Jordan Klepper

Jordan Klepper

Klepper and his wife Laura Grey in 2009, before they were married
Medium Stand up, television
Nationality American
Alma mater Kalamazoo College
Genres Political satire
Spouse Laura Grey
Notable works and roles The Daily Show correspondent

Jordan Klepper is an American comedian. He is a correspondent on The Daily Show and a former member of The Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade.

In 2016 he became the thirteenth person to host The Daily Show when he subbed in for Trevor Noah, who called out sick for the night.

Early life

Jordan Klepper, the oldest of his siblings, is from Kalamazoo, Michigan.[1] His mother, Betse Klepper, is a lead secretary at Loy Norrix High School.[2] His father, Mark Klepper, was a roommate of actor Tim Allen while attending Western Michigan University. Allen introduced his cousin, Betse, to Mark, and they eventually married.[3]

Klepper attended Kalamazoo Central High School and Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, where he was a tennis player and a member of the Mock Trial Team that won Nationals.[2] He graduated as a Heyl scholar in 1997.[2] He double-majored in math and theater at Kalamazoo College and received his degree in 2001.[2][4][5] Klepper did his foreign study in London, England.[2] At Kalamazoo College, he met Steven Yeun through his sister.[6]


He began his career working for the Big Ten Network as a comedian on the show Big Ten Friday Night Tailgate.[7]

After graduation, Klepper moved to Chicago, Illinois and performed for The Second City.[3] He moved to New York City in 2011, where he began performing as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade.[8][9]

On March 3, 2014, Klepper debuted on The Daily Show, four days after his audition.[1][8] He has since gone on to receive consistently good reviews for his segments and filled in as the host in October 2016 while Trevor Noah was sick.

Klepper is married to Laura Grey, with whom he created the short films "TMI" and "Peepers".[10]


  1. 1 2 "Michigan native Jordan Klepper debuts as 'Daily Show' correspondent | Detroit Free Press". March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Jordan Klepper, K-Central and KAMSC Class of 1997, Comedian, Writer and Correspondent" (PDF). Kalamazoo Public Schools Excelsior. November 2014. p. 10. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  3. 1 2 "New 'Daily Show' correspondent on Kalamazoo, Jon Stewart and why he owes his life to Tim Allen". April 1, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. Liberty, John (March 4, 2014). "'The Daily Show' debut: Watch Jon Stewart tell Kalamazoo native Jordan Klepper to 'go back to Crimea'". Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. "CLASS NOTES". Kalamazoo College. January 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  6. "ON THE ROAD WITH STEVEN YEUN". Interview Magazine. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  7. "'The Daily Show': Get to know new correspondent Jordan Klepper".
  8. 1 2 Snetiker, Marc. "'Daily Show' correspondent Jordan Klepper talks about new gig | Inside TV |". Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  9. Snetiker, Marc. "'The Daily Show': Get to know new correspondent Jordan Klepper | PopWatch |". Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  10. Seikaly, Andrea (March 3, 2014). "'Daily Show' Taps UCB's Jordan Klepper to Replace John Oliver". Variety. Retrieved March 7, 2014.

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