Talking snitching to the police, police transparency and civilian review, and then playing Keep It 100 on a tough question. With host Larry Wilmore, MTV’s Chris Distefano, and rapper Cam’ron. Shout-out to Working Families; the mayor’s wearing that button of yours.
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Larry Wilmore’s debut of The Nightly Show last night on Comedy Central was impressive. Cory Booker was one of his first three guests – along with rapper Talib Kweli, comedian Bill Burr and show regular Shenaz Treasury – in a current events chat around big table that reads like a sharper, smarter, blacker and more direct version of Meet the Press.
Wilmore doesn’t back away from the ‘racial’ humor, skewering Oprah, Sharpton, and the #OscarsSoWhite thing. And explaining stuff to white people. His show’s a year too late, he complains, because all the best racial injustice – Ferguson, Eric Garner – already happened. Except that no, it didn’t. Booker, who is so comfortable in this kind of conversation, gets both of the segment’s big applause lines; I’ll let you decide if that’s on substance or likability. And when Wilmore lobs a killer question to each guest, to see if they can Keep It 100 (% real), Booker absolutely, categorically fails at the answer. An excellent teevee moment. (16:04 here).