Comedy Central announced today that they’ve hired comedian Jordan Klepper to be a new correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Klepper will make his first appearance on the show tonight, reporting “live” from the Ukraine.
Klepper has been a regular improv and sketch performer at New York’s UCB Theatre for three years. Prior to that, he got his start via Chicago’s comedy scene, performing at the Second City and iO theaters. Along with his wife and frequent collaborator Laura Grey, Klepper co-created and co-starred in the UCB Comedy-produced pilot presentation Engaged, which they later turned into a web series. His TV credits include IFC’s Bunk and MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back.
Tonight, Klepper becomes the fifth correspondent on The Daily Show’s news team, joining Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessica Williams. Correspondents John Oliver and Al Madrigal recently departed to star on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and NBC’s About a Boy, respectively. Klepper is the first new correspondent in over two years. The last addition was Jessica Williams, who was hired in January of 2012.
Check out a selection of web videos, short films, and web series starring Jordan Klepper below: