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Watch Larry Wilmore Steal The Late Show From Stephen Colbert

He assumed his friend Stephen Colbert's show belonged to him now

Liam Mathews

If you tuned into Thursday's Late Show, you were greeted by a surprise that probably made you check what channel you were watching. Instead of Stephen Colbert coming out to deliver the monologue, it was Larry Wilmore, former host of the recently-canceled Comedy Central late-night show The Nightly Show.

Wilmore came out and told one joke before the real host came out and asked what he's doing.

​Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert, The Late Show

Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert, The Late Show

Scott Kowalchyk, CBS

"I'm sorry, man, I thought whoever leaves 11:30 at Comedy Central just gets the Late Show," said Wilmore.

Wilmore and Colbert both came to prominence on The Daily Show, and Wilmore's show took the 11:30 time slot vacated by The Colbert Report when Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central for the Late Show.

The Nightly Show was cancelled in August due to low ratings.

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