Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is getting his own show. According to The New York Times, Comedy Central has confirmed that it’s ordered a nightly late night series hosted by Klepper, which will air at 11:30pm from Monday through Thursday and debut sometime in the fall. The show – which is currently untitled – was originally put into development last year and will “embrace and define the chaos of our country by channeling Klepper’s steadfast attitude that institutions are to be trusted less than the lies of the mainstream media.” Trevor Noah will serve as a co-executive producer on the series alongside Klepper and Daily Show producer Stuart Miller, and according to a press release, Klepper plans to “surround himself with a handpicked team of contributors contractually obligated to reinforce his singularly correct worldview.” Here’s Klepper’s statement on the news:
The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. time slot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing. Without a doubt, it has utterly destroyed my confidence in Comedy Central’s decision making acumen. Dear God, now I have to work with these fools.
For more on Klepper’s brilliant Daily Show work, read our breakdown of his excellent election coverage here as well as our interview with him prior to the election here.