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The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore to Appear at the Palace

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Mark Twain once wrote, "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." On Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., Larry Wilmore, the "Senior Black Correspondent" with "The Daily Show," will demonstrate what Twain meant. Wilmore will perform at the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street in Syracuse, as a part of Le Moyne College's year-long tribute to the life and work of Mark Twain.

Although we tend to think of Twain as a novelist, he earned his fame as a stand-up comic, targeting the hypocrisy, political dramas, and general silliness of his age. Wilmore stands firmly in this comic tradition, and like Mark Twain, he takes a particular pleasure in satirizing the way we talk about race in America.

Larry Wilmore has been a TV producer, actor, comedian and writer for more than 20 years. He has written for “In Living Color,” “The Bernie Mac Show” (for which he created and served as executive producer), “The PJ’s” (which he co–created), “The Office” (on which he has appeared as Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant), and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He won an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a Peabody Award for his work on “The Bernie Mac Show.” He appears regularly on “The Daily Show” as the Senior Black Correspondent and he recently wrote the book “I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts.” He lives in Los Angeles.

Tickets are on sale for $10 and are available at the Le Moyne College Student Development Office or by calling (315) 445-4525 or visiting the online site. Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the performance. For more information, call (315) 445-4525.


posted on: 10/22/2010