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Jordan Klepper: Of Course Alex Jones Is Playing a Character

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It’s been nearly a year since Comedy Central canceled Jordan Klepper’s nightly show The Opposition but the comedian still gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about Alex Jones.

The former Daily Show correspondent has since moved on to host the weekly docuseries Klepper for the network, leaving behind the crazed, right-wing conspiracy theorist character that caught the Infowars founder’s attention when The Opposition first premiered.

“Alex Jones became aware of what we were doing with the show and would occasionally engage with it, as would his fans,” Klepper tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. “They love to go online and come at you.”

“I can’t remember what it was that set him off but he did a whole rant about it,” he continues. “The big joke he had was that nobody could remember my name, which is fair, I........

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