Feb 05

Six Degrees – January 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 vintage Steve Carell, wedding advice from Meredith Scardino, interviews with, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, John Oliver details his new HBO show, Tim Carvell has a new book on the way, Jessica Williams and Wyatt Cenac discover their roots, and Matt Lappin has written a new song.

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Dec 16

Opus Moreschi on ‘Writers’ Bloc Podcast’

Opus Moreschi is a classic Hollywood triple threat: a writer, performer and mammal. He also happens to be the head writer of ‘The Colbert Report’ and a close personal friend of mine … as far as he knows. I’ve been promising a Colbert writer for a long time now and I’m happy to “report” that it is now a reality. Opus (@heyitsopus) and I cover just about everything you’d ever want to know about writing for Stephen and writing for Jon and how they differ and how they’re the same and what they have for breakfast… and we do it all in under an hour!

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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Oct 04

Six Degrees – September 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 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.

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Apr 14

Meredith Scardino at ‘Woodstock Writers Festival’

Woodstock Writers Festival 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Woodstock

Some of the most innovative and hysterical comedy takes place after 11pm, right on your television! 4 of the best writers for late night come to Woodstock to share the mirth. Panelists include the legendary Bill Scheft (David Letterman), Jess Dweck (Jimmy Fallon), and Meredith Scardino (The Colbert Report). Moderated by J.R. Havlan, (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). They may or may not bring along their dozens of Emmy’s.

Date: Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 – 2:00PM
Venue: Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Tickets: $15.

(Thank you to Elanor Gamgee for the Tip!)

Mar 16

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 new books from Father James Martin and Maurice Sendak, interviews with Frank Lesser, Rory Albanese, Sam Bee and Steve Carell, Amy Sedaris casting news and John Oliver talks about wearing Stephen Colbert hand-me-downs and hosting ‘The Daily Show’.

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Feb 18

Six Degrees Catch Up Edition

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 the latest six degrees news, Comedy Central has announced the launch of the new CC Studios, ‘a new, in-house creative initiative that will develop content, concepts and talent for digital platforms’, Frank Lesser has a new humour piece in ‘Thought Catalog’, download new podcasts featuring Opus Moreschi, Brendan Hay, Jo Miller and Ed Helms, Steve Carell eats hot peppers with Craig Ferguson, Amy Sedaris talks to David Letterman about being a Godmother, and David Sedaris has a new book out later this year.

All that and more in ‘Six Degrees Catch Up’!!

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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