Klepper follows host Jordan Klepper as he hits the road and leaves the comfort of his desk behind. Whether he's in a capsized boat with environmental protesters in a Louisiana bayou or waiting to post bail at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia, Jordan is on the front lines of American activism.
Futó sorozat 2019.05 - 2019.06 | 30 perc @Comedy Central, US
Jordan Klepper (Host),
Jordan jumps in the ring with Valhalla, a group of military veterans who use professional wrestling to deal with PTSD. In Killeen, Texas, home to America's largest military base, he learns that veterans struggle to get the care they need to deal with the transition of returning home from war. For the guys in Valhalla, wrestling is more than a physical outlet, it's a rally point for all veterans to come together and slam their trauma-and potentially Jordan-through a table.
Jordan goes overboard in Louisiana when he joins a direct action protest of a major oil pipeline. Camping out with environmentalist group L'eau La Vie, Jordan meets the brave activists who chain themselves to bulldozers to protect the swamp. However, he soon learns that not everyone in the bayou supports these illegal protests and that most locals would prefer a job.
Jordan goes back to school with undocumented immigrant students banned from enrolling in colleges in Georgia. At Freedom U, young Latinx immigrants attend class in secret and fight the state's Board of Regents for their right to an education. After spending time with the kids in Atlanta, Jordan joins an act of civil disobedience that ends with a TMZ mugshot and a new perspective on privilege.
Jordan crosses the border into Tijuana to meet US military veterans who have been deported. From a cinder block bunker, the exiled vets fight to appeal to America's supposedly limitless support for the troops but issues of immigration, criminal records and old-fashioned politics block their path home. Jordan learns that the Vets only advocate might be a 70-year old marine driving across the country in an RV.
Jordan follows Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) as she makes history as one of the first Native American women elected to congress. Inspired by a study that exposed staggering inequality experienced by indigenous populations, Jordan heads to Michigan, Wisconsin and New Mexico to understand modern Native American invisibility and his own role in a damaging stereotype.
Jordan and Kobi Libii head to Texas to join two different groups of activists who use guns to get their message across. In Gonzales, Jordan meets second amendment die hards who see themselves as civil rights activists just like Martin Luther King Jr. Meanwhile, Kobi embeds with Guerilla Mainframe, an African-American group that uses guns and provocative tactics to draw attention to police violence against minorities.
Jordan visits the front lines of America's new space race and is sad to see how far we have fallen. As a kid, he idolized NASA in all its glory, from Apollo to shuttle launches at Cape Canaveral to freeze-dried ice cream. Today's program is defined by clunky bureaucracy, private billionaire spaceports, and begging Russia for a ride into orbit. However, there is hope: an IG-friendly teen in Florida and a grumpy old astronaut in Houston are taking a new moonshot, and Jordan's biggest ally might be none other than the President of The United States.
Jordan heads to the home of The Chronic to meet African-American entrepreneurs trying to break into the marijuana industry. While the west coast's current reputation for liberal drug laws and progressive politics makes headlines, the reality of legalization-and who benefits-more closely resembles America's discriminatory past. In anti-pot Compton and bud-loving Oakland, Jordan tries to square the chronic of his youth with the inequality of today.