The President Show: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
The President Show

Critics Consensus

Anthony Atamnuik's eerily accurate impression of the commander-in-chief makes this scathing satire worth watching, although the cheeky series could use a little more coloring along the edges.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 109
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Air date: Apr 27, 2017
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Donald Trump hosts a late-night talk show from the Oval Office.

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Critic Reviews for The President Show Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

Time will tell what material the headlines will give this flexible crew to work with.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An excellent Trump impression, but a little too much of it.

Apr 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The President Show looks to be a surprisingly robust, well-produced work with ambitions greater than scoring cheap hits.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Atamanuik's impersonation of Trump is unsettlingly good (to the point you may wonder if he might consider a part-time gig in Washington, just so you could be sure he was kidding).

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

My initial instinct here is to wonder how long it will be before this joke wears thin. And, if this was any sort of similar show, I wouldn't be confident that it will hold up for long. But this is Donald Trump we're talking about.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Presidential satire hosts tired jokes, innuendo, language.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Slapdash and one-joke-silly, The President Show would not seem to have much of a future as an ongoing enterprise.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

There are moments when Atamanuik almost lets the mask slip, speaking about the travesty of Trumpism as Atamanuik, but through the voice and mannerisms of Trump.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Most new late-night hosts take months to settle into their desk. Already, after two episodes, Atamanuik's shtick feels fully formed.

Oct 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Barring a creative uptick, the chances of a novelty act like The President Show hanging around that long look slim. Still, as more than one pundit has noted over the last year, stranger things have happened.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Anthony Atamanuik's impersonation of the president seems more designed as entertainment for tired conventioneers than as cutting-edge political humor.

Apr 28, 2017 | Full Review…

In an entertainment landscape -- hell, make that an entire planet -- forever bogged down by Trump headlines and impersonations, Atamanuik has actually found a way to stand out.

Apr 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The President Show: Season 1

  • Apr 11, 2018
    The best show ever. Everyone should watch this show it's a dead-on impression of trump and the skits capture the absurdity and insanity of what's going on, and it somehow manages to do it sweetly. Genius!
  • Apr 10, 2018
    This comedian definitely gets the closest to approximating and impersonating president trump albeit with some good old-fashioned showbiz hyperbole.
  • Mar 19, 2018
    The most intelligent and entertaining satire to come to the US in decades. A simultaneously truthful and comical rendition of the major players in the trump "Administration"., this show is one of the few positive things to come of these corrupt and unstable political times. So much talent in the writing and acting, it's as brilliant to watch as it is overwhelmingly witty. I wuld give it 10+ stars if I could!
  • Feb 06, 2018
    This show is hilarious and Anthony makes a perfect Trump.
  • Jan 25, 2018
    This show is brilliant comedy. Vice President Pence is priceless.
  • Dec 02, 2017
    Brilliant. True art. Anthony is superb. I mean, a real pro. The writing is sublime. Every single episode is rock solid. I sit and LITERALLY APPLAUD sometimes. Yes, it's THAT good. This show WILL be a cult classic. It already is. It's instantly brilliant. They capture the essence of the ridiculousness of what is going on in a brilliantly funny way - AND, have a way of making a point and sending a profound message. Wow. This is a RARE piece of art. Rocky Ruggiero, LISLE, IL
  • Nov 06, 2017
    Absolute best T impersonation. Fully embodies the deepest part of the psyche!
  • Nov 05, 2017
    This is a rare television show that feels like a cross between French surrealism, Monty Python, and twisted Johnny Carson. Atamanuik is by far the best trump impersonator in the galaxy; funny, erratic, slap stick, cerebral, and imbecilic all at the same time. Not only comedy, the show also is a good tool for keeping up to date with current Trump administration events, and the interviews are deliciously entertaining in a Borat sort of way.
  • Nov 05, 2017
    One of my favorite shows on television. Anthony Atamanuik does a spot-on Trump -- I can't believe anyone would say that Alec Baldwin imitates Trump perfectly -- he doesn't, Atamanuik puts him to shame. This little gem of a show needs to be seen by everybody and I hope it's picked up for a Season 2.
  • Nov 02, 2017
    This is one of the best shows on television. It is getting better and better.

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