Meet Colbert’s Late Night Successor

Larry Wilmore will take over Colbert’s old spot on January 19th.

“The Colbert Report” is officially a thing of the past and the gaping eagle-shaped hole left in our collective hearts is very real. Luckily for Comedy Central viewers, comedian Larry Wilmore is set to take over the abandoned slot come January 19 (MLK Jr. Day) at 11:30 pm, following The Daily Show with John Stewart with his newly developed The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Wilmore, a former Daily Show correspondent and comedian, has said that the show will continue the mock news format and will focus mainly on underdogs. “That happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever,” he told the New York Times.

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