Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen : Larry Wilmore Tells Jay He’s Podcasting Wrong.


On this week’s episode the versatile writer, creator, actor, & comic Larry Wilmore talks about growing up in Pomona, CA and finding comedy and magic, hanging with President Obama. We compare notes on LA, TV, the Dodgers, SNL, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, losing a sibling and we challenge each other to do stand-up comedy.  

Bio: Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 25 years. He can currently be heard as host of Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air. The show features Wilmore’s unique mix of humor and wit as he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond. Larry is currently in development on the comedy series Lately for ABC, a  behind-the-scenes look at the upstairs-downstairs dynamics of the people who work at a late-night talk show. He also serves as executive producer alongside Kerry Washington, in the Hulu legal drama Reasonable Doubt. Larry hosted and executive produced a limited weekly special talk series WILMORE for Peacock. Wilmore is perhaps best known for his role as host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Off-screen, Wilmore serves as co-creator and consulting producer on HBO’s Insecure.  Wilmore also helped to launch ABC’s black-ish as an executive producer and is a co-creator of the spin-off Grownish.  Previously, Wilmore made memorable appearances as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and hosted his own Showtime “town hall”-style comedy specials, Larry Wilmore’s Race, Religion & Sex. He has written for In Living Color, 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 also served as creator, writer, and executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show, which earned him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award.  In April 2016, Wilmore hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, DC. Wilmore released his first book, I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts, in January 2009.  He currently lives in Los Angeles. 
Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen
Join Jay Kogen, former stand-up actor and award-winning comedy writer, as he shares his great stories from his decades in show business on his podcast, "Don't Be Alone with Jay Kogen." With a mission to fight disconnection in modern life, Jay invites funny, smart, and interesting guests to tackle life issues he's dealing with. From stand-ups to actors, writers to artists, Jay's guests are always entertaining. Tune in to Apple, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere you get your podcasts to listen to "Don't Be Alone with Jake Hogan" and be prepared for some awkward but nice conversations.