He describes the show as both " entertaining" and "infuriating," much like in the vein of his Roger & Me and Sicko documentaries, that will be a "very developed piece of entertainment for people who like to think."
During a press conference at one of the Theater District's mainstay restaurants, Sardi's, Moore described the show as not a stand-up, but as "a humorous play about a country that’s just elected a madman — I mean, there’s really no other way to put it."
"We’re 10 blocks from Trump Tower, we’re in the corporate capital of America, we’re in the financial capital of America, we’re in the media capital of America,” he said. “If one was going to stand on a stage and do the things that I’m going to do, there’s only one place to do it, and it’s here in this city and it’s right here at the epicenter of creative expression and free speech.”
A press release offers another take on this ambitious production as a "ride through the United States of Insanity, explaining once and for all how the f*** we got here and where best to dine before crossing with the Von Trapp family over the Canadian border."
During the campaign, Moore has been an unabashed critic of Trump and his supporters. He participated in a protest in front of the Trump International Hotel along with Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Mayer Bill de Blasio, and Robert De Niro, the night before the inauguration.
Rest assured, the show won't focus entirely on the president. "To say it’s just about Trump would simplify it,” he told the NY Times. “I think people will find themselves laughing one minute and wanting to go look for some pitchforks and torches the next.”
The 12-week limited engagement starts July 28 at the Belasco Theatre, with an opening date set for August 12th.
Looks like Moore is getting ready to rile audiences for a rousing time. Get those pitchforks ready.