The Best Episodes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

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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.

Sexist Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Chat

#1 - Sexist Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Chat

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.

star 8.41
32 votes
Barack Obama's Tears & Violence in America

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

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.

star 8.10
30 votes
Martin Shkreli's Arrest & 2015 Roundup

#3 - Martin Shkreli's Arrest & 2015 Roundup

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.

star 8.06
17 votes
Vaccines

#4 - Vaccines

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.

star 8.00
18 votes
Directors: Andre Allen
Writers: Robin Thede
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Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies

#5 - Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies

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.

star 7.96
28 votes
Sarah Palin's Trump Speech & Smart Sex

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

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.

star 7.95
21 votes
Jake Tapper

#7 - Jake Tapper

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.

star 7.93
29 votes
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Militia Dildos & Bernie Sanders's Surge

#8 - Militia Dildos & Bernie Sanders's Surge

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.

star 7.93
29 votes
Bill Cosby's Arrest & Oregon Militia Group

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

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.

star 7.91
23 votes
Affirmative Action Suit & Donald Trump

#10 - Affirmative Action Suit & Donald Trump

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.

star 7.89
27 votes
#TamponTuesday & Donald Trump's Media Savvy

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

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.

star 7.89
27 votes
Mike Yard's NHL Adventure & Thanksgiving

#12 - Mike Yard's NHL Adventure & Thanksgiving

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.

star 7.87
24 votes
Bernie Sanders

#13 - Bernie Sanders

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.

star 7.85
33 votes
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The Fifth GOP Debate & Serena Williams

#14 - The Fifth GOP Debate & Serena Williams

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.

star 7.84
25 votes
Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee

#15 - Laquan McDonald Shooting & Spike Lee

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.

star 7.84
25 votes
Democratic Debate & Paris Attacks

#16 - Democratic Debate & Paris Attacks

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.

star 7.83
24 votes
Confederate Christmas Card & Ted Cruz

#17 - Confederate Christmas Card & Ted Cruz

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.

star 7.83
23 votes
China's Smog Alert & The Social Media Age

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

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.

star 7.82
22 votes
Soul Food With Rand Paul & Inmate Release

#19 - Soul Food With Rand Paul & Inmate Release

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.

star 7.79
24 votes
Kim Jong-un's H-Bomb Test & Robotic Cops

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

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.

star 7.77
22 votes
Obama's ISIS Speech & Political Panderers

#21 - Obama's ISIS Speech & Political Panderers

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.

star 7.77
26 votes
Terry Crews

#22 - Terry Crews

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.

star 7.75
28 votes
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Sexist NAACP Leader & Iowa Caucus Results

#23 - Sexist NAACP Leader & Iowa Caucus Results

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.

star 7.75
24 votes
Neil deGrasse Tyson's B.o.B Smackdown

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

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.

star 7.73
22 votes
Bill Cosby's Countersuit & Face of Jesus

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

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.

star 7.72
25 votes