‘Daily Show’ Jordan Klepper
Busted During Atlanta Protest
Charged with Criminal Trespass
12:33 PM PT — Law enforcement sources confirm that Klepper was part of a group of 9 people who, just after 10 AM, interrupted a Board of Regents meeting with chanting. When asked to leave, the participants locked arms and refused.
They were all arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
11:54 AM PT — A rep for Klepper confirms he was arrested while shooting a segment for his show. The rep says it’s expected Jordan will be released tonight. Comedian and former ‘Daily Show’ correspondent Jordan Klepper just got busted by cops in Atlanta during a protest to support undocumented students.
Klepper and several others disrupted a Board of Regents meeting at the state capitol. We’re told Klepper and the others refused to leave the gathering … so cops stepped in. Someone on scene tells us the comedian was shooting his documentary series, “Klepper,” when the incident went down.
As for the protest … we’re told it was against a policy barring undocumented students from enrolling or working on campus.
About 11 people were arrested in support of undocumented students after disrupting and refusing to leave a Board of Regents meeting. pic.twitter.com/LjxZOr0glH
— Kevin Sanchez (@kevinxsanchez) February 12, 2019
A video taken from the protest shows Klepper and others locking hands as cops place demonstrators in handcuffs.
Jordan is the former host of Comedy Central’s satirical late-night show, ‘The Opposition,’ which was canceled last summer after its first season. He’s also appeared on almost 200 episodes of Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show.’
We’ve reached out to a rep for Klepper … so far, no word back.
Story developing …
Originally published — 11:01 AM PST