Updated with Wilmore reax: In addition to sending Larry Wilmore a bottle of champagne on Wilmore’s final night of The Nightly Show, HBO show host John Oliver included a nod to Wilmore during the opening of last night’s Last Week Tonight.
Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central show last week became a victim of low ratings after 20 months. Nightly had followed The Daily Show on which Wilmore had been Jon Stewart’s Senior Black Correspondent. Oliver likewise served as a Daily Show correspondent, as had TBS’s Full Frontal star Samantha Bee, who’d sent Wilmore cases of wine, and CBS’s The Late Show star Stephen Colbert, who’d sent a lifetime supply of single-serve booze.
Here is a tweet of Oliver’s Wilmore tribute: