Two months left Nation, two! After months of getting only scarce evidence that Stephen was still alive, June came around and brought us a new website and lots and lots of things to look forward to every week. From videos, to podcasts, ‘press releases’, polls and tweets—we’ve been truly spoiled! This month’s edition of In The Press covers, among other things, anticipation for The Late Show, some more articles on the business side of late-night, and the upcoming Emmy nominations.
As Comedy Central bids a heartfelt #jonvoyage to the incomparable Jon Stewart, a celebration of his 16-year plus tutelage at the helm of “The Daily Show” is in order. It all begins when Comedy Central takes epic binge watching to the next level with “Your Month of Zen” featuring a continuous stream of more than 2,000 episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” starting tomorrow, June 26 at noon ET with Jon’s first show as host on January 11, 1999 and culminates on the night of his last show on Thursday, August 6 at 7:17 p.m. ET. “Your Month of Zen” will be available at thedailyshow.com/monthofzen and the Comedy Central App.
For audiophiles, Comedy Central Radio (channel 95) on SiriusXM will join the stream starting on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 a.m. ET through Monday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m. The 48-hour weekend event dubbed “Jon Voyage,” will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Source: Comedy Central Press.
Comedy Central Launches Emmy Campaign With Big Social Media Push
Comedy Central is going big for the launch of its Emmys for your consideration campaign.
In what the network believes is a first, it is simultaneously releasing a video of some of its finest moments from the past year (see below) across all of its multiplatorm channels — from ComedyCentral.com to YouTube to SnapChat Discover to Facebook. The network says it has 140 million fans across these platforms.
“We are celebrating our talent certainly with Emmy voters, but also with our fans as well,” says Walter Levitt, Comedy Central’s Chief Marketing Officer.
[…] “They are incredible, iconic moments,” Levitt says. “We screen lots of episodes of our content and try to find the moments that best represent the incredible talent we have at Comedy Central. The team did an amazing job of highlighting all of our franchises in a way that is both fun and celebratory.”
Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.
This month’s edition is unsurprisingly Letterman-heavy. David Letterman ended his 33-year late-night run on a ratings high note, as nearly 14 million people tuned into his last show. His retirement gave the media an opportunity to reflect on the late-night format and its place in American culture.
As for us Colbert fans, we are now entering the final stretch before The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s September premiere. The Ed Sullivan Theater has been cleared and is undergoing renovations; the staff has already started working on the show; Stephen made his first official appearance as Late Show host at the CBS upfront presentation; and the promotion for the show should be starting any time now (the sooner the better!).
In a brief statement released on its website, Comedy Central UK announced that it will no longer broadcast ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ as it “is currently moving away from talk shows and focusing on other genres of comedy.”
With April behind us, there are only four months left until Late Show with Stephen Colbert starts! (!!) Sadly, that also means there are only three months left of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For now though, the good news is that Jon has been giving new interviews, and those are always a treat!
In this edition of In The Press, we also catch up with The Nightly Show and The Late Late Show, the new kids on the block of late-night TV, who are still trying to find their footing, as well as their audience. Have you guys been watching either (or both) show(s) regularly?
Finally, late night writers talk about improv and submitting writing packets… and stir up some controversy!