The President Show
|The President Show|
|Created by||Anthony Atamanuik|
|Directed by||Andre Allen|
|Presented by||Anthony Atamanuik|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Anthony Atamanuik
|Location(s)||NEP Penn Studios, New York City|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original release||April 27, 2017– present|
The President Show is a television comedy series that premiered on Comedy Central on April 27, 2017. The show is created by and stars Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Peter Grosz co-stars as Mike Pence, the Vice President. It airs on Thursdays at 11:30 pm (EST), following The Daily Show.
Atamanuik began impersonating Trump during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. In a series called Trump vs. Bernie, Atamanuik challenged James Adomian, who played Bernie Sanders, in mock debates. The two toured the United States and appeared on television. They went on Comedy Central's @midnight in March 2016, and had a one-hour sketch special on Fusion in May 2016. Atamanuik also appeared by himself as Trump on several shows during the campaign, including @midnight, The Chris Gethard Show and The View.
The series is produced by Clone Wolf Productions and directed by Andre Allen. The executive producers are Atamanuik, Grosz, Adam Pally, Jason Ross, Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman, and Greg Walter. The show will be presented in the typical format of a late-night talk show, including desk segments, field pieces, and guest interviews. The show's writers are Atamaniuk, Grosz, Ross, John Gemberling, Mitra Jouhari, Christine Nangle, Rae Sanni, Evan Waite, Neil Casey, and Emmy Blotnick.
Comedy Central conducted a viral marketing campaign to advertise the show by inserting footage in episodes of The Daily Show and @midnight to make it appear the network had been hacked; footage shown included a web address with a Russian country code, which redirected to The President Show's Twitter account.
The series premiere had one million viewers over the course of three days and the show averages about 870,000 viewers. On May 23, 2017, Comedy Central extended the episode order by an additional seven.
|No.||Guest||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||Keith Olbermann||April 27, 2017||0.639|
|The president breaks down who's being nice and who isn't and pays a visit to the "real" New York, and Keith Olbermann stops by to discuss his web series, The Resistance with Keith Olbermann. Theme: America First|
|2||Dan Savage||May 4, 2017||0.394|
|The president signs some executive orders that he thought of all by himself, befriends a portrait of Andrew Jackson, and talks dirty with Savage Lovecast host Dan Savage. Theme: Surprise!|
|3||Linda Sarsour||May 11, 2017||0.566|
|The president reacts to what the crooked media is saying about him, makes some new besties, and sits down with co-chair of the 2017 Women's March Linda Sarsour. Theme: Mothers|
|4||Deepak Chopra||May 18, 2017||0.510|
|The president receives a visit from a frumpy old friend, gets a guided lesson in meditation, and sits down with You Are the Universe author Deepak Chopra. Theme: Intelligence|
|5||S. E. Cupp||May 25, 2017||0.322|
|The president goes on a journey overseas, shows off his souvenirs from other world leaders and chats with S.E. Cupp about America's mistrust of the media. Theme: My Journey|
|6||Michael Eric Dyson||June 1, 2017||0.484|
|The president shakes up his inner circle, makes a big deal on the golf course, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson stops by to discuss white privilege in America. Theme: Loyalty|
|7||Evan McMullin||June 8, 2017||0.434|
|The president dodges questions about James Comey, visits his pals in the Land of Fake Believe and sits down with former CIA operative Evan McMullin. Theme: Stunt|
|8||Bassem Youssef||June 15, 2017||0.419|
|The president turns his daily briefing into a game show, visits his hometown and sits down with political satirist Bassem Youssef to discuss escaping persecution in Egypt. Theme: Party|
|9||Matt Walsh||June 22, 2017||TBD|
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