Welcome to the ‘Six Degrees Catch Up Edition’ featuring all the latest happenings and goings on in the world of ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ staff and ‘Friends of the Show’.
In the latest six degrees news, Comedy Central has announced the launch of the new CC Studios, ‘a new, in-house creative initiative that will develop content, concepts and talent for digital platforms’, Frank Lesser has a new humour piece in ‘Thought Catalog’, download new podcasts featuring Opus Moreschi, Brendan Hay, Jo Miller and Ed Helms, Steve Carell eats hot peppers with Craig Ferguson, Amy Sedaris talks to David Letterman about being a Godmother, and David Sedaris has a new book out later this year.
All that and more in ‘Six Degrees Catch Up’!!
The Colbert Report
- Frank Lesser has written the new humour piece ‘Megan Fox Meets Bigfoot’ for Thought Catalog.
- Opus Moreschi is featured in ‘Beginnings Episode 83 with Wrestling Team’. You can download the Podcast or listen to it on tumblr.
The Daily Show
- Aasif Mandvi will join WNYC’s ‘On the Media’ host Brooke Gladstone to discuss the full range of his television, film and theatrical work, in ‘Brooke Gladstone in a Conversation with Aasif Mandvi’ on 7:00PM Tuesday, February 26 at The Greene Space. Tickets: $15.
- Brendan Hay is featured on Episode Five of ‘Writer’s Bloc Podcast’ with J.R. Havlan.
- Jo Miller is featured on Episode Four of ‘Writer’s Bloc Podcast’ with J.R. Havlan.
- Jessica Williams is featured in the March edition of Glamour Magazine ‘Meet The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, Late Night’s New It Girl’.
- John Hodgman was recently asked on tumblr:
Q: Why haven’t you been a guest on The Colbert Report or done any collaborations with Stephen Colbert yet? Your characters would be hilarious together.
A: That is kind, but I think I would become so pale in comparison to Stephen that I would no longer be visible.
- Reddit AMA with J.R. Havlan.
Friends of the Show
- Amy Sedaris guest stars in Episode 4 of Ingrid Jungermann’s web series ‘F to 7th’ as Ingrid’s conservative Aunt Kate.
- Amy Sedaris talks about being a funny Godmother on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’.
- David Sedaris’ new book ‘Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls’ will be released on April 23, 2013. Learn more on the origins of the title from David’s last appearance on ‘The Daily Show’.
- Ed Helms is featured on Episode Six of ‘Writer’s Bloc Podcast’ with J.R. Havlan.
- Steve Carell was a guest on ‘The Late Late Show – Super Bowl Special’, where the boys share a meal of oysters, peppers, tears and laughs.