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HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae

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The Nightly Show star Larry Wilmore and YouTube sensation Issa Rae will work together on a comedy pilot for HBO. The show, titled Insecure, will address the awkward experiences and difficulties with modern-day African-American life, according to Variety.

Both Rae and Wilmore have long joked about race. Before he got his own Comedy Central show — originally titled The Minority Report — Wilmore was the “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show. And Rae has amassed over 180,000 subscribers and 20 million views for her web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl on YouTube.

Wilmore and Rae have penned the pilot and will both produce.


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