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Comedy Central Is Getting Its Own Late-Night Trump Talk Show

Impersonator Anthony Atamanuik will host 'The President Show' as Donald Trump with help from Peter Grosz as Vice President Mike Pence.

by Drew Schwartz
Apr 3 2017, 9:14pm

Screengrab via Comedy Central's Youtube channel

When Trump won the election, it became clear that we would probably never get to see his rumored TV channel. Comedy fans, however, will now get a chance to see what a reality show featuring our former reality TV star president might look like on Comedy Central's The President Show.

On Monday, the network announced the launch of its new late-night series in which pseudo-famous Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik will interview guests and host desk segments from the "Oval Office." He'll also have help from Mike Pence, played by Peter Grosz, who's written and acted for The Colbert Report and Veep, among other shows.

Atamanuik—who's performed and taught improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade for more than a decade—has spent about a year sharpening his Trump impersonation. In 2016, he set out on a nationwide "Trump v. Bernie" tour, debating a phony Bernie Sanders (played by James Adomian) in 40 cities. Along with reprising that bit for a Fusion special, Atamanuik has played Trump on the Howard Stern Show, the View, and CNN's Newsroom.

According to Atamanuik, The President Show won't just harp on Trump, but will try to poke fun at everything going down in the wild world of American politics today.

"Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department," he 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."

The President Show debuts on April 27, and will run on Comedy Central Thursdays at 11:30 PM EST, right after The Daily Show. Check out the teaser below.

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