Comedy Central announced Monday that comedian Larry Wilmore's "The Nightly Show" will air its final episode Thursday.
The reason given by the network: Wilmore hasn’t resonated with viewers.
Wilmore carried his proclivity for stinging racial commentary with him from the Daily Show when he was tapped to take over for Stephen Colbert early last year.
The end of his show leaves just one comedian of color in the cable lineup: Trevor Noah, whose ratings flounder.
With Larry Wilmore gone, who will speak humor into the nation’s racial divide?
Take Two posed that question to two guests:
- Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR
- Robert Townsend, actor, comedian, film director
Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.