WGN morning anchor Pat Tomasulo is getting his own late night show.
It’s going to be a comedy news show that airs on Saturday nights.
“Everyone is so mad in this country. I wanted to unite us and talk about things we all hate,” Tomasulo said.
Here’s how the station is describing his new show, Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo:
“Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo” is a brand-new half-hour late night comedy show from WGN-TV that will air weekly on Saturday nights from 10-10:30 p.m., launching in late January 2018. The upcoming topical comedy show will have Pat Tomasulo breaking down the week in news, current events and pop culture through a common sense perspective to the “everyman viewer.”
Tomasulo and the morning team revealed the news this morning. He made the announcement while riding a horse through the newsroom.
“He’s such a rare talent. We’re excited to showcase him and give him his own outlet. It’s been 16 years since we’ve produced a program with a studio audience here at WGN…so we’ve gone from one Bozo to the next,’ WGN news director, Jennifer Lyons.
The show launches in late January 2018. Doug Karo, has been hired to be the show’s executive producer. He’s served as executive producer and showrunner for shows on TBS, truTV, SYFY, and Comedy Central.