"The Nightly Show" addressed the elephant in the room.
Fans chanted "Larry" as the late-night host Larry Wilmore began his show Monday night. It was the first episode to air after Comedy Central canceled the show earlier that day, saying the show struggled to find an audience and contracts were set to expire.
"I just want to thank Comedy Central, first of all for this rare opportunity," Wilmore said on the show.
The final show is set for Thursday. Wilmore said goodbye with one of his typically sharp jokes.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Writer/producer Larry Wilmore attends The Museum Of Television & Radio's 20th Anniversary William S. Paley Television Festival Presents: 'Creating Comedy Seminar' at the Directors Guild Theatre on February 26, 2003 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Actor Larry Wilmore arrives in an Audi TDI to the Audi Clean Diesel on June 23, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Parry/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Larry Wilmore attends the Comedy Central Emmy After Party at Falcon on September 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 01: Writer and producer Larry Wilmore arrives at The Paley Center for Media Presents 'Exporting Raymond' at The Paley Center for Media on August 1, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 09: Larry Wilmore attends the Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium on November 9, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Larry Wilmore is seen 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on January 08, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Writer Robin Thede, host Larry Wilmore and executive producer Rory Albanese speak onstage during the 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore ' panel at the Comedy Central Networks portion of the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Host Larry Wilmore appears on the debut episode of Comedy Central's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' at The Nightly Show Studios on January 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: 'The Nightly Show' host Larry Wilmore attends 'The Nightly Show' Premiere Party at Stone Rose Lounge on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Larry Wilmore visits AOL Build Presents at AOL Studios In New York on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Comedian/TV host Larry Wilmore poses for a portrait at the American Black Film Festival on June 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images Portrait)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Larry Wilmore attends AOL Build Presents Larry Wilmore Of 'The Nightly Show' at AOL Studios In New York on September 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: The Nightly Show Creative Team (L-R) Rory Albanese, Ricky Velez, Holly Walker, Host Larry Wilmore, Robin Thede, Jordan Carlos and Grace Parra attend The Paley Center For Media Presents: 'Keepin' It 100: An Evening With The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' at the Paley Center For Media on November 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Larry Wilmore attends the Paley Center for Media presents: 'Keepin' It 100: An Evening With The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' at Paley Center for Media on November 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Host Larry Wilmore (L) and Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders pose as he makes his fourth appearance on Comedy Central's 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' on April 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Comedian Larry Wilmore attends The New Yorker's annual party kicking off The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend hosted by David Remnick at W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Larry Wilmore attends the National Comedy Center Honors George Carlin atthe Paley Center For Me (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - JUNE 25: Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks during at Pasadena Convention Center on June 25, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/Getty Images)
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"My only regret is that we won't be around to cover this truly insane election season," Wilmore said. "Although on the plus side, on the plus side, I must say, our show going off the air has to only mean one thing: racism is solved. We did it."
In his satirical fashion, he then showed a photo from Ferguson, Missouri, of a black man and a white police officer riding on a unicorn.