Stephane ColbertStephen Tyrone Colbert Amid several crises, Biden takes to NBC’s safe space with Jimmy Fallon Biden to appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Friday. joins his growing empire of lively political satire, launching a pair of politically-themed shows for Comedy Central.
One of the series, “Washingtonia”, is described by the network in a Tuesday ad as a comedy about “a rising political star and his deeply incompetent staff navigating Washington’s deeper incompetence path.”
The series was created by Colbert and RJ Fried, who previously partnered to produce and direct Showtime’s Paramount + show “Tooning Out the News” and “Our Cartoon President”.
The other satire, “Fairview,” is a “hyper-topical half-hour weekly animated series about how national politics provokes a savage small town drama in the town of Fairview that stifles publicity. light, fights in the parking lot of a grocery store and urinates in public, through the lens of his sloppy party girl-turned-pragmatic Mayor Kelly Sampson. “
“I am very happy to participate in this press release, but I must mention that my deal for ‘Fairview’ and ‘Washingtonia’ is not yet finalized,” Colbert joked in a press release. “The main sticking point is money. I want more and they don’t want me to have more. I look forward to releasing these projects as soon as this issue is resolved,” the host said. of “Late Show”.
Nina Diaz, president of content and creative director at MTV Entertainment Group, said in a statement that the new shows were part of the comedy channel’s effort to “double down on adult animation.”
“These two irreverent satires fit perfectly into the Comedy Central brand,” said Diaz, “hilarious, sophisticated and, of course, with politics at the center of it all.”
“Washingtonia” and “Fairview” are set to be released this fall.