‘Nightly Show’ producer Jon Stewart helped say goodbye to Larry Wilmore on his final night as a late-night host.
“The last show — oh my god, what did you do, piss off Peter Thiel?” the retired TV vet joked. He recounted his own experiences with show business failure, telling Wilmore pointedly, “Do not confuse cancellation with failure.”
So I will say this: what you, my friend, were tasked to do, you did, and you did it beautifully. You brought a voice to an underserved voice in the media arena. Raw, and funny, and poignant, and smart and all those things.