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Things We Saw Today: Uh Oh, Some Bad News About Santa Claus

I've got some good news/bad news about Santa Claus. The good news: he's real! The bad news: he's dead. Sorry, everybody.

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Things We Saw Today: This 11-Year-Old Girl Built Herself a Sparkle-Shooting Prosthetic

11-year-old Jordan Reeves was born with a limb difference: her left arm stops just above her elbow. She's invented a bunch of cool tools to help other kids with only one limb--including one prosthetic that looks like a unicorn horn and shoots sparkles. She is everything pure and good in this world.

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Things We Saw Today: Cleverbot Makes for a Pretty Good D&D Player

Cleverbot apparently passed a Turing Test then didn't pass a Turing Test a few years ago, but none of that matters now because Jane Ritt ran a small D&D adventure with it and now we know what Cleverbot's true purpose in life is.

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Things We Saw Today: Larry Wilmore & Stephen Colbert Reminisce On How Politicians Can’t Take a Joke

Both Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert have had the dubious honor of hosting a White House Correspondents' Dinner, and they both had a tough time of it. Or did they? I mean, I thought they both did pretty well. Really tough crowd to please there, though.

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Larry Wilmore Was Pretty Much Blindsided by the Cancellation of The Nightly Show

Thursday night marks the final airing of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore after Comedy Central announced publicly on Monday that the show had been canceled.

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First Trailer for Issa Rae’s HBO Series Insecure Here at Last

Issa Rae, creator of Awkward Black Girl, has had an HBO show in the works for a while, and the trailer funny as hell.

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Watch All of President Obama’s Mic-Dropping Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

Watch All of President Obama's Correspondents' Dinner Speech

Last night was President Obama's final Correspondents' Dinner, and the President went out with a bang, roasting everyone from Trump to Prince George.

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Talks the Power of Representation on The Nightly Show

Marley for President.

Last month we wrote about 11-year-old activist Marley Dias, who launched a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girl protagonists after she became frustrated with always "reading about white boys and dogs" in school.

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Issa Rae’s Comedy Series Insecure Finally Heading to HBO

The news about Youtube star and author Issa Rae's Insecure first came out in 2013, and HBO is finally moving forward with the comedy series written by and starring Rae!

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NASA Cares About the Water Here On Earth, Too, Okay?

NASA has been helping California manage drought for years. So. There.

I've heard more than a few jokes from comedians this week about how it's too bad NASA can't ship the water on Mars to California. Turns out NASA has been helping California manage their droughts for years.

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Ahmed Mohamed Gets the Late-Night Comedy Treatment on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore

Get ready for a hoverboard that goes sideways ...

It's cool to see Ahmed Mohamed encouraged to continue inventing and building in spite of his wrongful, ridiculous, racially-motivated arrest. In this video, Larry Wilmore checks in with Mohamed to find out how he's doing, and what he hopes to invent next.

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Larry Wilmore Breaks the Magician’s Code in Explaining Fox News’ Spin Doctor Sorcery

Larry Wilmore revealed the magic behind Fox News' otherworldly (read: utterly out of left field) views on the Black Lives Matter movement and the so-called "war on cops".

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Just Some Dudes Hanging Out, Drinking to Male Privilege

Vanity Fair just accidentally illustrated comedy and TV's "boys' club" problem better than any article ever could.

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Teen Delivers Graduation Speech on Nightly Show That His School Banned Over His Coming Out as Gay

Evan Young, valedictorian at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Colorado, was never allowed to read his graduation speech because it included him coming out as gay. Of course, that backfired, and now his speech has reached a wider audience than ever intended with a reading at an Out Boulder fundraising event in the weeks following his graduation as well as this reading on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

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Larry Wilmore Reminds College Bros That Sexual Assault Isn’t “Satire” on The Nightly Show

Applications to Knowledge College ACCEPTED.

Larry Wilmore's take on slut shaming on The Nightly Show is spot-on.

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The Nightly Show Aired A Beautiful Take-Down Of Trolls Who Can’t Stand Diversity In Comics

Hip-hop artist Jean Grae, comedian Mike Lawrence, Angela: Asgard's Assassin artist Phil Jimenez, and Marvel’s director of content and character development Sana Amanat showed up on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show to talk about the pushback against comics' move toward inclusivity and racial and gender diversity.

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Writers Guild of America Finds TV Writer Diversity Still Sucks, Especially in Late Night

After last week's news that TV and film audiences want diversity despite slow progress in making that happen, the findings of the Writers Guild of America are pretty hard to swallow: diversity among TV writers is incredibly low, and late night shows have the worst numbers.

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