The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

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The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
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Genre Comedy, news satire, talk show
Created by
Directed by Chuck O'Neil
Presented by Jordan Klepper
Theme music composer Ty Segall
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 128 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jordan Klepper
  • Stuart Miller
  • Trevor Noah
Production location(s) Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Ark Angel
Comedy Partners
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25) – June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
Chronology
Related shows The Daily Show
External links
Website

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is an American late-night talk and news satire program that aired on Comedy Central from September 25, 2017 to June 28, 2018.[1] The show was hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper, a former correspondent on The Daily Show, and satirizes right-wing politics.[1] It aired each Monday through Thursday at 11:30 pm (EST), following The Daily Show.

On June 15, 2018, Comedy Central announced that it was canceling the show after one season, but that Klepper would be hosting a new primetime weekly talk show, Klepper.[2]

Production[edit]

Jordan Klepper served as a correspondent on The Daily Show for three years.[3][4] Klepper's segments on the show received positive reviews.[5] During his time on the show, he substituted for Trevor Noah in October 2016. In April 2017, Comedy Central announced that Klepper would host a new show, debuting in the fall, that would follow The Daily Show.[6] In July 2017, the title of the show was revealed to be The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and had a premiere scheduled for September 25, 2017.[1]

On June 15, 2018, Comedy Central announced the show would be ending after its June 28 episode.[2]

Cast[edit]

Klepper served as host. The show had "citizen journalists", which is a concept similar to The Daily Show's correspondents: Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Laura Grey, Kobi Libii, Niccole Thurman and Tim Baltz.[7]

Writers[edit]

The show was written by Jordan Klepper, Ian Berger, Owen Parsons, Russ Armstrong, Kristen Acimovic, River Clegg, Chelsea Davison, Chelsea Devantez, Pia Glenn, Asher Perlman, Justin Tyler, Steve Waltien, Seth Weitberg, and Keisha Zollar.[8]

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

On Metacritic, season one of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper has an average weighted score of 56 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews" from critics.[9] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 71% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 6.2/10.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominees Result Ref.
2018 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Talk Show Episode (for "Danica Roem") Jordan Klepper, Stuart Miller, Trevor Noah Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moraes, Lisa de (July 25, 2017). "'The Daily Show' Spinoff Starring Jordan Klepper Gets Title & Premiere Date on Comedy Central – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Maglio, Tony (June 15, 2018). "Comedy Central Cancels 'The Opposition' – But Orders New Jordan Klepper Series". The Wrap. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Michigan native Jordan Klepper debuts as 'Daily Show' correspondent". Detroit Free Press. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014 – via freep.com. 
  4. ^ Snetiker, Marc (March 4, 2014). "'Daily Show' correspondent Jordan Klepper talks about new gig | Inside TV". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Sims, David (June 12, 2017). "Is Jordan Klepper the Future of Comedy Central?". The Atlantic. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (April 4, 2017). "Jordan Klepper of 'The Daily Show' Is Getting His Own Show". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 19, 2017). "Comedy Central's 'The Opposition With Jordan Klepper' Announces Team Of Citizen Journalists". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Here's the Writing Staff for Comedy Central's 'The Opposition with Jordan Klepper'". splitsider.com. September 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  10. ^ "The Opposition With Jordan Klepper: Season 1 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  11. ^ Kilday, Gregg (January 19, 2018). "GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 

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