May 10, 2014 in Nation/World

Wilmore filling Colbert’s slot

Associated Press
 

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NEW YORK – Writer-comic Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show” has earned Stephen Colbert’s coveted Comedy Central timeslot following Jon Stewart each night. Comedy Central said Friday that Wilmore will host “The Minority Report” at 11:30 each weeknight, starting in January.

Wilmore, who’s black, will add a different perspective to a late-night landscape dominated by white men. The network said “The Minority Report” will provide a platform for “underrepresented voices in comedy and media.” It was created and will be produced by Stewart, who will continue to host “The Daily Show.”

Colbert, a fellow “Daily Show” alumnus who was rewarded with his own show a decade ago, is wrapping “The Colbert Report” at the end of this year and will take over for David Letterman at CBS’ “Late Show” next year.

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