C.J.: ‘Insecure’ co-star Yvonne Orji lives her values, not her character’s
Stories about Yvonne Orjis vow of celibacy already exist in the zeitgeist and there is nothing to add, said the co-star of HBOs Insecure.
But one has to try, so I did last week during a phone call before Orjis appearance at Bethel University in St. Paul for Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The event was a spiritual component to the NFLs biggest game.
AUSTIN — Whip around a corner in the University of Texas Union Theater and comedian Larry Wilmore might be taking a swig of water. Nearby, 2018 Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, could be huddling with friends. In Hogg Auditorium next door, law enforcement might be talking about how to handle a natural disaster.
Jordan Klepper moving from ‘Daily Show’ to own show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Klepper is moving from "Daily Show" correspondent to host of his own show.
Comedy Central said Tuesday that Klepper will bring his pompous "Daily Show" persona with him when his talk show debuts this fall.
It will air Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern, following Trevor Noah's "Daily Show."
La PORTE — Big Comedy at the Little Theatre returns this Saturday for their eighth comedy show, welcoming their biggest star yet as comedian Felonious Munk takes the stage.
Munk is a nationally touring standup comedian who appeared as a contributor on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which ran on Comedy Central for two seasons. He also has a massive YouTube following with videos viewed more than two million times.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’
NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off.
It was later, during an online-only "Overtime" segment of Maher's Friday night show, that two of Maher's three panelists hurled expletives at the Breitbart News senior editor.
‘Nightly Show’ vet Larry Wilmore signs deal with ABC Studios
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Comedy Central axed "The Nightly Show," its host, Larry Wilmore, has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, the company said Monday.
Under the deal, Wilmore will develop his own projects as well as supervise others while helping target talent for the studio.
Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — On a night of nervous laughter and cathartic tears and applause, Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" won the National Book Award for fiction and Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, of Georgia, shared the prize for young people's literature for a graphic novel about his civil rights activism.
Ex-Comedy Central star Wilmore to host National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and former television show host Larry Wilmore's next gig will have a literary theme: hosting the National Book Awards.
The National Book Foundation announced Monday the former Comedy Central star will preside over the Nov. 16 dinner ceremony and benefit in New York.
Larry Wilmore hopeful for another chance after cancellation
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Wilmore says the cancellation of his late night Comedy Central talk show was like being in a relationship, but "you were the one who didn't know it was over."
Comedy Central has canceled "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," its bid to bring underrepresented points of view into the late-night landscape.
The last episode of the show will air Thursday night, Comedy Central announced Monday. The network will plug in Chris Hardwicke's "@Midnight" until a permanent replacement is found.
Larry Wilmore-hosted ‘Nightly Show’ axed by Comedy Central
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is coming to an end.
The late-night humor and talk show, which premiered in January 2015, will conclude its run Thursday, the network announced Monday.
The program, which filled the slot vacated by Stephen Colbert when he jumped to CBS, sought to explore current events and larger life issues as presided over by Wilmore, who previously had served as "senior black correspondent" on "The Daily Show."
Jon Stewart emerged from self-imposed exile during the Republican National Convention to obliterate both Donald Trump and Fox News, then scurried back down his rabbit hole, presumably to further develop his top-secret streaming project for HBO and his beard.
The comedian may not have treated fans with a repeat performance during the Democratic gathering this week, but his presence continues to loom large over the late-night landscape. Nearly one year after leaving the...