Larry Wilmore

Former “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show & Host of the Nightly Show

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About Keynote Speaker Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore, the current host of the Nightly Show, may be the most important satirical African American journalist in America. Wilmore provides viewers with his distinct point of view and comedic take on current events and pop culture. The series will feature a diverse panel of voices, providing a perspective largely missing in the late-night television landscape. As the former “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Larry has added his own unique comic perspective to the reality-based look at trends, pop culture, news, current events, politics, sports and entertainment.

Wilmore’s first book, entitled I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore, was published in fall 2008 and displays “an ability to convince, confound and compel in equal measure,” according to Publishers Weekly. He has been nominated and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, Humanitas, TV Critics and NAACP Image Award.

Growing up influenced by Johnny Carson and Richard Pryor, Wilmore began his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early ‘90s. He’s written for hit shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airblack-ish and The Jamie Foxx Show. He also co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy, a few years later created The Bernie Mac Show starring Bernie Mac and was a consulting producer on The Office.

As a cultural commentator and a successful Hollywood talent, Wilmore opens the door to an honest conversation about race and diversity in our country. He delivers a versatile and entertaining message, lacing it with his own comedic wit and a dash of levity in an interactive, multi-media discussion.

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