Congratulations are in order for Larry Wilmore, who is named to replace The Colbert Report in early 2015.
Comedy Central has concluded a deal with Jon Stewart’s production company, Busboy Productions, to create the follow-up show to the Emmy-winning “Colbert Report,” which will be coming to an end in the next year when its star, Stephen Colbert, leaves to succeed David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show.”
The idea for “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” as the show will be known, came from Mr. Stewart himself, who proposed that the 11:30 p.m. time period behind his nightly “Daily Show” was the ideal place for a new format, one that would “provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there,” as Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central said in an interview.
Wilmore, known best known as the “senior black correspondent” has also been a successful writer for television, having created the widely praised series “The Bernie Mac Show” and written for other shows, like “The Office” (where he also memorably played “Mr. Brown” in one of that comedy’s signature episodes), “In Living Color,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.”
Congratulations to Ian Colthart on the highest rated caption (see post title). There are over 900 comments, lots of great stuff, check out the thread here
Other honorable mentions, in order of likes:
Victoria Flores I was going to let my personal assitant shop…but I shipped her job to China
Kemi Chavez ”left, right, smile; left, right, wave; left, right, blink”
Shelly Amber Soda, cookies, mom jeans….Did i forget something? Oh yeah, I left my pride and dignity on isle 7
William Lopez, HEEEHE I paid no taxes on the groceries , feel almost as good as when I skip taxes on my income !
Ian Ruppenthal ,”Maybe this will make me look less rich and more like the peasants!”
Steve Ferguson, ”The shit I have to do to make people believe I’m human. What’s a debit card miss? ”
Autumn Skye Wade, ”See? I am just like you.” *insert coin to continue operation*
Gabriella Schleinkofer, ”The stuff I have to go through to pretend I’m not a filthy rich, spoiled guy out of touch with reality”
Rick Hanlon II, Tomorrow: “I never went grocery shopping. Despite the lies from the liberal media, I was not shopping, I was clearly just pushing a cart full of items. That is clear in the photo being circulated, and anyone who claims otherwise is just attacking me to win votes. It’s shameful that people would stoop to that level to attack my character.”
In a move to put a much needed positive spin on abortion, Planned Parenthood is launching a new campaign to get the word out that it’s not as bad as extreme right wing Republicans make it out to be. “We even offer cookies!” could be heard from a nurse in an exam room next to us during our interview with the director, Shaquitha Nolan, “Now we’re giving them free TV’s?? Shit, it’s like Christmas ’round here!”
The move comes in the wake of additional revenues by the Susan G Komen fallout combined with Obamacare funding. “We have all these extra rooms we used to use for breast exams and pap smears that are just sitting, so we though why not just fill them up with TV’s for the promotion.” With abortions being over 99.8% of what Planned Parenthood does, other services that seem pointless are being dropped.
Some restrictions apply to get a new TV, it must be at least your second abortion but first timers still get cookies and a balloon. They now also offer a frequent abortion card for every 5th one, it’s on the house.