In this month’s catch up we have interviews from Jessica Williams and Travon Free, a new humour piece from Frank Lesser, casting and pilot news from Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal and Conan O’Brien, and Amy Sedaris guest stars in ‘Alpha House’, and has also released a new series of rabbit care videos.
‘The Colbert Report’ writers Opus Moreschi, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Michael Brumm, Meredith Scardino, and Aaron Cohen are featured on Episode #115 of the ‘Nerdist Writer’s Panel’ in which they ‘discuss how the show is put together, writing jokes, and just how good Stephen Colbert really is.’
Stick around for the full podcastinterview, No Fact Zone and Colbert News Hub get a nice shout out from the writers around the 45 minute mark.
We just finished shooting our season, episode 11 the beginning of last week. In our last episode, Stephen Colbert’s wife Evie has a small part; Stephen makes his own cameo in episode 2. We’ve been shooting our show in Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens and we re-created not just the townhouse the senators lives in, but the Russell office and the Senate floor on the sound stage.
Full Interview: Baristanet.
Following a successful stint as a Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this past summer, John Oliver is getting a topical series of his own.
But rather than secure a home on Comedy Central, the comedic Brit is doing so at HBO. The premium cable network announced Thursday that it had inked a deal with Oliver for a show that will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. The weekly show will debut in 2014 and will air on Sunday nights.
“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo, making reference to the net’s long-running Friday night entry, Real Time with Bill Maher. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”
Added Oliver: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
In this month’s catch up we have interviews from ‘The Daily Shows’ Dan McCoy, Matt Koff, Samantha Bee, Elliott Kalan’s mother Abby and ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Robert Smigel. Daniel Radosh and Tim Carvell play ‘Person, Place or Thing’, Steve Carell’s has sold a new show to Fox, Trevor Potter writes on the lack of knowledge regarding money in politics, and Jon Stewart has some not – so helpful advice for the latest edition to the late night family, Pete Holmes.
Souvenir Press are holding a ‘Save Our Monsters’ themed Halloween competition to win one of three exclusive goody bags containing a copy of ‘Sad Monsters’ by Frank Lesser, ‘Where the Ghosts Walk’ by Peter Underwood, and a selection of other treats.
For all the competition details, head to the Souvenir Press website for all the competition details.
The competition is open to the UK only, ends 31st October at 5pm.
Not sure that ‘Sad Monsters’ is the book for you? Why not check out our exclusive interview with author and Colbert Report writer, Frank Lesser.
In November, Montclairites and other fans can see Jimmy Fallon in conversation with Stephen Colbert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The event, on Sunday, November 24, is a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 18, at 10 a.m., at 1-888-GO-NJPAC, at njpac.org, and at the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. Premium VIP seating at $250 per ticket can be purchased directly through the MFF site, montclairfilmfest.org.
All proceeds will benefit the third annual Montclair Film Festival, which will occur April 28 through May 4, 2014.
Members of the Montclair Film Festival can buy tickets NOW!!.
In this month’s catch up we have interviews from Opus Moreschi, Rob Dubbin, and Jessica Williams. Wyatt Cenac details what it’s like applying for a position at ‘The Daily Show’, Amy Sedaris teaches Jimmy Fallon how to make edible kitty litter, and the likelihood of a ‘Strangers with Candy’ reunion. The trailer for Steve Carell’s upcoming film ‘Foxcatcher’ is already generating Oscar buzz, and Tracey Stewart gives a run down of just how to dress like Jon Stewart.