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[04/04/17 - 08:06 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Jordan Klepper to Host New Daily, Late Night Series
His new series will look to embrace and define the chaos of our country by channeling Klepper's steadfast attitude that institutions are to be trusted less than the lies of the mainstream media.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

JORDAN KLEPPER CHARGES INTO TRUMP'S AMERICA AS COMEDY CENTRAL GREENLIGHTS NEW LATE NIGHT SERIES

Companion Series to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning this fall

Executive Producers Include Klepper, Trevor Noah and Stuart Miller

NEW YORK, April 4, 2017 - Jordan Klepper will be bringing his Daily Show persona to 11:30 p.m. with a new late night talk show premiering this fall, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. The Daily Show companion will air Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning this fall.

"Jordan's talent has become so increasingly obvious it would take a real fool to not offer him this opportunity," said Alterman.

"The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. timeslot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing," said Klepper. "Without a doubt, it has utterly destroyed my confidence in Comedy Central's decision making acumen. Dear God, now I have to work with these fools."

Klepper was hired by Jon Stewart to join The Daily Show in 2014 and continued on to become the senior correspondent under Trevor Noah where he has defined himself with both his studio work and segments in the field, ranging from his multi-part series exploring the reality of being a "Good Guy with a Gun" to his field pieces at Trump rallies which have garnered millions of views.

His new series, which is in the beginning stages of development and will be produced by Klepper, Trevor Noah and Stuart Miller (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Ferrell Takes the Field), will look to embrace and define the chaos of our country by channeling Klepper's steadfast attitude that institutions are to be trusted less than the lies of the mainstream media. He'll surround himself with a hand-picked team of contributors contractually obligated to reinforce his singularly correct world view. Adds Klepper, "Finally, there's a show on TV that's not didactic and is NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO. Watch - 11:30's in the fall on Comedy Central. Do it."

Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Klepper is represented by Fred Hashagen at UTA and Kirsten Ames at Kirsten Ames Management.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom.

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.





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