Jordan Klepper is coming back to Comedy Central with a brand new docuseries that takes him out from behind the news desk and onto the front lines. His new show, Klepper, debuts May 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Comedy Central just released the first trailer.
Klepper previously hosted Comedy Central’s The Opposition which featured Klepper playing an alt-right talking head in the style of The Colbert Report. Comedy Central canceled the show last year after just one season. In Klepper’s new show, he is leaving the character and the format behind.
Klepper trailer preps Comedy Central docuseries
In the new docu-series, the former Daily Show correspondent explores the issues facing the nation by embedding himself with the people who are taking action. The series promises some explosive situations including Klepper getting body-slammed by a vet dealing with PTSD, traversing a river with environmental protesters, and even getting arrested.
“When Jordan said he wanted to travel the country to explore our most pressing issues and talk to the people on the front lines fighting for change, little did we know that he would capsize a boat in the Bayou or get arrested in Georgia,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development for Comedy Central. “But we think that his super funny, poignant, and provocative portrait of America, was (almost) worth the bodily harm and criminal record.”
Klepper says of the show, “Riding shotgun with America’s resistors, contrarians and dreamers, I saw firsthand our country’s fighting spirit. Affecting real change, left or right, is way harder than clicking the donate button. That being said, donate if you can. Poster board doesn’t grow on trees.”
In the series, Klepper will also investigate the undocumented students in college, the burgeoning decriminalized marijuana industry, America’s new space race, and more in the eight-episode season.
You can watch the full trailer for Klepper here.