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Friday, May 5, 2017

Comedy Central on DStv's new Trump card: Channel adds The President Show, with Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump, to Friday nights.


Orange is the new comedy on Comedy Central (DStv 122) with the African feed of the channel that has added the funny new The President Show to its schedule, starting on Friday 5 May after The Daily Show.

The hilarious new weekly The President Show with Anthony Atamanuik started last week in America where it is shown on Thursdays following The Daily Show, which means that South African and African viewers are seeing an episode one week after America.

In the way that Stephen Colbert played a fictional news reporter alter-ego on The Daily Show, Anthony Atamanuik plays a version of America's president Donald Trump, with Peter Grosz as his sidekick vice president Mike Pence.

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) jumped to add the new late night show, produced by Clone World Productions, to Comedy Central Africa's line-up.

Anthony Atamanuik started impersonating Donald Trump during America's 2016 presidential campaign and then toured through America.

In a statement about The President Show, Anthony Atamanuik said: "Laughing at the president is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department."

"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!"

Comedy Central says "just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rule book of its predecessors" and will feature "no unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies and no bedtimes. Just a fun show where he can put his unique Trumpian spin on such late-night staples as desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews".