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By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedy news show explores current events, has profanity.

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It may feel like there's an overabundance of talking heads in both news and comedy these days, but new voices and perspectives are still needed. Wilmore is a political comedy and news show with a Black host, that features predominantly Black guests, and speaks to American issues from a Black point of view. That's shockingly rare, even as America has become exponentially more aware of issues that disproportionately affect Black and minority communities. Host Larry Wilmore comes off as less progressive than many of his guests, but he has a casual curiosity about him. He has a gift for engaging in complex conversations in a way that feels logical and easy to follow, and he and his guests are insightful without being polemic. They also offer easy ways to become involved with important issues. Wilmore's monologues and interviews can frequently come off more cerebral than funny. But when he goes off-script and engages his guests, especially in the closing Lightning Rounds, he is often hilarious. Wilmore has a disarming demeanor that evokes genuine discussion, which is a refreshing surprise compared to the tone of many other news media outlets today.

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