The Daily Show‘s spinoff, THE OPPOSITION, starring Jordan Klepper has an official start date. The show will be broadcast at 11:30PM, following The Daily Show, on September 25. This is the same time slot held by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert when he hosted The Colbert Report. The pairing of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report was a powerhouse for the network, who have been looking for a critical and audience favorite to fill the spot since Colbert’s departure for CBS. They previously tried to find success with The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, but in the network’s rush to debut the show, Wilmore’s series started off shaky and wasn’t given the time to find its audience.
Comedy Central stated that The Opposition will “satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.” The tagline for the show will be: “Not Mainstream.Not Establishment.Not Helping.”
Klepper will executive produce the series alongside Stuart Miller and Trevor Noah. Kim Gamble and Ian Berger will co-executive produce, and Owen Parsons will serve as head writer.
Like Colbert, Klepper was a correspondent on The Daily Show when it was hosted by Jon Stewart. Klepper has remained with the series through its transition to new host Trevor Noah starting in 2015.
Before The Daily Show, Klepper performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater. He also wrote for Friday Night Tailgate and HBO’s Ferrell Takes the Field. His comedy special, Jordan Klepper Solves Guns, debuted on Comedy Central last month.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern