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.

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Apr 01

Six Degrees – March 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 from Father James Martin, Jon Stewart, John Hodgman, Jordan Klepper, Samantha Bee and Travon Free, ‘The Tonight Show’ comes to Australian screens, Jason Jones is filming a new pilot, Amy Sedaris will star in a new comedy, Conan O’Brien will host the MTV Movies Awards, J. J. Sedelmaier has written a new article, and Bryan Dinello has released two new tracks.

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Mar 06

Six Degrees – February 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 music from Bryan Dinello, interviews with Jon Stewart, Elliott Kalan, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, humour pieces from Amy and David Sedaris, and John Oliver’s new HBO series gets a premiere date.

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Jan 29

‘The Colbert Report’ Promotes Emily Lazar to Co-Executive Producer

With ‘The Colbert Report’ since is premiere in 2005, Emily Lazar has been promoted from Supervising Producer to Co-Executive Producer, reports ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

“For over 1,300 shows Emily Lazar has introduced me to people and ideas I never knew I cared so much about. She really makes me seem interesting,” noted executive producer and host Stephen Colbert, whose show usurped the Emmy crown from long-time winner Daily Show at this past year’s awards show. Lazar has been responsible for securing a vast spectrum of guests, from First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton to Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon and Kevin Spacey.

Over at ‘The Daily Show’, Deadline.com reports that veterans Steve Bodow, Adam Lowitt and Jen Flanz have been promoted to Executive Producers. While Tim Greenberg and Hillary Kun have been promoted to Co-Executive Producers, Justin Melkmann to Supervising Producer and Elliott Kalan to Head Writer.

Oct 31

Six Degrees – October 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 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.

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Sep 07

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 life advice from Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and Larry Wilmore have new shows in the pipeline, John Oliver and fellow Daily Show writers tour the Middle East for the USO, as well as interviews with Opus Moreschi, John Oliver, Larry Wilmore and Amy Sedaris, and a first look at Steve Carell in ‘Foxcatcher’.

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May 05

Six Degrees – April 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 humour piece from Frank Lesser, discusses on comedy writing with Meredith Scardino, J.R. Havlan, Josh Lieb and Lewis Black, a new book from David Sedaris, and Steve Carell talks about his Daily Show screaming rivalry with Stephen Colbert.

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Nov 28

Writers’ Bloc Podcast with J.R. Havlan.

Writers' Bloc Podcast with J.R. Havlan

Stand-up comedian and 16-year veteran writer for The Daily Show, J.R. Havlan hosts Writers’ Bloc Podcast which “picks the complicated and jittery brains of the writers” who have helped to create some of today’s most popular and successful comedies, including The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, The Office, 30 Rock, and more.

The first three episodes featuring, Elliott Kalan, Lizz Winstead and Rachel Axler are now available for download on [iTunes]. New episodes will be available for download every second Monday.

Website: Writers’ Bloc Podcast
Twitter: @WritersBlocPod and @JRHavlan