David Spade says he won't joke about Trump on new comedy show
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Comedian David Spade says in a new interview that his new Comedy Central show will steer clear of politics, unlike other comedians who have sought to take the Trump administration head-on in their work.

Spade told The Daily Mail that he believes that his show, it it were to target President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE, would just be another show piling on an administration widely mocked in comedy circles.


"I mean you have to be [concerned with the ratings,]" Spade told the tabloid. "I will live or die with whether people think I am funny or not, because they have all done that so I don't even know what I can even know what I could add to that."

"They are funny and smart and have good jokes about it," he said of his fellow comedians who address the president's policies directly, adding: "At this point it would be just piling on."

Spade, who added in the interview that he wants his show to be one of the "coldest" on television, said that his friends in Hollywood would also likely be exempt from any serious ribbing on his show.

"I don't think it'll be as rough on celebs like I was on [Saturday Night Live]," Spade said. "Now I'm kind of one of them. I will think of being funny against them, but I don't want to take anyone's legs out too hard. It is a bad pitch."

Other comedians such as Samantha Bee and Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertHelen Mirren, Ian McKellen act out Trump Ukraine call in Colbert appearance Klobuchar to Colbert: We're going 'to build a blue wall' in PA, WI, MI and 'make Trump pay for it' Sherrod Brown: GOP colleagues privately acknowledge Trump is racist, misogynist MORE have drawn wider attention in the Trump era with sharp criticism and mockery of the Trump administration, in some cases earning the ire of the White House in response.

Spade's show, "Lights Out with David Spade," is set to premiere July 29 on Comedy Central.