News satire show Redacted Tonight premieres on RT America
| 02 June 2014
Redacted Tonight, a political satire show in the vein of the Daily Show, has premiered on RT America, hosted by comedian Lee Camp.
"With reality now seeming like a Shakespearean comedy, perhaps only comedy can truly bring truth to the people, and news is much better consumed with a spoonful of laughter," says Camp. "This show is information and laughter slammed into a 30-minute, no-holds-barred, full-frontal in-your-face fun-sized comedic attack on those ransacking the world."
Every week, Redacted Tonight will provide "comedy news with a punch," covering news stories that the mainstream media failed to mention and new angles on the ones they do.
"ADC native Lee Camp has performed biting political stand-up comedy around the world live and on TV and radio for 17 years," RT America noted. "His 'Moment of Clarity' videos online have attracted a following of millions. George Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin said Camp is 'one of the few keeping my father's torch lit' and Scotland's The Herald called Camp 'Jon Stewart with teeth'. Correspondents on Redacted Tonight include the fiery comedian John F O'Donnell and cutting RT reporter Sam Sacks. Comedic actor Phillip Chang is also featured. Together they find out what's under the black ink."
Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp is RT's first political comedy show. It joins the line-up of RT America programmes that includes Politicking with Larry King, The Big Picture with Thom Hartman and Breaking the Set with Abby Martin.