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Recreational chemistry: Saying farewell to ‘Parks and Recreation’

As I watched the recent finale, I tried to think of another comedy that has managed to evoke such emotion in me. Parks was always able to hit me in the gut like no other. The Harvest Festival, the city council election, the Unity Concert, Leslie and Ben — each one of these storylines were carefully built toward and executed with precision. And they all stuck their lan

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Debate team: Larry Wilmore’s ‘The Nightly Show’ has something to say

The Nightly Show allows Wilmore to dig deeper into these issues while also expanding his scope beyond just race. Each episode focuses on a single topic. An introductory segment is followed by a panel discussion featuring a mix of comedians and experts representing opposing sides of the issue. The format will be familiar to fans of Real Time with Bill Maher, though without the alienating smugness that often makes Maher so difficult to stomach.