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Comedy Central Finally Replaces ‘The Nightly Show’ With Jordan Klepper Series

”Daily Show“ correspondent takes over 11:30 p.m. time slot this fall

Forget all that “President Show” stuff, Comedy Central has finally named a successor for Larry Wilmore’s defunct “Nightly Show.”

“Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper will carry his 11 o’clock persona over to 11:30 p.m. His new Monday-Thursday late-night talk show is set to premiere this fall.

“Jordan’s talent has become so increasingly obvious it would take a real fool to not offer him this opportunity,” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said.

“The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. time slot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing,” added Klepper. “Without a doubt, it has utterly destroyed my confidence in Comedy Central’s decision making acumen. Dear God, now I have to work with these fools.”

Klepper joined Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” in 2014. He became its senior correspondent when Trevor Noah took over.

His new unnamed series, which is in the beginning stages of development and will be produced by Klepper, Noah and Stuart Miller, looks to embrace and define the chaos of our country by channeling the host’s steadfast attitude that institutions are to be trusted less than the lies of the mainstream media, per Comedy Central.

Klepper will surround himself with a hand-picked team of contributors contractually obligated to reinforce his singularly correct world view.

“Finally, there’s a show on TV that’s not didactic and is NOT GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO. Watch – 11:30’s in the fall on Comedy Central,” Klepper quipped. “Do it.”

Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Klepper is represented by Fred Hashagen at UTA and Kirsten Ames at Kirsten Ames Management.