On the Sept. 1 edition of CBS’ “The Late Show,” former host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” Larry Wilmore talks about his show’s cancellation.
The last episode of “The Nightly Show” aired mid-August.
Since then, the comedy producer and host has made the rounds to various media outlets to discuss the show’s impact.
In the 10-minute interview, the comedian voices his disappointment that his show was canceled now during the “best” racial issues.
Wilmore cites the current controversy around San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem as a reason his show should be on the air.
“I am very disappointed about it. I thought we’d be on through the election,” he says in the clip. “All the best racial stuff happens now when I lose my show!”
He also reveals that “The Nightly Show” was meant to discuss, examine and poke fun at issues around race, gender and class in the country.