With The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore Has His Own Brand of Politics to Prosecute

In The News Piece in New York Magazine
Jan. 14, 2015

The Nightly Show’s conceit is fairly simple: It’s a news show from the perspective of the under­represented. Besides Wilmore’s monologues, there will be a mix of panelists and recurring players, taped on-the-street segments, and interviews. What Wilmore essentially wants to get at are broader questions of power and powerlessness, the gap between the CEO and the minimum-wage worker: “I look at it in terms of top dog and underdog,” he explains.