This morning, Comedy Central announced that last week’s Russian “hack” was actually a promotional stunt for the network’s upcoming The President Show, a six-episode series premiering on both Comedy Central and right here on the Comedy Network on April 27 at 11:30 PM. The President Show was created by and will star widely acclaimed Donald Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik of Trump vs. Bernie fame, and will also feature Veep’s Peter Grosz as Trump’s “sidekick” Mike Pence.
 
According to an official press release from Comedy Central, The President Show will be “a fun show” that will include “late-night staples as desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews” but, of course, stay far away from “unfair questions from reporters, “awkward photo ops with German ladies,” and “bedtimes.”
 
Throughout 2016, Atamanuik and fellow comic James Adomian traveled from talk show to talk show as Trump and Bernie Sanders, respectively, providing the answer to the question “what would it be like if Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders starred in a 1980s buddy sitcom?” Indeed, Atamanuik and Adomian proved that Trump and Sanders would be incredibly dysfunctional tour buddies slash roommates and effectively highlighted what makes both Trump and Bernie so fun to mock.
 
Atamanuik seems eager to reprise his Trump impression for The President Show, telling Comedy Central that “laughing at the president is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department” and thanking the network “for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we’re lucky, end up in prison!” And The President Show will likely be welcomed by comedy fans, many of whom have gushed about Atamanuik Trump’s impression and some of whom have even said that his impression “trumps” that of SNL’s Alec Baldwin (
who may not be giving us his presidential take for much longer).  
 
“Trump” himself talked about his new show in a short video that you can check out below. In it (supposedly filmed aboard the Air Force One aircraft) Atamanuik as Trump claims that the “failing” Comedy Central literally “begged” him to star in his own show, explaining that network executives “unzipped my pants” and “got on their knees.” Trump also dismissively refers to The Daily Show host Trevor Noah as “Noah Trevor” and assures reporters that his show will have “the best guests” and “the most beautiful women.” The cherry on top? A The President Show title card that reads “Winning late night by a landslide.”
 
We still have a few weeks before The President Show premieres, but until then be sure to follow both @ThePresidentShow and
@LateNightDonald on Twitter (the latter of whom is almost certainly in danger of angering Smash Mouth with his recent scathing review of Shrek).