The BEST Episodes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Network: Comedy Central (US)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is an American late-night panel talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is a spin-off of The Daily Show, which featured Wilmore as a recurring contributor billed as the "Senior Black Correspondent". It premiered on January 19, 2015 on Comedy Central, and airs Mondays through Thursdays at 11:30 PM (EST) following The Daily Show. It serves as a replacement for The Colbert Report, which aired in the same time-slot from October 2005 until December 2014. The show has been described as a combination of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode begins with Wilmore's scripted take on the news followed by a panel discussion with his guests.
#1 - Sexist Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Chat
Season 2 - Episode 42 - Aired Jan 5, 2016
Donald Trump blasts Hillary Clinton for using the bathroom, and Bernie Sanders discusses his presidential candidacy with Larry, Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos.
#2 - Barack Obama's Tears & Violence in America
Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired Jan 6, 2016
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.
#3 - Martin Shkreli's Arrest & 2015 Roundup
Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired Dec 17, 2015
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.
#4 - Vaccines
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 27, 2015
Larry talks about the Disneyland measles epidemic and the fight against vaccines with panelists Holly Phillips, Judy Gold, Zoey O'Toole and Mike Yard.
#5 - Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies
Season 2 - Episode 77 - Aired Mar 14, 2016
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.
#6 - Sarah Palin's Trump Speech & Smart Sex
Season 2 - Episode 51 - Aired Jan 20, 2016
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.
#7 - Jake Tapper
Season 2 - Episode 88 - Aired Apr 7, 2016
Larry reverts to his 70s-era Soul Daddy persona while examining modern-day issues facing America with Jake Tapper, Ricky Velez and Holly Walker.
#8 - Militia Dildos & Bernie Sanders's Surge
Season 2 - Episode 48 - Aired Jan 14, 2016
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.
#9 - Bill Cosby's Arrest & Oregon Militia Group
Season 2 - Episode 41 - Aired Jan 4, 2016
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.
#10 - Affirmative Action Suit & Donald Trump
Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 10, 2015
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.
#11 - #TamponTuesday & Donald Trump's Media Savvy
Season 2 - Episode 78 - Aired Mar 15, 2016
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.
#12 - Mike Yard's NHL Adventure & Thanksgiving
Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 19, 2015
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.
#13 - Bernie Sanders
Season 2 - Episode 91 - Aired Apr 13, 2016
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.
#14 - The Fifth GOP Debate & Serena Williams
Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired Dec 16, 2015
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.
#15 - Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Dec 2, 2015
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.
#16 - Democratic Debate & Paris Attacks
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 16, 2015
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.
#17 - Confederate Christmas Card & Ted Cruz
Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 14, 2015
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.
#18 - China's Smog Alert & The Social Media Age
Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired Dec 9, 2015
A toxic blanket of smog envelops Beijing, and Larry examines the pros and cons of social media with Q, Rory Albanese and Robin Thede.
#19 - Soul Food With Rand Paul & Inmate Release
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 2, 2015
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.
#20 - Kim Jong-un's H-Bomb Test & Robotic Cops
Season 2 - Episode 44 - Aired Jan 7, 2016
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.
#21 - Obama's ISIS Speech & Political Panderers
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Dec 7, 2015
President Obama awkwardly attempts to calm America's fears about ISIS, and Larry discusses pandering politicians with Jon Glaser, Rory Albanese and Mike Yard.
#22 - Terry Crews
Season 2 - Episode 93 - Aired Apr 18, 2016
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.
#23 - Sexist NAACP Leader & Iowa Caucus Results
Season 2 - Episode 58 - Aired Feb 2, 2016
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.
#24 - Neil deGrasse Tyson's B.o.B Smackdown
Season 2 - Episode 55 - Aired Jan 27, 2016
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.
#25 - Bill Cosby's Countersuit & Face of Jesus
Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 15, 2015
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.