SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS TO APPEAR ON THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER ON THURSDAY, MAY 31 AT 11:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
NEW YORK, May 30, 2018 - Comedy Central's late night franchise The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper will welcome Sen. Bernie Sanders to the studio on Thursday, May 31 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. This marks Sanders' first appearance on the series.
"I'm flattered to have Senator Sanders on our show to sit down and hear what he has to say, then completely disregard it and tell him how it really is," said Klepper.
Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont's sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Bernie is now serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. In Congress, Bernie has fought tirelessly for working families, focusing on the shrinking middle class and growing gap between the rich and everyone else. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Bernie worked across the aisle to "bridge Washington's toxic partisan divide and cut one of the most significant deals in years." In 2015, Democratic leadership tapped Bernie to serve as the caucus' ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
Sen. Bernie Sanders will join the likes of such politicians and newsmakers as Sen. Cory Booker, Former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci and Former Foreign-Policy Advisor to President Trump, Carter Page, who have all been featured on The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper.
The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper features Jordan Klepper and his team of Citizen Journalists who together satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. The Opposition is the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It's the America of paid protestors, Obama's birth certificate, and the certainty that CNN is fake news.
Klepper, Stuart Miller and Trevor Noah are the Executive Producers of The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, with Kim Gamble and Ian Berger and as Co-Executive Producers, Owen Parsons as Head Writer, and Russ Armstrong as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O'Neil. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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