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Comedy Central To Debut Late-Night Show Hosted By Spot-On Trump Impersonator

Anthony Atamanuik has found a permanent home for his "Trump vs. Bernie” impression.
“The President Show” will be hosted by President Donald Trump, played by Anthony Atamanuik.
“The President Show” will be hosted by President Donald Trump, played by Anthony Atamanuik.

Comedy Central announced Monday that it will debut a late-night TV show hosted by President Donald Trump himself.

Well, not exactly: it will be hosted by Anthony Atamanuik, who’s set to bring his spot-on Trump impersonation to “The President Show.”

The show, which is produced by Adam Pally’s Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, will air on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT after “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” beginning on April 27. 

“In the world of ‘The President Show,’ Trump is bypassing the crooked media by hosting a late-night show direct from the Oval Office,” the network said in a release. “No unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies, and no bedtimes.”

A preview of what’s to come on “The President Show”

Atamanuik, who comes from the world of Upright Citizen’s Brigade and has appeared on shows like “30 Rock” and “Broad City,” gained recognition for his Trump impersonation last year during a 40-city “Trump vs. Bernie” tour with James Adomian, who played the senator from Vermont.

Their associated comedy album, “Trump vs. Bernie: Live From Brooklyn,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes last July.

”Trump vs. Bernie” on “@midnight” with Chris Hardwick

“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” Atamanuik said. “But our political system is too broken for us to be content joking about one man, even though he is a disastrous silly little toddler boy. Mostly I’d just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we’re lucky, end up in prison!”

Peter Grosz, who has worked on “The Colbert Report” and “Stranger Than Fiction,” will be the Mike Pence to Atamanuik’s Trump.

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