Larry Wilmore unveiled a new segment on Monday: “It Turns Out Ben Affleck‘s Ancestors May Have Owned Mine.” It probably won’t be a recurring one, thought not for a lack of humor.
“I know this sounds crazy, but Ben Affleck was on a PBS show called ‘Finding Your Roots,'” the “Nightly Show” host set up. “It turns out his roots were a little too close to ‘Roots’ roots.”
Wilmore dropped another solid joke about the Boston A-lister: “I guess Ben and his ancestor have one thing in
“The great liberal turns positively Nixonian when things get all slavey, slave, slave,” he said, before summoning the ghost of Affleck’s great-great-great grandfather.
After the ghost rips Ben for “Gigli” and “Reindeer Games,” the spirit quips: “He can’t act like I never existed — he’s just not talented enough.”
Watch the video below; the Affleck piece comes around the 3:40 mark.
The Comedy Central show’s panel also talked about Affleck — that segment is posted further down.