Probably the most shocking thing about "The Late Show" host's newest project is how similar it is to real life; far from it being an exaggerated parody of politics, it turns out a lot of their comedic assumptions were right. "[Trump fatigue] is like having oxygen fatigue". Now he's expanding into the world of animation with a Showtime series - Our Cartoon President - that debuts later this month. His late-night ratings soared once he started using the president as his punching bag. R.J. Fried will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
While cable news buzzes over "Fire and Fury", Michael Wolff's fly-on-the-wall look at the Trump White House, there is nothing in the tome that has surprised Stephen Colbert.
Our Cartoon President premieres on Showtime on February 11, but the first episode can be previewed on the network's digital platforms beginning on January 28.
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The 10-episode animated series "follows the true-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States and his merry band of advisors and family members", per the premium-TV channel's official description. "I have this great thing where I get to go out to the audience and we have this shared catharsis to laugh at, Colbert said".
"I love my country more than I love a good joke", added Colbert, noting that Trump's behavior offers plenty of fodder.
But Colbert said he didn't want to describe Trump's actions as a gift to comedians.