Canned Larry Wilmore: 'Racism Is Solved'

'We did it! We did it!'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2016 10:41 AM CDT

"So how was your day?" Larry Wilmore asked viewers at the opening of Monday's Nightly Show, hours after Comedy Central announced the show had been canceled. Wilmore thanked staff and viewers before joking, "our show going off the air means one thing—racism is solved! We did it! We did it!" per the Daily Beast. "Our show was at its best when the news was at its worst,” Wilmore continued, “and I am so proud that we were able to take on real issues and hopefully say something powerful while making people laugh on some very, very dark days." While discussing police shootings of black Americans, contributor Mike Yard later added, "I wish there was a late-night comedy show on air that dealt with things like that!" (More TV shows stories.)

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