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.
In this month’s catch up we have life advice from Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and Larry Wilmore have new shows in the pipeline, John Oliver and fellow Daily Show writers tour the Middle East for the USO, as well as interviews with Opus Moreschi, John Oliver, Larry Wilmore and Amy Sedaris, and a first look at Steve Carell in ‘Foxcatcher’.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9105 (May 20, 2013)
GUESTS: David Sassoon | Trevor Potter
SEGMENTS: Mazda Scandal Booth – Benghazi | Mazda Scandal Booth – The IRS | Mazda Scandal Booth – The IRS – Trevor Potter | Sign Off – Mazda Scandal Booth
SUIT REPORT: Navy Suit | Pale Blue Shirt | Red/blue/black striped tie
VIDEOS: Monday, May 20, 2013
This evening, the Campaign Legal Center officially dedicated the Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room, with an assist from comedian Stephen Colbert, in order to meet the sole condition for accepting a generous check from the Ham Rove Memorial Fund. The popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report provided videotaped remarks (link below) for the occasion and personally donated a life-sized portrait of himself, which now hangs at the Legal Center.
The Ham Rove Memorial Fund was created by Mr. Colbert with money he raised though his Colbert Super PAC. Legal Center President Trevor Potter, through his private law practice, was a frequent guest on the show serving as Mr. Colbert’s attorney and explaining the intricacies of campaign finance and tax law. Mr. Potter helped to create the Colbert Super PAC, the related 501(c)(4) Colbert Super PAC SHH and ultimately the Ham Rove Memorial Fund where the hundreds of thousands of dollars from Colbert Super PAC had vanished in November 2012 without a trace, courtesy of loopholes in the IRS regulations.
“You have to admire a man who gives you his untraceable 501(c)(4) money, knowing you’ll use it in an attempt to shut down untraceable 501(c)(4) money,” Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert, remarked at the event beneath Colbert’s portrait. “We hope to use Mr. Colbert’s generous donation to bring about much needed reforms in the campaign finance arena.”
“Stephen Colbert did an amazing job of distilling the complexities of Super PACs and 501(c)(4)s into something that the general public could instantly grasp,” Legal Center President Trevor Potter said before unveiling Colbert’s portrait at the event. “That coverage did more to educate the American public on the fallout from the Citizens United decision, secret money in campaigns, and the problems with the FEC’s and IRS’s non-enforcement of the laws, than anything else in the last election cycle,” said Potter.
Source: Campaign Legal Center.
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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 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’.
Stephen Colbert’s Ham Rove Memorial Fund Makes Generous Contribution to Campaign Legal Center
Conference Room to be Named in Honor of the Late Ham Rove
Last night, Stephen Colbert announced on the Colbert Report that the Ham Rove Memorial Fund had made a grant of more than $135,000 to the Campaign Legal Center. A condition of the grant requires that the Legal Center name its conference room The Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room. The staff at the Legal Center is already referring to the room by its new name and look forward to dedicating the conference room and bringing the space into full compliance with the condition as soon as the plaque arrives.
“We vow to do our best to ensure that groups like Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Colbert Super PAC SHH will not be able to get away with their anonymous shell game shenanigans in future election cycles,” said Legal Center President Trevor Potter. “We are also delighted that the Ham Rove Memorial Fund made a similar contribution to our friends at the Center for Responsive Politics for the invaluable service they provide in tracking money in our political system.”
Source: Campaign Legal Center.
ColbertSuperPAC lawyer Trevor Potter will be doing a reddit AMA (‘Ask Me Anything’) at 1:30PM (EST) on Tuesday, 27 November 2012.
If you’ve ever had any burning questions about PAC’s, working with Stephen Colbert or appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’, this is your opportunity to ask.
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EPISODE NUMBER: 9023 (November 12, 2012)
GUESTS: Ken Burns
SPECIAL GUESTS: Jon Stewart | Trevor Potter | Ham Rove | Riley Dinello
SEGMENTS:David Petraeus’ “All In” Affair | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Karl Rove and Jon Stewart | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Secret Second 501c4 – Trevor Potter | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Santa’s Pipe | Sign Off – Goodbye Colbert Super PAC
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Blue tie with diamonds
VIDEOS: Monday, November 12, 2012
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