Trump-toon from Col­bert in the works

Windsor Star - - YOU - MICHAEL CAVNA

U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has been such a comedic boon to Stephen Col­bert that the late-night host is ex­pand­ing his Trump port­fo­lio.

Va­ri­ety re­ports that U.S. net­work Show­time has signed on for a stil­lun­ti­tled an­i­mated se­ries based on the cur­rent White House, with Col­bert serv­ing as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.

Col­bert not only saw his CBS show eclipse Jimmy Fal­lon’s NBC late-night show after Trump be­came pres­i­dent, he also has a long-stand­ing ap­pre­ci­a­tion of an­i­mated satire, from his Tek Jansen car­toon shorts on his old Com­edy Cen­tral show to his voice work for Satur­day Night Live’s TV Fun­house fea­ture, the Am­bigu­ously Gay Duo.

The 10-episode se­ries will air this fall with a short turn­around win­dow, to spoof timely head­lines, Va­ri­ety re­ports.

“I know a lot of peo­ple wanted to do this, and I’m hon­oured that the Car­toon Pres­i­dent in­vited our doc­u­men­tary crew into his pri­vate world,” Col­bert said. “I’ve seen some of the footage and I look for­ward to shar­ing the man be­hind the MAGA.”

The an­i­mated Trump char­ac­ter that has ap­peared on Col­bert’s Late Show helped spawn the new se­ries.

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