Comedian Jordan Klepper on his show The Opposition and his brand of political satire

Political comedian Jordan Klepper joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss the satirical persona he plays on his show The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.
Host Jordan Klepper during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper" at Hotel Pennsylvania on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images for Comedy Central)
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There are a lot of comedians poking fun at current events right now, including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and now, there's Jordan Klepper. 

Klepper's new show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, premiered on Comedy Central last fall, and he tends to take things a little further than his peers. Every night, Klepper dives into political satire by becoming a character with some radical views.

To explain a little more about this late-night personality, Klepper — the real Jordan Klepper — joins guest host Ali Hassan live from a studio in New York. You can catch his show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Monday to Thursday on The Comedy Network in Canada and Comedy Central in the U.S.

Produced by Vanessa Nigro

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