MGM has acquired screen rights to ‘Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me’, the best-selling humor anthology edited by Ben Karlin. Script will be written by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel, who scripted the upcoming ‘Get A Job’. Karlin is the Emmy-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. In the book, he drew on his own experiences and those of many other men to share that shame walk that has happened to every guy: getting dumped and trying to get over the humiliation.
The film will be produced by Karlin and Kevin Misher, who will cull the Dumped book for the ingredients to a male-oriented comedy.
Stephen and Congresswoman Donna Edwards go arm-to-arm in a football throwing challenge for charity, in this ‘Better Know a District’ web exclusive.
Stephen sat down for an interview following his valediction address at UVA with a reporter who happened to work previously on the Report. The resulting exchange is pretty awesome. Enjoy:
When I was a high-school student in Dallas, my math teacher Mrs. Bauer went to a conference and saw a demonstration of one of the first personal computers. She thought, These are going to be big. She enrolled in a night class in computer science so she could teach us how to use computers, even though she had to pay the tuition herself. Her dedication to bringing innovation into our classroom changed my life and launched a career I could never have imagined. How many of us had a teacher like Mrs. Bauer? Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to support the amazing educators who work so hard to expose their students to the world around them?
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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.
‘The Hollywood Reporter’ talks to Comedy Central’s programming chief Kent Alterman about letting Jon Stewart take leave to direct a feature film, future opportunities for John Oliver, and how concerning it is to hear Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s name suggested as future successors of David Letterman.
Stephen Colbert’s and Stewart’s names have come up in many recent late-night stories, most often as potential David Letterman replacements. How concerning is that for you?
They have not approached us about wanting to do that. The great thing for us right now is that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are beating every one of those other late-night shows in our demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, and I haven’t heard anything that indicates that they’re about to jump ship.