The Best Episodes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Sexist Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Chat

#1 - Sexist Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Chat 8.41

Season 2 - Episode 42

Donald Trump blasts Hillary Clinton for using the bathroom, and Bernie Sanders discusses his presidential candidacy with Larry, Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos.

Barack Obama's Tears & Violence in America

#2 - Barack Obama's Tears & Violence in America 8.10

Season 2 - Episode 43

Critics slam the president for shedding tears during a speech on gun control, and Larry examines the media's role in violence with Wesley Morris, Ricky Velez and Robin Thede.

Martin Shkreli's Arrest & 2015 Roundup

#3 - Martin Shkreli's Arrest & 2015 Roundup 8.06

Season 2 - Episode 40

An infamous pharma CEO is arrested on fraud charges, and Larry revisits some of the most significant stories of 2015 with Pusha T, Rory Albanese and Mike Yard.

Vaccines

#4 - Vaccines 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 6

Larry talks about the Disneyland measles epidemic and the fight against vaccines with panelists Holly Phillips, Judy Gold, Zoey O'Toole and Mike Yard.

Directors: Andre Allen
Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies

#5 - Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies 7.96

Season 2 - Episode 77

Hillary Clinton takes back her praise of the Reagans' AIDS response, and Larry examines Donald Trump's violent rallies with Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ricky Velez and Mike Yard.

Sarah Palin's Trump Speech & Smart Sex

#6 - Sarah Palin's Trump Speech & Smart Sex 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 51

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and Larry talks about the relationship between sex and intelligence with Dan Savage, Bobby Gaylor and Grace Parra.

Jake Tapper

#7 - Jake Tapper 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 88

Larry reverts to his 70s-era Soul Daddy persona while examining modern-day issues facing America with Jake Tapper, Ricky Velez and Holly Walker.

Militia Dildos & Bernie Sanders's Surge

#8 - Militia Dildos & Bernie Sanders's Surge 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 48

The Oregon militia receives a steady supply of dildos, and Larry discusses Bernie Sanders's rise in presidential polls with John Fetterman, Rory Albanese and Robin Thede.

Bill Cosby's Arrest & Oregon Militia Group

#9 - Bill Cosby's Arrest & Oregon Militia Group 7.91

Season 2 - Episode 41

An armed militia group occupies a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and Larry discusses the arrest of Bill Cosby with Franchesca Ramsey, Mike Yard and Holly Walker.

Affirmative Action Suit & Donald Trump

#10 - Affirmative Action Suit & Donald Trump 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 36

A white student sues the University of Texas over affirmative action, and Larry discusses Donald Trump's soaring poll numbers with Kevin Nealon, Grace Parra and Mike Yard.

#TamponTuesday & Donald Trump's Media Savvy

#11 - #TamponTuesday & Donald Trump's Media Savvy 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 78

Holly Walker reports on free tampons in public schools, and Larry discusses Donald Trump's manipulation of the media with Jussie Smollett, Rory Albanese and Franchesca Ramsey.

Mike Yard's NHL Adventure & Thanksgiving

#12 - Mike Yard's NHL Adventure & Thanksgiving 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 28

Mike Yard goes head to head with the NHL's Cal Clutterbuck, and Larry gears up for Thanksgiving with Sway Calloway, Mike Yard and Holly Walker.

Bernie Sanders

#13 - Bernie Sanders 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 91

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins Larry to discuss his primary election prospects, the Michigan water crisis and his proposal to break up the banks.

Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee

#14 - Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 31

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires his police chief over the shooting death of a black teen, and Larry discusses colorblind casting with Spike Lee, Rory Albanese and Mike Yard.

The Fifth GOP Debate & Serena Williams

#15 - The Fifth GOP Debate & Serena Williams 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 39

Republican presidential hopefuls debate foreign policy, and Larry discusses Serena Williams's Sportsperson of the Year award with T-Pain, Holly Walker and Grace Parra.

Democratic Debate & Paris Attacks

#16 - Democratic Debate & Paris Attacks 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 25

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton make waves at the second Democratic debate, and Larry discusses the term "radical Islam" with Dean Obeidallah, John Avlon and John Green.

Confederate Christmas Card & Ted Cruz

#17 - Confederate Christmas Card & Ted Cruz 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 37

A South Carolina lawmaker's Christmas card features the Confederate flag, and Larry examines Ted Cruz's surge in GOP polls with Aida Rodriguez, Jordan Carlos and Mike Yard.

China's Smog Alert & The Social Media Age

#18 - China's Smog Alert & The Social Media Age 7.82

Season 2 - Episode 35

A toxic blanket of smog envelops Beijing, and Larry examines the pros and cons of social media with Q, Rory Albanese and Robin Thede.

Soul Food With Rand Paul & Inmate Release

#19 - Soul Food With Rand Paul & Inmate Release 7.79

Season 2 - Episode 17

GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul chats about Donald Trump over soul food, and Bob Saget, Ana Kasparian and Mike Yard discuss cringe-worthy Halloween costumes.

Kim Jong-un's H-Bomb Test & Robotic Cops

#20 - Kim Jong-un's H-Bomb Test & Robotic Cops 7.77

Season 2 - Episode 44

North Korea's Kim Jong-un claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb, and Larry talks about Silicon Valley's crime-fighting robots with Hank Azaria, Mike Yard and Rory Albanese.

Obama's ISIS Speech & Political Panderers

#21 - Obama's ISIS Speech & Political Panderers 7.77

Season 2 - Episode 33

President Obama awkwardly attempts to calm America's fears about ISIS, and Larry discusses pandering politicians with Jon Glaser, Rory Albanese and Mike Yard.

Terry Crews

#22 - Terry Crews 7.75

Season 2 - Episode 93

Sarah Palin mocks Bill Nye's status as a scientist, and Larry discusses derailed efforts to feature women on U.S. currency with Terry Crews, Grace Parra and Holly Walker.

Sexist NAACP Leader & Iowa Caucus Results

#23 - Sexist NAACP Leader & Iowa Caucus Results 7.75

Season 2 - Episode 58

A white NAACP leader aims a sexist remark at a female reporter, and Larry discusses the results of the Iowa caucus with Lewis Black, Rory Albanese and Franchesca Ramsey.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's B.o.B Smackdown

#24 - Neil deGrasse Tyson's B.o.B Smackdown 7.73

Season 2 - Episode 55

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes rapper B.o.B to task over his flat Earth theory, and Larry chats about NFL star Cam Newton with Brandon Marshall, Ricky Velez and Jordan Carlos.

Bill Cosby's Countersuit & Face of Jesus

#25 - Bill Cosby's Countersuit & Face of Jesus 7.72

Season 2 - Episode 38

Bill Cosby sues seven of his accusers for defamation, and Larry discusses a historically realistic portrait of Jesus Christ with Taye Diggs, Rory Albanese and Robin Thede.