Donald Trump Impersonator Gets Star Billing in New Comedy Central Show

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Anthony Atamanuik as President Donald Trump

Laughing at the president is a "proud American tradition," said Anthony Atamanuik. And if he does it right, we'll also be laughing with him.

Atamanuik will star as President Trump in a new Comedy Central series, the network announced Monday.

The President Show will air Thursdays following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11:30 p.m. starting on April 27.

Atamanuik's Trump will host a late-night show direct from the Oval Office, joined by sidekick Mike Pence, played by Peter Grosz.

"Just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors," the network said in a news release.

Added Atamanuik: "Mostly I'd just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we're lucky, end up in prison!"

By Mike Bambach

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.