HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘The Nightly Show’s’ Larry Wilmore & Issa Rae

Nighly Show with Larry Wilmore-2
Peter Yang

HBO has greenlight a pilot from “The Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore and YouTube star Issa RaeVariety has confirmed.

“Insecure,” starring Rae, is a half-hour comedy about the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American.

The project was previously in development at HBO back in 2013, before Wilmore landed “The Nightly Show” gig with Comedy Central.

Wilmore and Rae penned the pilot. Wilmore is set to serve as exec producer, with Rae co-exec producing.

Rae has garnered over 180,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube with the success of her award-winning hit Web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 6

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. sandra says:

    I’m so happy for Issa. i can’t wait

  2. Tim Outman says:

    David Letterman knows it was a mistake to announce his retirement. Let him keep his job and have Stephen Colbert take over at Comedy Central.!



  3. Chanel says:

    I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Yes! I love Issa and this makes me so happy! I’ve been waiting for this. We want to hear your voice, Issa!

  5. Meme says:

    Very happy for Issa. She deserves this. I appreciate that she used the web. I hope more follow her steps. The Internet is winning because that’s where she cut her teeth. I hope it works on cable tv.

  6. squck says:

    Sweet—I loved Issa Rae’s “Awkward Black Girl”, so this will be interesting to watch forl.

More TV News from Variety