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On The Trail



We couldn’t think of anyone better to go on the campaign trail with than Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper, who presents a colorful and diverse collection of works that look at Presidential elections, warts and all. Roy Wood Jr. performs Mark Twain’s outrageous confessional “A Presidential Candidate.” Samantha Bee channels another feisty political commentator, Molly Ivins, in her reading of “Our Boy George.” Unbought and Unbossed is how America’s first Black Congresswoman—and eventual presidential candidate—Shirley Chisholm describes herself in this except from her memoir, performed by Crystal Dickinson.

Samuel Beckett may have ghostwritten columnist Alexandra Petri’s existential farce about the Trump regime, “Waiting for Pivot,” performed by Petri with Jordan Klepper, Aasif Mandvi, and Paul Giamatti. And Klepper finishes the show with a flourishing read from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.

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