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.
Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”
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.
Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video
Former ‘Colbert Report’ writer and friend of the Hub Frank Lesser has teamed up with Tavet Gillson and George King to create the “ON?” App, which answers the question that has long plagued the tech savvy amongst us, “Is my phone on or off?”
As Frank writes in The New York Times:
ON? determines if your phone is on, reliably and safely, with over 99 percent accuracy. Just open the app on your phone, tap a single button, and get ready to join the revolutiON?!
As ON?’s lead creative director, Tavet Gillson, told me, “You shouldn’t have to turn something off and then back on again to know that it’s on. I want to know that my phone is on, reliably and safely, without all the fuss.” And as the app’s lead programmer, George King, told me, “It took me 459 seconds to program this. I want 10 percent.”
Unfortunately, just like the “Yo” App, NO? was initially rejected by Apple, but the team have submitted an appeal against the decision. For all the latest news and updates on their progress, be sure to follow their website http://ontheapp.tumblr.com/.
Congratulations to the writer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the Writers Guild of America Award for “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series” at The 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards. ‘The Colbert Report’ writers have previously won the award in 2012, 2011, and 2008.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10034 (December 10, 2013)
GUEST: Alex Blumberg
SEGMENTS: Intro – 12/10/13 | Walmart’s Job Acceptance Rate | The Word – Channel Serfing | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Early Christmas in Venezuela | Sign Off – Farewell to Frank Lesser
SUIT REPORT: Dark Suit | Light Blue Shirt | Yellow Tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tonight, The Report bid farewell to writer and monster enthusiast, Frank Lesser. Here at the Hub, we will always be fond of Frank, who was willing, and possibly crazy enough to do an interview with our site on his first novel, “Sad Monsters”. On behalf of the Hub, I’d like to wish Frank good luck at his new job!!