Jon Stewart Will Send Off Larry Wilmore and 'The Nightly Show'

"We're gonna do a little reminiscing," Wilmore told EW of his show's final night

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A familiar face will return to The Nightly Show one last time – Jon Stewart.

On Thursday, Larry Wilmore and his team will say their goodbyes to the canceled Comedy Central series, but not without the help of Stewart, 53, the late night host’s longtime friend.

“We’re just going to be simple [Thursday] night,” Wilmore told EW. “We’re gonna do a little reminiscing. I’m going to talk to all the contributors – although Mike Yard and Ricky Velez unfortunately aren’t going to be here because they already had plans to be away. But everybody else should be around. Jon Stewart is going to drop by, and I’m going to talk to him. So he’ll be popping in.”

The friendship between the pair blossomed when Wilmore provided comedy as The Daily Show‘s long-running “Senior Black Correspondent,” during Stewart’s late night reign.

So, what do the two have planned for the final night?

Wilmore, 54, remained tight-lipped and said, “You’ll just have to wait and see.”

As for what’s going to go down after his final show, a party, of course.

“Yeah, we already had a little soiree planned, like an end-of-summer thing – but now I think it’s going to be end-of-show thing,” he said. “So I’m sure there’ll be a lot of drinking, and just a lot of emotions and goodbyes and all that stuff. It should be fun – I’m going to try and make it a good time.”

The Nightly Show‘s final segment airs Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.

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