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Showtime Orders Political Comedy Special From Bernie Mac Creator Larry Wilmore!

Posted Jun 7, 2012

We just discovered that the Showtime network is steadily pumping out more urban comedy content as they just recently agreed to broadcast a new comedy show from Larry Wilmore, who is known as the creator of the Bernie Mac Show.

Check out the details from Deadline;

Showtime is getting into an election mode with Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion And Sex, a one-hour comedy special starring Larry Wilmore, in which he explores issues dealing with race, religion and sex through comedy, satire and political commentary. The pay cable network has ordered one special with a possibility for more, and I hear a potential second show is eyed to air before the November Presidential elections. Shot in Salt Lake City, Utah in front of a live audience, the special will employ a town hall format, using a mix of interviews, panels, guest stars and “man on the street” field pieces, showcasing Wilmore’s comedic, intellectual and ethnic perspective. It is written by Wilmore, who is executive producing with Michael Rotenberg and David Miner of 3 Arts. UTA-repped Wilmore, the Emmy-winning creator of The Bernie Mac Show who also co-created The PJs, provides regular commentary on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart where he serves as “Senior Black Correspondent.”

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