The President Show casts Trump-alike as late night host

‘President Donald Trump’ is getting his own US late night show, in the form of comedian Anthony Atamanuik on Comedy Central.

It will see the impersonator hosting his own weekly series, The President Show, as the Trump character (take that Alec Baldwin?) from the fake-Oval Office.

“Just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors,” said the network of series in a press release on Monday.

“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!”

The network describes the series as featuring “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.”

Should be perfect for late night tweets….

Vice President Mike Pence will be played by Peter Grosz (The Colbert Report).

It’s not known if the series will be screened in Australia as yet, but could potentially screen on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

4 Comments:

  1. You could see this coming a mile off, although you would think they could come up with a more imaginative title – like ‘Trump’s World’ or ‘America, the Great’.

    • “That’s My Bush” starred Timothy Bottoms. Will Ferrell portrayed Bush on Saturday Night Live and on Broadway in “You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush” that was also filmed for a cable special.

  2. Jimmy Fallon has done a similar skit where he impersonates Trump newsreading in the oval office on TNN (Trump News Network). youtube.com/watch?v=QdpDIE8tTw8

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