Maybe They Should Try Comedy



Now THIS is funny:

‘Nightly Show’ Canceled; Larry Wilmore “Saddened” By “Unblackening” at Comedy Central

It’s the end of the road for Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central series The Nightly Show.

The decision comes a year and a half after rolling out the half-hour late-night panel show as a forum for underrepresented points of view. The last episode is slated to run Thursday, with the Viacom-owned network planning to slot in Chris Hardwick’s game show @Midnight at 11:30 p.m. until a permanent replacement is found. In explaining the decision, Comedy Central president Kent Alterman says it came down to its inability to register with viewers.

“Unfortunately, it hasn’t connected with our audience in ways that we need it to,” Alterman tells The Hollywood Reporter, “both in the linear channel and in terms of multi-platform outlets and with shareable content and on social platforms as well.”


At launch, The Nightly Show had the benefit of stalwart The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as his opener, and a landscape seemingly in desperate need of a diverse voice just as the Black Lives Matter movement was taking shape. In the many months since, however, Wilmore lost Stewart as his lead-in (he remains an executive producer on The Nightly Show) and instead follows another black voice in new Daily Show host Trevor Noah.

Wilmore, who informed his staff of the network’s decision early Monday, didn’t hide his disappointment. “I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity,” he says in a statement to THR, leaning on his “Keeping it 100” mantra as he continued: “But I’m also saddened and surprised we won’t be covering this crazy election or ‘The Unblackening’ as we’ve coined it. And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ happening to my time slot as well.”

The timing — after two seasons or, as of Thursday, 259 episodes — is believed to have come down to contractual logistics. Comedy Central is said to have been faced with a looming decision to sign Wilmore and what insiders say amounted to be about 15 members of the Nightly Show’s on- and off-screen staff to new contracts. But with the series averaging a particularly grim night-of rating of 0.2 in the 18-49 demo, for instance, doing so was hard to justify.

The real problem is Comedy Central stopped being funny about 7-8 years ago. 10 years ago they were riding an anti-war/anti-establishment wave. Then they sold their souls to Obama.

Jon Stewart saw the writing on the wall and bailed. Daily Show alumni Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee ran off to other networks, but their shows are getting lousy ratings too. A few Jon Stewart wannabes have flopped too.

Maybe they should try comedy.

But wait! There’s more!

Alterman insists he remains fiercely committed to Noah, however, who is now the only prominent black voice in late night. In fact, he downplayed the franchise’s ratings and critical drop-off, suggesting any early stumbles are akin to what Stewart faced when he took over for predecessor Craig Kilborn many years earlier. Despite an only slightly rosier night-of rating of 0.3 in the 18-49 demo, the network has been focused on Noah’s reach among a younger subset, both on TV and online, as well as his ability to create moments that travel beyond the show. “Trevor has been resonating increasingly,” says Alterman, adding that Noah has reached a “plateau” in his voice leading into and after the political conventions: “All of the original shows that we shot at the conventions were so strong, and they really resonated with our fans.”

Noah’s only hope is if Donald Trump wins. Nobody wants to watch him kiss Hillary’s wrinkled old ass.

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134 Responses to Maybe They Should Try Comedy

  1. DandyTIger says:

    This whole lot has had one major problem: they’re on the side of the powerful. The elite, establishment, globalists. Especially Obama and how Hillary. Making fun of those without power comes across as not funny, bullying, and even obscene.

    • Anthony says:

      Exactly. They attracted the same audience that Trump is now getting support from: the powerless who feel they are without a voice.

      Once someone with a high profile speaks for “the voiceless”, they feel supported and validated; and perceive their fate as far less doomed than when they were un-heard. Unfortunately, Comedy Central has long ago ditched their supporters to join the oppressors. What they’re doing now is too little, too late. I won’t miss them at all.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    Humor that’s universal in nature is golden. Humor based on political, gender, racial and religious observations are usually transient. Network idiots/bigwigs (samething) look for quick bucks rather than long term success.

    • votermom says:

      Exactly. Comedy is an art (it has it’s own muse, Thalia).
      Hacks who just make everything about politics are like spammers – they destroy the medium.

  3. jennifer lyn says:

    Trevor and Noah are both racist. Both were hired because they are black men. If either had been white hell no they wouldn’t have had a show. Noah is a class a sexist too. I do not watch either of the channels that feature these men and wrote the corporate offices and told them why. I asked them to give me a show lambasting black people’s behavior and showing the oxymoronic approach the entire culture has to the simple problem of people behaving badly and never been called on it. They did not return my calls. Unless you a woman who wants to talk about her vagina and sex life there is little room for you on late night tv. BORING.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Late night comedians are only funny when they poke fun at the establishment, no matter who’s in power. I don’t understand why Obama gets a pass, those jokes just write themselves. I remember when Linda Tripp and Janet Reno were played by men. If they only let Tracy Morgan play Michelle! He did a good job playing Whitney Houston’s daughter,as a young girl, on his knees.

  5. AFVet says:

    I have never trusted the poll results as the liberal media feeds them to us.
    I ran across this poll of 50,000 people across the Country and after comparing Trumps crowds to Hillary’s, I tend to believe this one.
    It makes more sense.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Must be accurate. Google doesn’t like that site!! LOLp

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      In getting my email just now I see there appears to be a “major newspaper” calling for Trump to pull out for the good of the elites (well they say people but we know which people they really mean). I refused to give into Huffypuffy click bait but lets see is I can name the top suspects:

      1. New York Times – we only print the news we want to fit
      2. Wash Post – all our best work is done in defiance of logic
      3. Chicago Tribune – world’s greatest liars
      4. WSJ – we try to avoid our full name as it tells people were we get our marching orders
      5.Los Angeles Time – largest circulation in the koolaid zone

      • Constance says:

        Since Trump is supposedly so far behind in the polls why do the media bother to try and get him out?

        • AFVet says:

          The desperation is strong and the quicksand is deep is it not?
          The faster they flail, the better I like it.

      • DeniseVB says:

        LOL ! You must get Don Suber’s Trump the Press, it’s a wild ride about the (idiot) media coverage of Trump since his announcement last year. It’s a wonderful antidote to the media slobberhatefest we’re enduring right now. Just finished the “Vincent Canby” chapter which Surber equates the current msm to the worst NYT movie reviewer of all time. Canby panned every great movie box office smash, and some now classics, for decades before NYT moved him to another cubicle. I thought it was a great analogy. NYT’s elite foodie critics are even worse snobs.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I think the winner for todays stupidest story of the day was the Wall Street Journal. I guess it was their turn since otherwise they might have to report on Hilary donating to herself and taking a tax break and that is not how charity donation as suppose to work. Not to mention the phantom speeches to Wall Street.

          You sold me on Trump the Press.I just bought the kindle edition of Suber’s book and used votermom’s bookhorde link.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s one of Key and Peele’s best Obamas…….

  7. mothy67 says:

    I tune out immediately now when race is brought up. Olympics was it. Young woman won the gold because she had a natural ability and parents who had the means and cared enough to foster her talents. Blame everyone else fir your failure. Ugh.

  8. blowme0bama says:

    • blowme0bama says:

      We knew all this anyway, but its now outside the tinfoil hat arena. Of course, MSM won’t touch any of this, which is why they’ve become increasingly irrelevant over the last 20 years.

  9. Dora says:

    Her hairdo isn’t the only thing she changed.


    On Rape, Clinton Campaign Deletes ‘You Have The Right to Be Believed’ From Website

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  11. lyn says:

    Many Obots probably feel the same way. LOL.

  12. CiscoKid says:

    *Why are you crying?
    *Obama has left me a $20 trillion debt to pay off, and I’m only 2 years old.
    *Would you like to send him a message?
    *Yes, thank a lot you p***k.
    *Do you think Hillary will do a good job?
    F**k her too, she’s a crook and a liar.
    See, I translated baby talk.

    • lyn says:


      • CiscoKid says:

        I felt a little guilty, but how can a parent, a mother no less, pimp her child?
        The debt is $20 trillion today, if Hillary is elected, this country will be broke.
        Youngster won’t have a job and if Momma leaves him any money, Hillary wants to tax it all.

        • Anthony says:

          Momma will happily agree to donate all of her money to the Clinton Global Redistribution Initiative. The baby is fucked.

        • DeniseVB says:

          “pimp her child”, yep , I’m thinking mom just snapped a kitten’s neck in front of her child. What kid gets upset over a stupid president ? I hate the child torture videos, they seem so mean.

          • CiscoKid says:

            So fully agree.
            Leave the poor child alone, don’t put him in the mix.
            Let him run in the wet grass, raise a puppy , kiss his first kiss in 2nd , 3rd grade, but to put him out there in the battlefield of politics, I don’t care how strong my beliefs are, leave him/her alone

  13. CiscoKid says:

    Holy mole! Rudy is kicking ass in Youngstown. He’s breathing FIRE!
    He’s even scaring me…NOT, NO WAY,
    Saying what needs to be said.

  14. Venus says:

    Want to know how good Trump’s speech was just now? Even NeverTrump idiot admits it (although he throws in some insults/lies, he can’t help himself):

    • blowme0bama says:

      If trump can just stay FOCUSED and hit jobs, immigration & security, he’ll win this thing in a landslide. I understand MSM is going to take 2 words out of a 3,000 word speech and try to make him look scary, but when that happens, he just needs to refute it, then in subsequent questions concerning the same, refer to the prior refutation, and hammer on jobs, immigration & security – and it’s so easy because they’re all so intimately tied together.

      He just needs to stay focused. His policy message on every issue is what Americans want and need. I get that his off script quips are cute, and definitely fire up me and a lot of other people, but he needs to focus now and quit shooting himself in the dick.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Caught part of his FP speech *live*. Glad Team Trump puts him on the prompter for important policy details, but you can just tell he wants to smash it.

  15. Dora says:

    She must really need help!!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Well in all fairness he was already at the Vineyard so it would be hard to miss the opportunity to play the Grand Boobah in one of the elites favorite playgrounds Bonus for BO, he does not even have to miss any tee times or mix with the hoi polloi.

  16. Venus says:

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  18. CiscoKid says:

    Trump opened up with guns blazing.
    Precisely enumerated who our enemy is, by their choice not ours.
    Named each attack on Western civilization, so far, by radical islamic terrorist.
    Sure, I’m a Trump supporter, but dammit, while Hillary spews class warfare, Trump talks about making America safe, stronger and secure.
    Now, let’s see how the msm LIES about what Trump said.

  19. helenk3 says:

    over 2500 soros internal documents released on line
    this is a job for dandy.

  20. CiscoKid says:

    The hypocrisy of Crooked Lying Hillary is on a cosmic level.
    From a news burlb.
    “Donald Trump will cut taxes on the rich by trillions, trillions”
    WTF! No mention of the millions and millions she has received for “speeches”.
    “But I , Hillary Clinton will raise taxes and put coal miners and coal mines out of business.”

    • DandyTIger says:

      It’s a character thing. Trump is a loud mouth, can be a jerk, and frankly who knows what he’d do in office. But Hillary is fucking evil.

      • Constance says:

        That is how I feel too and I’m voting Trump because I feel he is basically good and loves our country. He’s married to an immigrant so I don’t see how they can call him anti immigrant.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Well…..a LACK of character thing on her part. /fixed it/

      • DeniseVB says:

        We know Trump loves his country and I trust he does want to give back. He’s certainly not doing it for the power and money (cough,Clintons,Obamas,cough). I hope he wins, and if he turns out to be the worst President since Obama, I’ll be on his ass too. ❤ Really, I will.

  21. helenk3 says:

    Hillary would let these scumbag scuzzbuckets into the country

  22. 1539days says:

    Craig Kilborn used to do a comedy show, then he got ousted by some SJWs who thought he didn’t treat women the right way. It went downhill from there.

  23. Dora says:


  24. Kathy says:

    Was just flipping channels and msnbc..dripping with sarcasm Trump’s supposed policy deficiencies.. Has Mark Halperin on asking Donnie Deutch about policy. Really ? These people are major dumb butts with zero self awareness.

    • lateblum says:

      I’d like to know WHEN Donnie Deutsch became thought of as a person with a working brain. When I first began seeing him on MorningJoe, I thought he was there for laughs, as a jokester. That the people at MSNBC or anyone finds him or his opinions at all worthwhile, is beyond my comprehension.

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Fun with Twitter polls. Dew Drop Inn 😉 I ran out of characters to ask “others” to please comment…where you follow Milo.

  26. swanspirit says:

    I remember when John Stewart compared the size of Sarah Palin’s vagina to her tour bus. He thought that was funny. But then, if there was a sick joke of any kind, any way, Jon would make a whole segment out of it.
    I used to watch Stewart, because he was the main source of memes and themes for the left. They didn’t know what to say or do unless Jon told them the night before. People like John Cole were entirely predictable, if you watched Stewart the night before. And he wasn’t funny. He was just a shill for Obama.And he got very rich doing it.

  27. lyn says:

  28. Venus says:

    Milo’s take on Trump’s speech:

    There’s no diplomatic way to put it. In this historic announcement, Donald Trump has dramatically overtaken the chronically Muslim-friendly Democratic Party on gay rights. I predict conservatives across the west will soon follow suit. The right is quickly realising that, thanks to the silence on Islam, it is they and not the left who are destined to safeguard women, gays, and minorities from the barbarians of the East.

    As the body counts — and rape counts — in Europe rack up, gays — and others on Islam’s kill-list — will realize that in a world of Muslim migration, conservative immigration policies are actually the most progressive. Meanwhile, the claims of self-proclaimed leftists to champion the rights of women and minorities will ring increasingly hollow.

    Voters are starting to take notice of all this.

    Throughout this election cycle, Trump has been attacked as a bigot and a reactionary on immigration. With this new plan, though, he has proven beyond doubt that he’s the only person running for President who can stick up for chicks and queers.

    Face facts, guys. It is the political Left that wants to flood America with violent homophobes and misogynists, not Trump. No-one with a clear-eyed view of Muslim culture can believe otherwise.

    Perhaps this is what the #NeverTrump guys meant when they said Trump was a closet liberal.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I can’t wait for your Trump The Press Book Horde review. Just finished the chapter on Vincent Canby, and still can’t stop laughing. Such a great analogy of the worst NYT movie reviewer to the current media on Trump. Canby panned the biggest box office smashes which are now classics. This book is the prozac for political/news junkies 😀

  29. votermom says:

    So, some girl talk.

    I colored my hair today with a box dye (Revlon Colorsilk).

    Background – I’ve been.using henna for several years, which came out as a deep auburn when I had gray with my brown hair . But now that I’m getting white hair too, the henna looks orange.
    So I started growing it out thinking I’d just go natural. Couldn’t stick it out because I was looking like a freaky tiger.

    The dye job is kinda ok – I have mostly brown hair again – the ends still have henna tone but it blends. But the gray coverage isn’t that great. There are still glints of it. Still, at least I don’t look like a were-tiger anymore. I didn’t realize how efficient henna is at covering gray compared to dyes. If only one could control the shade.

    Kid the younger volunteered to put the dye in. She has a light hands – very relaxing. I think I owe her $2 for the service. 🙂

    • Constance says:

      You know what color system works great…Color Charm by Wella. It comes from Sally’s beauty supply. You buy a bottle of developer and then choose which ever pigment you like (you want the blue boxed pigment). There is no peroxide in it so it won’t lighten (or damage) hair, not a problem if you are mostly gray and it coats the hair like henna so it makes your hair silky and thicker instead of dry. It washes out in around a month so that when you touch up roots you don’t end up with color build up on the ends. The “medium natural blonde” comes out a nice spice brown. But they have a good color swatch display for color choices. I always bought several different pigments and mixed them. But now I’ve gone really light blonde for awhile. I don’t even know what color my hair is naturally.

  30. Venus says:

    Trump v. Hillary by the numbers last week — stark contrast:

  31. Venus says:

    Not much is going on & with the Olympics and back to school, most people aren’t paying attention to politics, so don’t let the neo-con NeverTrumps and media agenda polls get you down. The Republican candidate *always* trails the Dem over the summer because the media *always* puts out their agenda polls during this time to try to frame the fall election. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    But what those fools even more laughable is that they are ignoring the fact that Trump broke the GOP records for primary votes in 2016 and that turnout in the primary was UP by a significant amount on the Republican side. They also ignore that the Dems had millions less in votes for 2016, and that is even with Bernie included. This alone tells you the motivation and passion is with Trump. Add to that the fact that he has been having YUGE crowds at rallies for more than a year now — during the PRIMARY — and he is still having YUGE crowds now in August!!

    Also, this Trump Cloud is a good sign:

  32. helenk3 says:

    I consider this man a domestic terrorist

    More: Lake County, Calif., officials say 40-year-old arrested for setting Clayton Fire was also tied to other fires set in the area

    Clayton Fire in Lake County, Calif., August 2016
    Lake County, Calif., officials announce arrest of 40-year-old man on 17 counts of arson for setting Clayton Fire

  33. Kathy says:

    Anybody know what’s wrong with the Hillary is 44 site ?

  34. Dora says:

    My God, did you all hear what Tim Kaine said yesterday? He sounds sick! Or genocidal. Or something!


    Kaine Slips: White People Need to Be Minority

    Clinton running mate seems to admit Democratic policies will bring down white, middle-class Americans

    In a Freudian slip, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee appeared to inadvertently admit Thursday that Democratic policies are inherently harmful to white Americans.

    I’ve never been treated badly in life because of my skin color or my gender,” Kaine said. “I think the burden is on those of us who are in the majority ­ Caucasians. We have to put ourselves in a place where we are the minority.”

    • mothy67 says:

      Not a Freudian slip he has said it before. I assume he meant put yourself in their shoes, just poorly worded. He’s a scumbag.

  35. votermom says:

    FREEBIE for SF readers

  36. Venus says:

    Reminder, this is why the media is 100% against Trump:

    ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama National Security Adviser.
    CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.
    ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
    ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.
    ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood.
    CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
    ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos, former Clinton’s White House Communications Director and press secretary.
    PBS Chief of Staff Julie Anbender, former Clinton’s Deputy Director of OPA and DOJ.
    Comcast-ABC Senior VP, Government Affairs Meredith Baker, former Bush’s and Obama’s Commissioner.
    FCC CNN News correspondent, Yul Kwon, former Obama’s Deputy Chief CGAB, FCC.
    CNN Department Assignment Manager, Joe Lockhart, former Clinton’s Press Secretary.
    CBS VP, Corporate Communications, Lisa Caputo, former Clinton’s Press Secretary, First Lady’s Office.

    They are pissed they didn’t get the Clinton v. Bush 2.0 “fight” they were giddily anticipation because Trump was able to overcome them & the margin of fraud for Jeb! in the primary.
    He’ll have to overcome them & the margin of fraud in the GE as well.

  37. votermom says:


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