In this month’s catch up we have interviews with Amy Sedaris and Larry Wilmore, film news from Steve Carell, David Sedaris’ 2015 book tour schedule, a Christmas play from Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, and new literature from Dan McCoy, Elliott Kalan and Frank Lesser.
If you are one of those unlucky people who have somehow managed to snag an invite to an Emmy viewing party, but find yourself completely unprepared for the three plus hour onslaught of designer dresses, mangled acceptance speeches and a parade of shows you’ve never heard of, fear not, former Colbert Report writer Peter Gwinn is here to help.
The Fall TV season is looming on the horizon, which means at any given moment, you might find yourself at an Emmy Award Show viewing party. The bad news: This year, instead of its usual Sunday in September, the Emmy telecast is for some insane reason on a Monday in August, meaning you will be unable to sneak off to the kitchen and watch football. The good news: we’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know to look good at a party for the Oscars’ self-loathing cousin, even if you can’t tell Downton Abbey from Duck Dynasty.
Full Survival Guide: Men’s Health.
Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.
COMEDY / VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES
The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner; Comedy Central
Conan, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner; ABC
Key & Peele, Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Sean Conroy, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Alex Rubens, Rebecca Drysdale; Comedy Central
Portlandia, Writers: Fred R. Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC
Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Mike Larsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin; HBO
Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Shelly Gossman, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch By Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, Additional Material By Frank Sebastiano; NBC Universal
Full List of Nominees: WGA.org
The ceremony will be held on February 17, 2013.
Colbert News Hub have partnered with the folks at Allied Live to bring you a ‘see it early and save’ discount when you purchase tickets for performances of The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens’ at Centre Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Tickets for performances November 24th – 28th are just $20 & $35.
With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City is giving the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale a hearty twist.
Dickens’ famous Victorian streets spring to life as Scrooge, Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose and those know-it-all ghosts find themselves hopelessly mixed up with anachronistic characters, hilarious improv and an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests. A recipe chock full of Holiday hilarity!
Writers Peter Gwinn (formerly of The Colbert Report) and Bobby Mort (currently of The Colbert Report) join Director Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) and a cast which features Frank Caeti (MADtv), Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim), Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Amanda Blake Davis (Second City Does Dallas at the Dallas Theatre Center), Brian Stepanek (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) and Jean Villepique (Up All Night).
November 24th – Decemeber 30th, 2012
Since Stephen gave Peter such a fond farewell on ‘The Colbert Report’, I thought it would be nice to take a look back at some of Peter’s other comedy work outside of the show.
If you have been lucky enough to meet Peter or see him perform, please feel free to share your experience with us. Similarly if there are any other works of Peter’s out there that we have missed please post a link in the comments!!
Watch is your favourite Peter Gwinn memory?
EPISODE NUMBER: 8112 (June 14, 2012)
GUESTS: Steve Coll
STAFF CAMEO: Peter Gwinn | Matt Lapin
SEGMENTS: Marijuana Legalization as Election Hot-Button Issue | Super PAC Super Cash & 24-Hour Political Ad Channels | Cheating Death – Penis Curvature Cures & Single Women Sleep Aids | Sign Off – Bon Voyage, Peter Gwinn
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Navy/white stripped tie
VIDEOS: Thursday, June 14, 2012
EPISODE NUMBER: 8062 (February 27, 2012)
GUESTS: Peggielene Bartels
GUESTS: Peter Gwinn
SEGMENTS: Movies That Are Destroying America – Oscar Edition – “The Artist” | “A Separation” & “The Lorax” | Indecision 2012 – Mitt Romney’s & Rick Santorum’s Michigan Campaigns | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Dart suit | White shirt | Navy with white polka dot tie
VIDEOS: Monday, February 27, 2012