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Name game was hurdle for Larry Wilmore

Naming a show would seem like an easy task. It didn’t take a big leap to come up with “Late Night With David Letterman” or “Seinfeld.”

But, when Larry Wilmore was trying to come up with the name of his new Comedy Central show that would take over the slot that previously was the home to “The Colbert Report” there were some major concerns.

Originally, the show was to be called “The Minority Report,” a name suggested by Jon Stewart whose “The Daily Show” airs before Wilmore’s new offering that starts at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. The problem that popped up was that FOX had purchased a possible series called, “Minority Report.”

The only way Wilmore could keep the original name would be if it was called “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.” It could never be shortened in conversation, publications or social media outlets.

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Did They Just Say Fresno? Stephen Colbert, KMPH and Kai the homeless hitchhiker – updated with new Kai video

Stephen Colbert jumped into the mania around Kai the homeless hitchhiker with this hilarious take on the man with the hatchet, including a great shout out to Fresno’s KMPH (1:19 mark) for landing the now-famous interview.

For more on Kai, check out this update from KMPH. There’s also apparently a new fundraiser to get Kai a surfboard and wetsuit.

UPDATE: Not sure what the story is behind this video, which was shared in a link to a Kai Facebook page on The Beehive’s Facebook page. NSFW video after the jump:

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