President Donald Trump has had his share of celebrity critics — all of whom are profiting in spades from his time in office.
He’s been president for roughly six months, yet already there has been Alec Baldwin’s near-weekly parody impressions on “Saturday Night Live” (and Baldwin has said he’ll continue them in the upcoming season). There’s been the Comedy Central Trump-parody series “The President Show” — and Baldwin also has a book coming out before the end of the year, written from the perspective of “his” version of the president.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, of course. For its part, late-night comedy has spent more time on politics than ever before — but Stephen Colbert takes the cake. On “The Late Show,” the president is a common subject, and now Colbert will be expanding his criticism and mocking of the president into animated form.
Showtime has approved a half-hour animated series revolving around President Trump and the first family, which Colbert will be producing.
The yet-to-be-titled series “will present the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants — family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros, and anyone else straying into his orbit — intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian,” reads a press release issued by the network.
The series will be a “workplace comedy” and “a character show in search of character,” as it follows a documentary crew invited into the Oval Office.
Said Colbert in a public statement about the series: “I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world.”
The left-wing comedian added, “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.” The series will debut this fall with 10 episodes.
With Trump’s celebrity critics literally obsessing over the president night and day in the name of profits and career paths, one can bet viewers will get burned out very fast on this sort of material — and move on. Once that happens, people like Stephen Colbert will be so heavily invested in their Trump hate they’ll likely have a tough time knowing what to do next.