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!)

Jan 03

Eric Drysdale Featured on Writers’ Bloc Podcast with J.R. Havlan

Eric Drysdale

“Are people going to watch one guy talk for 22 minutes? As it turns out, if it’s Stephen Colbert, of course they are.”

Former Colbert Report writer Eric Drysdale shared this insight and other gems with former veteran Daily Show scribe J.R. Havlan for his podcast “Writers’ Bloc.” After teasing each other mercilessly for several minutes at the top, Eric discusses his early childhood fascination with comedy, inspired in part by listening to his Dad’s old 45s.

Eric is a familiar face to the Colbert Nation, having famously played Bobby the Stage Manager for several years. Previously, he was a writer on The Daily Show – you can check him out appearing in a few bits here and there early on. He is distinguished in having left the Daily Show to join Stephen on the then novel Colbert Report, and with the exception of a brief leave from April 2008 – October 2009, has been on the Colbert Report from start to finish. His departure was marked by Stephen eating Bobby the Stage Manager, even polishing off his ghost ribs for good measure.

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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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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!)