Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is starring in his own Comedy Central special next month. According to Deadline, the network has added an hourlong special hosted by Klepper called Jordan Klepper Solves Guns, which will air on Sunday, June 11th at 10:00pm. The special will “combine elements of documentary filmmaking, comedy and investigative journalism” with a focus on the gun control debate. “This special isn’t just about America’s relationship with guns—it’s about how needlessly toxic the debate around that issue has become,” Klepper said on the special. “Also, doing my part to bring the country together, I show my ass on television.” Here’s more info on the special:
The special highlights legal obstacles and personal stories around the issue of gun violence. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), former ATF special agent David Chipman and former NRA lobbyist Richard Feldman are among those featured. Klepper embeds with the Georgia Security Force militia and trains with former Army Special Ops soldier Pat McNamara. In his hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich., he interviews Midwestern moderate gun owners, including his own cousin, Pete.
In addition to the special, Klepper is also set to host a new late night show for Comedy Central, which is expected to premiere sometime in the fall. In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek of Klepper’s gun control coverage with some great past Daily Show segments below as well as a promo for the new series: