Klepper in 2015
March 9, 1979 |
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Kalamazoo Central High School|
|Alma mater||Kalamazoo College|
|Spouse||Laura Grey (m. 2013)|
Jordan Klepper (born March 9, 1979) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He has hosted the satirical Comedy Central program The Opposition with Jordan Klepper since 2017.
Klepper began his career as a member of The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, where he met his wife Laura Grey. Soon after, they began producing and starring in their own short films that they wrote together. In 2014 Klepper became a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as host. He remained in the show with Trevor Noah until 2017.
Jordan Klepper, the oldest of his siblings, is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. His mother, Betse Klepper, is a lead secretary at Loy Norrix High School. His father, Mark Klepper, was a roommate of actor Tim Allen while attending Western Michigan University. Allen introduced his cousin, Betse, to Mark, and they eventually married.
Klepper attended Kalamazoo Central High School and Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, where he was a tennis player and a member of the Mock Trial Team that won Nationals. He graduated as a Heyl scholar in 1997. He double-majored in math and theater at Kalamazoo College and received his degree in 2001. Klepper studied abroad in London. At Kalamazoo College, he met Steven Yeun through his sister.
After graduation, Klepper moved to Chicago where he performed at The Second City. While in Chicago, Klepper also worked for the Big Ten Network as a comedian on the show "Big Ten Friday Night Tailgate."
On March 3, 2014, Klepper debuted on The Daily Show, four days after his audition. He received consistently good reviews for his segments on the show and filled in as the host in October 2016 while Trevor Noah was sick. In April 2017, Comedy Central announced that Klepper would host a new show, debuting in the fall, that would follow The Daily Show. A special titled Jordan Klepper Solves Guns premiered on Comedy Central on June 11, 2017. In July 2017, the new show was titled The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and it premiered on September 25, 2017.
|2011||Bone Dry||Jordan||Short film|
|2012||Poop Brunch||Jordan||Short film|
|2012||Bathroom Party||Jordan||Short film|
|2013||Who's On First?||Jeremy||Short film|
|2012||I Just Want My Pants Back||Manager||Episode: "Jerk or Dork"|
|2014-2017||The Daily Show||Himself (correspondent)||170 episodes|
|2015||Halal in the Family||Wally Thompson||Episode: "Spies Like Us"|
|2017||Jordan Klepper Solves Guns||Himself||TV special|
|2017-present||The Opposition with Jordan Klepper||Jordan Klepper (host)||Also co-creator, writer, executive producer|
|2018||GLAAD Media Award||Outstanding Talk Show Episode||The Opposition with Jordan Klepper for "Danica Roem"||Nominated|||