Stephen Colbert’s Parting Gift to Larry Wilmore: Booze
When Comedy Central suddenly cancelled The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, it came as a shock to both the show’s viewers and the host himself. As consolation, Wilmore’s late night colleagues are rallying in support by sending the only thing that can make hard times go down easier: booze.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert sent Wilmore dozens of tiny liquor bottles, arranged in the shape of the host’s bespectacled head.
And Wilmore signed off his show on Tuesday with a glass of wine given to him by Full Frontal host Samantha Bee.
“We had so many plans for tonight,” Wilmore said in the wake of the announcement of the show’s cancellation. “We were going to write this big, fun show, right? But you know, kind of due to the general ennui of just being canceled, general laziness, and the fact that Sam Bee sent us, like, three cases of wine…I have already started drinking, so you may see me full frontal out on the street later.” He then took a big gulp saying, “Basic cable wine, some of the best.”
We wish Wilmore the best in his future projects and hope he enjoys the silver lining of piles of free booze during all his extra free time.