Ricky Velez on the Last Nights of "The Nightly Show"

On Monday, August 15, Comedy Central canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. The half-hour comedy news series wasn’t on a break when Comedy Central president Kent Alderman broke the news, though. The staff was working on upcoming shows including that day’s, so the stars and staff were in the rare position of having a final week to write and perform even though they knew they were done.