Larry Wilmore's Ratings Are 55% Lower Than The Colbert Report, and This Clip May Prove Why

Many viewers attack a perceived 'anti-intellectual' shift

Has Comedy Central's late-night talk lineup lost some of its intellectualism since the departures of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert? Yes, according to quite a few viewers on Reddit, and they can tell you the exact moment they noticed the change.

On Wednesday, The Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore dropped by Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, promoting the return of new episodes next Monday.

While participants raised a wide array of topics, there was one recurring theme: disappointment.

According to several commenters, Wilmore too often falls back on vapid pop culture commentary or race relations in America for his punch lines and segment focuses, abandoning the humorous-but-heartfelt championing of science and reason that was a recurring theme for The Daily Show's Stewart and Wilmore's predecessor, Colbert.



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