TCA17: Comedy Central Sets September Date for Jordan Klepper Late-Night Show
Comedy Central’s new late-night talk series The Opposition With Jordan Klepper will premiere Sept. 25, Comedy Central president Kent Alterman announced during the network's Television Critics Association summer press tour session.
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The series, which will follow The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, will feature the comedian as he satirizes the “hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left,” the network said.
Comedy Central also announced that it has extended the first season of another late night series, The Jim Jefferies Show, by 10 additional episodes. The Jim Jefferies Show ranks as the top new comedy in 2017 among men 18-34 across all ad-supported cable networks in primetime, according to the network.
In other network news, Comedy Central has added an additional seven episodes to its series The President Show, extending the series to 22 episodes. The network will also develop a one-hour special featuring the sketch comedy quartet Goatface, which includes members Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Homecoming King), Asif Ali (Wrecked, New Girl), Fahim Anwar (Fahim Anwar: There’s No Business Like Show Business) and Aristotle Athiras (director, Fahim Anwar: There’s No Business Like Show Business).
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