I gave this show a shot but the fact is, it sucks and isn’t funny.
Critics are fellating it yet the people have a starkly different take. The Nightly Show sucks ass. Larry Wilmore is taking over Stephen Colbert’s timeslot in this daily visit into the world of the news while trying to make people laugh. Only one problem – this isn’t funny. I couldn’t bring myself to laugh at anything during any of the episodes I watched. At one point, I found myself actually pissed off. This guy isn’t funny at all. He’s trying to be and the “audience” or laugh track or whatever it is – they’re sheep. They’d laugh at a sign telling them to…oh wait.
Don’t just take my word for it, though. Some users had this to say, from Metacritic.
This is completely unwatchable. Larry is just not a likeable character, but more importantly is unable to be funny.
After a couple weeks I still have not seen anything funny on this show. Larry Willmore seems uncomfortable. The guests I have seen were neither funny nor informed. The entire show feels awkward.
This show is totally unwatchable. I thought maybe I was being to hard on it because Colbert was genius so I continued to give it a chance. Each show is as bad or worse than the previous. Comedy Central, pull the plug. You can do better than this.
The statement on the show feeling awkward is perfect. It truly does. Has this guy been on TV before? I get it, he used to guest host The Daily Show but he is a nervous wreck on this shit and I am telling you, the show is shit.
Months after I wrote this review, the show has continued to suck. There is no uptick in sight. The show is painful – and I’m cool with more liberal-minded shows (I take jabs at liberals for fun sometimes, because if you only make fun of the other side, you lose meaning to people who think you can’t handle the heat).
I want to elaborate on why I hate this show. It is lazy. It is unoriginal. The panel discussion amounts to an easy-way-out to fill a segment and it ends up being neither interesting nor informative. And as for humor, well, it is especially devoid of that.
Wilmore’s opening anchor moments, which suck, are the best parts of the show.
The show also gives a voice to anti-vaxxers, Glenn Beck personalities and people who don’t deserve to be on television. Unfortunately, this show, itself, does not deserve to be on TV either.