Late-night notes: New Jordan Klepper series; Late Late Show in London
There are a couple of different late-night stories that you’re probably going to want to know about today, and it starts with the news that The Daily Show is getting another spin-off!
This time around, the news is that Comedy Central is ordering a new Monday-Thursday series airing this fall, one that will star current correspondent Jordan Klepper playing the same sort of character that he does on Trevor Noah program. It sounds somewhat similar to The Colbert Report, with the difference being that there will still be correspondents here — they will just be tasked with enforcing more of Klepper’s own perspective.
In a statement, Klepper had the following to say about the opportunity:
“The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. timeslot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing. 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.”
This show follows up both Stephen Colbert and Larry Wilmore’s efforts in the timeslot; @midnight has been airing in this spot ever since Wilmore’s show concluded. Comedy Central did order yesterday a Donald Trump satire piece entitled The President Show, but Klepper’s show indicates that this is not meant to be something that is around in this timeslot permanently.
James Corden to London – In some other news related to the late-night world, The Late Late Show is going to be heading off to James’ home country of the UK. These episodes are going to air in America from June 6-8, and will likely feature a more British version of much of the content that the host has put out on the air to date.
In a statement, Corden had the following message to pass along about the opportunity:
“To bring The Late Late Show to London is a dream come true for me. I’m incredibly proud of the show and we’re going to do our best to make this week in London memorable.”
This is the first trip out of the country for Corden, though taking late-night shows on the road domestically is starting to become a little bit more frequent. After all, it’s something that we’ve seen Jimmy Kimmel do already.
With that being said, doing late-night trips out of the country is pretty rare for network late-night programs. Conan O’Brien’s done it a few times over on his TBS program.
What do you think about some of these announcements? Be sure to share in the comments! (Photo: CBS.)