In this month’s catch up we have a new comedy album from Paul Mecurio, interviews with Michael Brumm, Steve Carell and Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon has a new ice cream flavour, the Second City shares a clip from Steve Carell’s graduation, and Conan goes to Cuba!
In this month’s catch up we have new humour pieces from Frank Lesser, interviews and a new comedy album from Kevin Bartini, interviews with Al Madrigal and Larry Wilmore, award wins for Jon Stewart and Rob Dubbin, Pete Dominick and Neil deGrasse Tyson launch new talk shows, and The Second City have written a new book.
Jon Stewart’s directorial debut ‘Rosewater‘ will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD on February 10, 2015.
Based on the memoir of Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, ‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival‘ the film chronicles Bahari’s family history, and his arrest and 118-day imprisonment following the controversial 2009 Iran presidential election.
A movie tie-in-edition of the book has also been released, ‘Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival‘
In this month’s catch up we have interviews with Amy Sedaris and Larry Wilmore, film news from Steve Carell, David Sedaris’ 2015 book tour schedule, a Christmas play from Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, and new literature from Dan McCoy, Elliott Kalan and Frank Lesser.
Allison Silverman, former executive producer and first head writer of ‘The Colbert Report’ , has written a fanastic article for Vulture. Working on the early years of the show from 2005 – 2009, Allison details the very first episode and how it evolved over its initial eight week run, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Stephens commitment and willingness to try new things, and the difficulties of working out the shows point of view and how to communicate it through the character whilst maneuvering the ambiguous line between the Real Stephen and the character “Stephen”.
Jon Stewart has been making the rounds promoting his directorial debut, Rosewater. During his interviews, he has been asked about Stephen’s move to The Late Show. Jon and Stephen have such a strong professional and personal bond and it constantly shows through. Jon has given his warm opinions of Stephen several times and you will find them in the following interviews.
Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central show won’t be titled The Minority Report, instead it will take a cue from one of the channel’s flagship shows.
The new series was retitled “The Nightly Show” and will premiere on January 19, according to The New York Times.
Wilmore, a former correspondent on The Daily Show, was named in May the host of the forthcoming 11:30 pm show, which will take the place of The Colbert Report. When the comedian’s show was first announced, the original title was The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.
In an interview with the Times, Wilmore said that name change was to avoid “brand confusion.”
“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” Wilmore told the newspaper. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
While promoting Rosewater, Jon Stewart heaped some fulsome praise on his friend and soon-to-former Comedy Central colleague, Stephen Colbert in a recent interview in New York Magazine. Check out the whole interview for some great insight on all things Jon, but here’s the Stephen-related parts:
You helped launch The Colbert Report. Stephen is going to drop the character when he moves to The Late Show, so what will he bring that people haven’t seen?
A raging drug habit.
People have no idea. It’s going to be Breaking Colbert.
I will tune in for that.
Stephen’s talent is very apparent to everybody, but if you’d been to his 50th-birthday party and you saw the love bomb he was surrounded in — I said to my wife, “I will guarantee you this party spawns a thousand arguments on the drive home.” Everybody got in the car that night with their spouse and it was, “Why don’t you love me like people love Stephen?!” Or, “Why can’t you be a kindhearted and good individual like Stephen Colbert!?” It was one of those magical nights, filled with the warmth and affection of friends and family. I just think viewers are really going to enjoy getting to know Stephen.