One of Larry Wilmore's most recognizable personas is as “The Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he adds his own unique comic perspective to the reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports, and entertainment with an alternative point of view.
Wilmore began his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early ‘90s. He’s written for such shows as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created The Bernie Mac Show. Most recently he was a consulting producer on The Office.
The Daily Show has marked a return to performing for Larry and he is currently developing a sitcom for himself at HBO. His first book, entitled I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore, was published in fall 2008. Wilmore has been nominated for and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, the Humanitas Prize, and an NAACP Image Award.