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'Nightly Show' host Larry Wilmore: 'I couldn't have started the show at a better worse time'

Soon, Larry Wilmore will be famous-famous. Right now, he’s what he calls “cable famous”: Many people already know him as the “senior black correspondent” from The Daily Show, and hardcore fans know his work as a TV writer (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In Living Color), showrunner (Black-ish, The Bernie Mac Show), and actor (How I Met Your Mother, The Office). But when his new talk show, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, premieres tonight on Comedy Central, he’ll get noticed on a whole different level. “I have the best type of fame for this moment,” he told EW late last year, during an interview at a New York diner. “The only people who know me are the people who like me already, because they’re fans of The Daily Show.”

As if to prove Wilmore’s point, a scruffy young man in a newsboy cap approaches the table to tell Wilmore he’s a “huge fan.” Wilmore is nice about it. (“Thank you!” he says. “Nice hat! It’s very… appropriate.”) But the whole thing makes him a little nervous. “I’m approaching that area where it’s like, ‘Yeah, I know that guy. He’s not that funny!’he says. “Wait ’til EW does that Who Sucked This Year issue!” Who, us? Never. Standing united with the Huge Fan guy, we talked to Wilmore about what to expect from The Nightly Show, why the networks don’t greenlight more sitcoms like Black-ish, and what it was like to grow up in Catholic school as one of only two people of color in his senior class. Our conversation follows below. READ FULL STORY

Watch the most violent giraffe fight ever filmed in Discovery's 'Africa' -- VIDEO

On Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET, Discovery premieres the first installment of Africa, a seven-part coproduction with the BBC from the documentary team behind Life narrated by Forest Whitaker. Below is a first look at what’s been described as “the most violent giraffe fight ever filmed,” featured in that first hour, “Kalahari.”┬áIt took the crew four weeks to capture the 90-second desert knockout in which two giraffes use their six-foot long necks as weapons and exchange blows. It was the only giraffe fight they saw the month they were there. You’ve got to see it to believe it. This clip is just a tease. READ FULL STORY


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