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"The Nightly Show"

Ever since Colbert left I have been watching "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore. I still don't like the panel discussion format because it frequently ends up just being a bunch of comedians sitting around joking. I prefer the scripted bits.

I feel that I'm learning a lot about the black perspective from this show.

Last Thursday's episode the panel talked about Prince.


I used to be really into Prince, until his Christianity got a bit much for me. I think "Diamonds and Pearls" was the last album I bought"

He was very sexy, and sensual. I can see why people compare him to Bowie, with the androgyny and the glam. Although Prince was always very heterosexual.

But I always thought he was bringing something to the white mainstream that the black community had already known, like jazz or the blues. I thought his genius was in his ability to crossover. But apparently I was wrong, he was just as novel to them as he was to me. Huh, I did not know that. And I wouldn't have found out if I didn't watch "The Nightly Show".
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