The show will take over Larry Wilmore's former 'Nightly Show' time slot
The Daily Show senior correspondent Jordan Klepper is stepping out on his own!
Beginning this fall, Klepper will take his Daily Show persona to his own late night talk show, which will serve as a companion series to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and air weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET. This is The Daily Show‘s first spinoff since Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show was canceled in August.
“The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. timeslot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing,” said Klepper in a statement. “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.”
Currently in the beginning stages of development, the new series will be a vehicle for Klepper to express his staunch belief that “institutions are to be trusted less than the lies of the mainstream media.” And the group of handpicked contributors for the show will be contractually obligated to reinforce the aforementioned world view, per the press release. “Finally, there’s a show on TV that’s not didactic and is NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO,” said Klepper. “Watch – 11:30’s in the fall on Comedy Central. Do it.”
The currently untitled series will be executive-produced by Klepper, Noah, and Stuart Miller (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart).
Klepper joined The Daily Show in 2014 when Stewart was the behind the desk. He ascended to the position of senior correspondent once Noah took over in 2015. His coverage of President Donald Trump rallies continues to be some of the show’s stand-out segments. He most recently attended one of Trump’s 2020 campaign rallies to find out why the former Celebrity Apprentice host is already campaigning again.
“Jordan’s talent has become so increasingly obvious it would take a real fool to not offer him this opportunity,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman.
Jordan Klepper’s show will air Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.