Washington, April 4 (IANS) A stand-up comedian impersonating US President Donald Trump is set to get his own talk show on Comedy Central, the media reported.
The channel announced the weekly talk show called “The President Show”, starring Anthony Atamanuik, reports the Entertainment Weekly.
The show, which was created by Atamanuik, will debut on April 27 at 11.30 p.m., and air weekly on Thursday nights.
The idea is that Trump is subverting the traditional, fake media by hosting a show in the Oval Office, complete with field pieces and guest interviews.
The fake president will be joined regularly by “Vice President Mike Pence”, who is played by former Colbert Report’s Peter Grosz.
“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” the Entertainment Weekly quoted Atamanuik as saying.
“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.”
Atamanuik joins a group of actors and comedians who have mimicked the President’s quirks for laughs, including Meryl Streep, Jimmy Fallon, and most famously Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live.