Jordan Klepper’s latest half-hour “Daily Show” special, “The Daily Show Presents with Trevor Noah: Jordan Klepper Fingers Into the Midterms – America Don’t Follow Democracy,” premieres Tuesday, November 1 at 11:30 pm ET, Comedy Central.
The new special follows “Daily Show” contributor Klepper as he interviews Republican voters who plan to vote for candidates who were rejected in the 2020 election and are now threatening to derail the entire election process. The result is “an effort to find out whether America is threatening democracy.”
“Jordan Klepper Creates Midterms – America Don’t Follow Democracy” will also be available on Paramount+, the Daily Show YouTube channel, CC.com, Video on Demand and the Comedy Central app starting November 2.
The opening line: “For nearly 250 years, the peaceful transfer of power has been a cornerstone of American democracy.” But with large numbers of Republicans denying that Joe Biden is president and riots in Capitols across the country running for office, Jordan Klepper wonders: Is America undemocratic? In this new half-hour special, Jordan returns to the campaign trail to find out who will protect America’s election, who will block it, and how we can keep America’s next civil war at bay.
Indeed, it is up to “The Daily Show” and other Night Brothers to expose the truth about how dangerously close democracy is to losing its grip in this country and how worried we should be. They keep running away from their work and focus aimlessly on horse racing.
As Noah prepares to depart “The Daily Show” on Dec. 8, Klepper’s name is among those considered to replace the host. (Others mentioned in the mix include “Daily Show” reporter Roy Wood Jr.)
“Jordan Klepper Gives The Middle Finger – America Don’t Follow Democracy” Klepper’s third special for Comedy Central follows “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Globe – Hungary For Democracy” and travels to alt-right Hungary. That special received an Emmy nomination, as did the original entry, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Delivers: Jordan Klepper’s Fingertip – Into the MAGAverse,” which chronicled his experience on the Trump campaign trail in 2020. DGA No
Klepper is behind the “Daily Show” short-form series “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse,” which interviews activists, anti-vaxxers and Trump supporters. And there’s its podcast companion, “Jordan Klepper’s Plot,” a six-episode podcast series co-hosted by iHeartPodcasts and hosted by Jordan, debuting on November 9. According to Comedy Central, the compilation of Clapper’s moments at Trump rallies has now clocked up more than 154 million views across multiple platforms.
In addition to serving as host, Klepper is the EP and writer of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Midterms – America Don’t Follow Democracy.” Trevor Noah, Jane Flanz and Jill Katz are exec producers. Ian Berger is associate producer and director. Here’s a first look at the promo: