NEW YORK, March 19, 2018 – The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper is leaving the comfort of its New York studio to confront the student-led gun-reform movement up close, taping and airing its Thursday, March 22 episode from the suburban living room of a Rockville-based high school student organizer on the frontlines of the charge, just days ahead of the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. The special episode will air at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Titled “The Opposition Chaperones Democracy: Kids Just Wanna Take Guns,” the episode’s guest will be U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who has been at the forefront of the gun-issues debate. The episode will be filmed in front of an audience of activist teens, parents, and rally attendees, and will also include a field piece in which the The Opposition visits a Baltimore, Maryland high school to speak with activist students about gun violence in their local community.
“There needs to be an adult in the room before these kids do something crazy, like let their sincere and heartfelt message resonate with the nation’s lawmakers to enact common sense measures that could save lives. That would be insane,” said Klepper. “Adults should step in and do what they do best… nothing. I promise to bring that nothing to this living room.”
The March For Our Lives rally on March 24 is expected to bring high school students from across the U.S. to the nation’s capital to demand changes to America’s gun laws. With tens of thousands expected, a grassroots group of high school students in the nearby Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland areas have reached out to classmates, friends and neighbors to provide beds and couches for out-of-state kids.The Opposition will film and air from the home of one these teens before attending March For Our Lives.
The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper features Jordan Klepper and his team of Citizen Journalists who together satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. The Opposition is the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It’s the America of paid protestors, Obama’s birth certificate, and the certainty that CNN is fake news.
Klepper, Stuart Miller and Trevor Noah are the Executive Producers of The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, with Kim Gamble and Ian Berger and as Co-Executive Producers, Owen Parsons as Head Writer, and Russ Armstrong as Senior Writer. Steve Bodow is Consulting Producer. The series is directed by Chuck O’Neil. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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