Klepper (TV series)

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Klepper
Presented byJordan Klepper
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Release
Original networkComedy Central
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseMay 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)
Chronology
Related showsThe Opposition with Jordan Klepper
External links
Website

Klepper is an American television docuseries hosted by Jordan Klepper. It is his second series for Comedy Central following the end of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper in 2018. Klepper is set to premiere on May 9, 2019.

Premise[edit]

Klepper will follow Jordan Klepper outside of the studio and rather operating in the field and traveling across the country and sharing conversations with real people, as he made his way across.[1]

Production[edit]

On June 15, 2018, Comedy Central announced that it was canceling The Opposition with Jordan Klepper after one season, but that Klepper would be hosting a new primetime weekly talk show.[2] Klepper would be stepping away from the traditional late-night desk and out exploring various communities in the United States to learn about various issues that are impacting the country. Each episode will be accompanied by a filmed podcast in which Klepper and the series producers discuss behind the scenes, and how their perspectives have changed as a result.[3]

During filming of the series, Klepper was arrested during a Board of Regents meeting at the Georgia State Capitol at a protest about undocumented students.[4] Shortly after he was released on bail, Klepper released the following statement on his social media, "Yesterday I learned many things. Police cars are not built for lanky giraffe bodies was one. Another, there are good people fighting good fights across this land. In Georgia they are denying college admission and tuition benefits to undocumented students. These are students who pay taxes, grew up here and want to learn and give back to their community. We need more thoughtful, curious, educated young adults dedicated to making this place better. Education is a human right. Places like Freedom University are fighting the good fight. I was honored to stand with them and the other community faith leaders, teachers and protestors. Education not segregation. Sounds like a smart idea. If you think so, let the Georgia Board of Regents know."[5]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [6]Original air date [6]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Wrestling PTSD"May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)TBD
2"Battle in the Bayou"May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)TBD
3"Underground University"May 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)TBD
4"Invisible Nation"May 30, 2019 (2019-05-30)TBD
5"Deported Fucking Vets"June 6, 2019 (2019-06-06)TBD
6"This is My Gun, These Are My Rights"June 13, 2019 (2019-06-13)TBD
7"America First, Mars Next"June 20, 2019 (2019-06-20)TBD
8"The New Weed War"June 27, 2019 (2019-06-27)TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence, Britt (February 13, 2019). "Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper Arrested While Filming New Project For Network". Cinemablend. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Maglio, Tony (June 15, 2018). "Comedy Central Cancels 'The Opposition' – But Orders New Jordan Klepper Series". TheWrap. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Wright, Megh (March 26, 2019). "Jordan Klepper's New Comedy Central Show Debuts in May". Vulture. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Bradley, Laura (February 13, 2019). "Jordan Klepper Was Arrested While Filming His New TV Series". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Anapol, Avery (February 15, 2019). "Comedian Jordan Klepper arrested in protest at Georgia higher ed meeting over undocumented students". The Hill. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Jordan Klepper Heads to the Front Lines of American Activism in Klepper Comedy Central's New Documentary Series Premiering Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central". Comedy Central. March 26, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.

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