Larry Wilmore is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, actor, comedian, and writer whose career spans more than 20 years. He was host of The Nightly Show, which aired weeknights on Comedy Central from January 2015 to August 2016. He also served as executive producer of the ABC comedy black-ish.
Wilmore is best known for his memorable appearances as the senior black correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials. Wilmore has written for NBC’s The Office, The PJs (which he cocreated), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and In Living Color. He also served as creator, executive producer, and writer of The Bernie Mac Show, for which he received the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and a 2001 Peabody Award. Wilmore released his first book, I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts, in 2009. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York.