Comedy Central is going alllllll in on the notion that people like a semi-decent President Donald Trump impression.
After teasing the new series last week, the cabler has officially announced that The President Show will premiere Thursday, April 27 at 11:30/10:30c, airing weekly leading out of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.
“Trump” himself, to be played by impressionist/host Anthony Atamanuik, let the “press” in on the non-#FakeNews via the video clip above.
The premise of The President Show has Trump “bypassing the crooked media by hosting a late-night show direct from the Oval Office,” reads Comedy Central’s press release. “No unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies, and no bedtimes. Just a fun show where he can put his unique Trumpian spin on such late-night staples as desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews.”
Vice President Mike Pence will be played by Peter Grosz.
“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” Atamanuik said in a statement. “But our political system is too broken for us to be content joking about one man, even though he is a disastrous silly little toddler boy. 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!”
Is The President Show something you will watch, or does the teaser above suggest it will be way, way too much of a merely OK thing?