Comedy Central's Newest Late Night Host Takes on Sharpton

'No One Else Can Represent Us?'

The Nightly Show, Comedy Central's replacement for The Colbert Report, debuted this week with anchor Larry Wilmore. 

Wilmore, a former "correspondent" on the network's pretend news show The Daily Show, touched on a wide-range of topics including the accusation that the Oscar nominations (and snubs) were tainted by racial bias. 

When Wilmore reported that MSNBC's Al Sharpton was swooping in to Los Angeles to meet with executives to rectify the injustice, the African-American host drew big laughs when he exclaimed, “Sharpton?! Again?! I mean, no one else can represent us?! You don’t have to respond to every black emergency, you’re not black Batman! A racial fire chief. ”

Wilmore also expressed his dismay that Selma director Ava DuVernay was not nominated for an Oscar but was fine with actor David Oyelowo not getting a nod for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. because he’s not that into British brothers. 

 

H/T: Mediaite

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