Comedy Central Coming to Central Texas for a Great Cause
Comedy Central will be filming in Marlin Saturday night at the Heart of Texas Wrestling Match at the Benitez Building, 300 Winter St.
Our news partners at KWTX report that Comedy Central will begin a new weekly series hosted by the former host of ‘The Opposition’ Jordan Klepper. The show will be centered around soldiers returning home from war and their use of wrestling to help battle PTSD.
"Producers for a new show called the 'Klepper' show saw our article in Rolling Stone and thought it was a really positive thing and wanted to take it to a bigger level to tell a story about how we can help our veterans,” said wrestler Jan Ohrstrom.
A crowd of around 200 people is expected Saturday night as many former military service members will enter the ring for a great cause.
Comedy Central hopes to infuse a comedy element to the wrestling while also focusing on battling PTSD.
“It’s a documentary-style show infused with humor: the serious part is PTSD, veterans, the VA, the humor part is Jordan will be doing some of the wrestling with us. It’s a pretty positive message and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Ohrstrom.
Doors at the Benitez Building will open at 5:30 p.m., the first bell is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.