Everyone freaking out about Colbert leaving... you can stop now.
By Rachel James (Treasurer/Writer)
When Stephen Colbert first announced his show would be ending at the end of 2014, many people were (understandably) devastated. Satire is so lacking in American culture - especially on television - and The Colbert Report has been a respite for the left-leaning, belly laughing set. But I’m happy to report that is 11:30 time slot is still filled with smart, funny, interesting comedy that you should be watching.
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has a simple, but effective set up. Instead of being a run down of the news of the day, each night focuses on one story. Through the four segments of the night, jokes are made, opinions are shared, and you come away having a better grasp of the issues at hand.
In the first segment, Larry will do a bit behind a desk (sometimes with a Nightly Show contributor, but usually solo). Instead of being a character (a la Colbert), Larry Wilmore is just being Larry. The writing is clear, concise, and (most importantly) funny.