In 2005, Comedy Central premiered “The Colbert Report
,” in which Stephen Colbert
of “The Daily Show
” took on Fox News
with a character who was shared a name with his creator but was a parody of the flag-waving, right-facing primetime hosts on the cable news network.
More than a decade later, Comedy Central is taking a similar swing at the emerging alt-right news ecosystem.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Jordan Klepper
, who will host Comedy Central’s upcoming “The Opposition With Jordan Klepper
,” described the show as a vehicle built around a faux alt-right host, taking cues from outlets such as Infowars, Breitbart News, and The Blaze.
But the show will not be a targeted shot at Infowars’ Alex Jones
, one of the most outrageous figures of the alt-right media.
“We’re inspired by the points of view of these alternative media sources, but