First, a cancellation to report. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will air its last episode on Thursday. While it did not have science and technology guests on as much as it’s timeslot predecessor The Colbert Report, it was certainly no slouch in that department. No announcement of a replacement has been made, and it will not likely happen before the beginning of 2017. I for one will miss the show.
The August repeats continue on those programs not airing on Comedy Central (the NBC programs are pre-empted for Olympics coverage). Of this week’s repeats, none have science and/or technology guests of note. As for the new episodes this week, the best I can come up with is from the Netflix show Chelsea. On her episode premiering on Friday, Tinder CEO Sean Rad is one of her guests.
Thankfully the Comedy Central programs did have some science content last week. As part of its Olympics coverage, The Daily Show dealt with the spread of Zika on its August 9 show. That same night The Nightly Show continued its coverage of the situation in Flint. With that show’s cancellation, the apathy over Flint that it notes in the segment will certainly increase.