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‘Trump’ is getting his own late-night comedy talk show

Joseph McCormick April 3, 2017
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A professional Donald Trump impersonator has landed his own Comedy Central late night talk show.

Anthony Atamanuik, who has performed his Trump character for some years will begin at Comedy Central on 27 April.

Despite rummblings that the real Trump might have landed the spot, it was announced this week that Atamanuik would fill the spot.

Having completed a 40-city comedy tour ‘Trump v Bernie’, the comedian is also a favourite at the Upright Citizens Brigade improv theatre.

Of Trump himself? The comedian says the best criticisim he could receive is to be thrown in jail.

“Laughing at the president is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” said Atamanuik.

“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.”

Simply named ‘The President Show’, it will feature all the elements of a regular talk show, as well as a Pence impression by Peter Grosz.

Check out the trailer for the show below:

SNL has done a number of hilarious outtakes in the past, Melissa McCarthy appeared on the show to do a hilarious impression of press secretary Sean Spicer.

Cast member Kate McKinnon has also ripped into Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, in a Forrest Gump style skit.

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