President Trump isn’t going to be thrilled about Comedy Central’s new late night show…
We’re expecting a tweet about this.
Comedy Central has announced The President Show, a new weekly late night series conceived by and starring comedian Anthony Atamanuik as "Donald J. Trump."
In the world of The President Show, Trump is bypassing the crooked media by hosting a late-night show direct from the Oval Office. The new series will feature all the late-night staples: desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews, along with appearances from Peter Grosz, who’ll play Vice President Mike Pence.
“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” Atamanuik said in a statement. “Mostly I’d just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we’re lucky, end up in prison!”
The show will launch on Thursday, April 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, taking over the post-Daily Show slot formerly filled by Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show, which was canceled last August.
Comedy Central began teasing the series via a series of Trump-esque tweets from accounts @ThePresidentShow and @LateNightDonald, including a link to a faux press release that simply read "Late night TV is broken. A TOTAL DISASTER. I alone can fix it! No further information at this time."
Here’s a sampling of tweets from the two accounts, which skewered everything from late night hosts to shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Steven Colbert portrayed a conservative on TV for many years. Why so dishonest? What is he hiding? The Russians should look into this!
— Late Night Donald (@LateNightDonald) March 23, 2017
I can’t watch the Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, James Corden, OR The Bee Woman show because I’d be taking work away from an AMERICAN HOST.
— Late Night Donald (@LateNightDonald) March 28, 2017
— The President Show (@PresidentShow) March 30, 2017