Apr 17

Writing for Late Night TV with Opus Moreschi

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Writing for Late Night TV, with Opus Moreschi
Opus Moreschi will tell you everything you need to know about late night comedy writing, including monologue, desk bits, remotes, and how to craft the finest writing sample. He is capable of teaching a tin can to be funny, and you will walk away from this workshop with seventeen Emmys. (This workshop description is non-legally binding)

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA
Tickets: $35

Apr 14

Not Suitable For Television: An Evening of Material Rejected from TV featuring Opus Moreschi

Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert Not Suitable For Television: An Evening of Material Rejected from TV
“An evening of material rejected from TV. Featuring jokes that didn’t make it past censors, sketches cut for time, pitches gone awry and just some really, really bad ideas. Curated by Aaron Glaser.”

Featuring: The Lucas Brothers, Seaton Smith, Jared Logan, Opus Moreschi, J.R. Havlan, Mike Recine, Nick Rutherford, and more!
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Location: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, New York
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $5.00 – $8.00

(Thank you to Sharilyn for the Tip!)

Apr 10

Six Degrees: March 2015 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 Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Kevin Bartini, Meredith Scardino and Aasif Mandvi, new projects from David Javerbaum and Samantha Bee, a ‘Goodfellas’ panel hosted by Jon Stewart, more honours for Neil deGrasse Tyson and a clip from the Second City archives featuring Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

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Mar 02

Six Degrees – February 2015 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 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!

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Feb 03

Six Degrees – January 2015 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 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.

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Jan 27

‘Rosewater’ Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Jon Stewarts Rosewater on DVD 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

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Jan 05

Six Degrees – December 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 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.

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Dec 29

Allison Silverman on “The Colbert Report’s” Early Days and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Allison Silverman and Stephen Colbert

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”.

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