Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian’s spot-on impressions of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have already spawned a successful nationwide tour and gotten them on CNN, and now they’re turning their act into a new cross-platform show for Fusion. The pair has been shooting video while out on tour, footage from which will be edited into a one-hour special this spring, and then they’ll be shooting a new debate special to air later. In addition to the two specials, they’ll be releasing videos directly onto Fusion’s website and across their social media channels.
Here’s the full plan, via Fusion’s press release:
FUSION is bringing together two of the most popular presidential candidates to go head-to-head in the showdown the world has been waiting for: ‘Trump vs. Bernie.’ FUSION has inked a deal with two of the most talented impressionists of their generation, Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump and James Adomian as Bernie Sanders, to make ‘Trump vs. Bernie’ a reality – Republican Billionaire vs. Democratic Socialist arguing over the issues driving the 2016 presidential election. ‘Trump vs. Bernie’ will officially premiere as a new cross-platform video series that will follow James and Anthony as they go out campaigning in character. To kick things off, join Trump and Bernie as they take in the Super Tuesday results tonight during a special Facebook live-stream @ 11PM, ET – all from the comfort of the hotel room they’ve wound up sharing. Installments of Trump vs. Bernie will live across FUSION’s OTT platforms, Facebook, YouTube, and FCOMEDY.com, the digital hub for FUSION’s comedy and satire content. In addition, FUSION will air a one-hour sketch special this spring featuring the greatest moments from their campaign tour and a second primetime broadcast featuring a debate between the two candidates. The digital series and corresponding television specials will be produced by Serious Business, an Emmy-winning production company operating at the intersection of broadcast, digital, and social media. Serious Business are the creators and Executive Producers of Comedy Central’s late-night show @midnight.