Larry Wilmore will bring his unique mix of humor and wit as he launches Larry Wilmore: Black on Air on The Ringer Podcast Network. Wilmore is an Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and comedian who most recently co-created Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure. Larry Wilmore: Black on Air features guests Norman Lear, Bernie Sanders and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
“Larry is one of a kind – not just one of the best thinkers and fearless voices we have, but someone who can talk to anyone about anything,” said Bill Simmons. “He will land a steady flow of fascinating guests, too. I think it makes perfect sense for Larry to become the 22,354,919th human being with a podcast.”
On joining The Ringer Podcast Network, Wilmore said, “I’m very excited to be working with Bill Simmons and The Ringer for my new podcast. Even as a kid, casting pods was something I could only dream of and now it’s here.”
Wilmore previously served as host of Comedy Central’s critically praised The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and helped to launch ABC’s Black-ish as an executive producer. He also made memorable appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and hosted his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials, Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex. Off-screen, Wilmore wrote for In Living Color, The PJ’s (which he co-created), The Office, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He also served as creator, writer, and executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show, which earned him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award.
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