The President Show

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The President Show
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Genre Political satire
Created by Anthony Atamanuik
Directed by Andre Allen
Presented by Anthony Atamanuik
Starring Peter Grosz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 3 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Anthony Atamanuik
Peter Grosz
Adam Pally
Jason Ross
Olivia Gerke
Josh Lieberman
Greg Walter
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release April 27, 2017 (2017-04-27) – present
External links
Website

The President Show is a television comedy series that premiered on Comedy Central on April 27, 2017. The show is created by and stars Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump, the President of the United States.[1][2] Peter Grosz co-stars as Mike Pence, the Vice President. It airs on Thursdays at 11:30 pm (EST), following The Daily Show.[3]

Development[edit]

Atamanuik began impersonating Trump during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. In a series called Trump vs. Bernie, Atamanuik challenged James Adomian, who played Bernie Sanders, in mock debates. The two toured the United States and appeared on television. They went on Comedy Central's @midnight in March 2016, and had a one-hour sketch special on Fusion in May 2016.[4] Atamanuik also appeared by himself as Trump on several shows during the campaign, including @midnight, The Chris Gethard Show[5] and The View.[6]

The series is produced by Clone Wolf Productions and directed by Andre Allen. The executive producers are Atamanuik, Grosz, Adam Pally, Jason Ross, Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman, and Greg Walter. The show will be presented in the typical format of a late-night talk show, including desk segments, field pieces, and guest interviews.[7] The show's writers are Atamaniuk, Grosz, Ross, John Gemberling, Mitra Jouhari, Christine Nangle, Rae Sanni, Evan Waite, Neil Casey, and Emmy Blotnick.[8]

Comedy Central conducted a viral marketing campaign to advertise the show by inserting footage in episodes of The Daily Show and @midnight to make it appear the network had been hacked; footage shown included a web address with a Russian country code, which redirected to The President Show's Twitter account.[7]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Keith Olbermann" April 27, 2017 (2017-04-27) 0.639[9]
The president breaks down who's being nice and who isn't and pays a visit to the "real" New York, and Keith Olbermann stops by to discuss his web series, The Resistance with Keith Olbermann. Theme: America First
2 "Dan Savage"[10] May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04) 0.394[11]
The president signs some executive orders that he thought of all by himself, befriends a portrait of Andrew Jackson, and talks dirty with Savage Lovecast host Dan Savage. Theme: Surprise!
3 "Linda Sarsour"[12] May 11, 2017 (2017-05-11) 0.566[13]
The president reacts to what the crooked media is saying about him, makes some new besties, and sits down with co-chair of the 2017 Women's March Linda Sarsour.
4 "Deepak Chopra"[14] May 18, 2017 (2017-05-18) TBD
5 TBA May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (April 3, 2017). "A Trump Talk Show, Courtesy of Comedy Central". NYTimes.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ Garber, Megan. "'Donald Trump' Gets a Comedy Central Series". The Atlantic. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "With 'The President Show,' Comedy Central commits to peak Trump". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Rottenberg, Josh (April 29, 2016). "Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian have turned 'Trump vs Bernie' into a comedy hit". LA Times. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Donald Trump Makes Yuge Announcement (The Chris Gethard Show)". YouTube. May 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ "'Donald Trump' Surprises Joy Behar For Her Birthday (The View)". YouTube. October 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Comedy Central Launches Weekly Trump-Aimed Late-Night Show". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ Wright, Megh (April 3, 2017). "Here's the Writing Staff for Anthony Atamanuik's Comedy Central Series 'The President Show'". SplitSider.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 28, 2017). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.27.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "TV Listings Grid, TV Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows - Screener". Tvlistings.zap2it.com. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 5, 2017). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.4.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ "TV Listings Grid, TV Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows - Screener". Tvlistings.zap2it.com. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (May 12, 2017). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.11.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved May 12, 2017. 
  14. ^ "TV Listings Grid, TV Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows - Screener". Tvlistings.zap2it.com. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 

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