Nov 21

‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ to Premiere on January 19, 2015

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.

Continue reading

Nov 04

Jon Stewart Praises Stephen Colbert in ‘New York Magazine’

Jon Stewart in New Yorkk Magazine 2014

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.

Excuse me?

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.

Continue reading

Oct 14

Jon Stewart to Host ‘Night of Too Many Stars: American Comes Together for Autism Programs’ in 2015

Night of Too Many Stars

Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions and New York Collaborates for Autism for its sixth biennial special event, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.” Taping on Saturday, February 28 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. “Night of Too Many Stars” will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8.

Tickets for the “Night of Too Many Stars” will go on sale later this year. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased now by emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com. All VIP Benefit tickets, which begin at $1,500 per person, include access to the after-party with talent.

This year’s event will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 with additional live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with additional comedic and celebrity heavyweights.

Full Press Release: Comedy Central

Sep 08

Six Degrees – August Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert 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 this month’s catch up we have interviews with J.J. Sedelmaier, Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Amy Sedaris, Conan O’Brien, David Sedaris, Ben & Jerry’s Ben Cohen and warm-up comic Kevin Bartini, new humour pieces from Dan Amira, Dan McCoy and David Sedaris, and Frank Lesser will be appearing at the University of Delaware’s National Agenda speaker series.

Continue reading

Sep 05

Jon Stewart and Amy Sedaris on Stephen Colbert’s Move to ‘The Late Show’

Jon Stewart Hollywood Reporter

© Wesley Mann | The Hollywood Reporter

While on the promotional trails for their latest projects, Jon Stewart (‘Rosewater’) and Amy Sedaris (‘BoJack Horseman’) discuss their good friend Stephen Colbert’s move to hosting the ‘Late Show’ in 2015, his and his character’s fear of bears, and how Amy found out about his three-legged pet rabbit.

And be sure to grab yourself a copy of the September 5 – 12 Toronto issue of The Hollywood Reporter, featuring Jon Stewart on the front cover.

Continue reading

Aug 04

Six Degrees – July Catch Up

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert 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 this month’s catch up we have interviews with J.R. Havlan, Lewis Black, Michael Che and Amy Sedaris, casting news for David Pasquesi, Amy Sedaris and Rory Albanese, new written pieces by Frank Lesser, J.J. Sedelmaier and Jordan Klepper, new music from Erik Frandsen, and David Sedaris is rewarded for his services to the environment of West Sussex.

Continue reading