Six Degrees: Daily Show Edition

thumb_6degrees Although we haven’t seen them on The Daily Show for a while, there are some good opportunities here to catch up with all our favorite hosts and correspondents. And while we’re at it, we’ve got some things to anticipate in the future!

Jon Stewart (Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

  • You probably all know by now that Jon had the privilege of introducing Bruce Springsteen at the most recent Kennedy Center Honors event, but this footage of the event is probably new to the Zoners here. From Crooks and Liars:

Read more about Rob Riggle, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi and John Oliver after the fold.

Rob Riggle (Former Correspondent, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

  • First off, since I’m sure we’re still steeped in holiday spirit, here is an amusing little article with Rob offering his tips on handling the family gatherings common to this time of year. I won’t ask whether you’d prefer to follow Rob’s advice or that of the “expert.” (h/t: wren)
  • Rob also joined John Oliver (more from John below) for a brief Q&A with The Daily Night, and you can read their amusing responses here. The two men will be part of the South Beach Comedy Festival on January 23rd; get more details on the event here.

Samantha Bee and Jason Jones (Correspondents, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

  • Here are two different pieces of news featuring both Sam and Jason. The first is that they are among the couples who will be featured on the CBC special Love Letters, January 31 at 8:00 pm. I suppose our Canadian Zoners will have the best shot at seeing that. They’ll be joining many other couples on the show, and you can find a list of them here.
  • The second item is that a film starring them both, Coopers’ Camera has been released in various theaters throughout Canada. The official site has a trailer and more information about the story, as well as where it’s playing. Here is a short interview (with a cute picture) about Sam and Jason’s actual Christmas experiences.

Aasif Mandvi (Correspondent, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

  • Aasif will be playing a psychiatrist in an upcoming film, It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film is based on 2006 novel by the same name and, while it’s not scheduled to be released for another year, you can check out info on the rest of the cast and the gist of the story here.

John Oliver (Correspondent, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)

  • Remember the stand-up shows John hosted a while ago? Now we finally get to check them out on TV! The first episode of John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show will be on January 8 at 11:00 pm. While I’m quite sure I like what John says, I’m also excited to see these other great comedians with whom I’m less familiar.
  • To get you all properly psyched for John’s series debut, he will also be a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s show on January 7th. Set your TiVos! (h/t: Katt)
  • John also added some big laughs to the Q&A/Question Time segment of Vanity Fair a few days ago. Read his hilarious insights into the past decade and predictions about the future here. (h/t: Katt — again!)
  • Also, although John’s interview at this Economist event was already blogged once, here is a comprehensive recording of the panel interviews. Both are pretty substantive, and John obviously knows what he’s asking about. I think the clip goes for around a half hour (the embed is wonky, but clicking on the image below will take you to the post to view it), so you might want to set aside some time to enjoy it fully. This also has a nice caricature based on the interview. (h/t: MsInterpreted)


  1. Thanks for some very enjoyable links, Tiger, especially Jon’s tribute to Bruuuuuce (… but I am from New Jersey!”)!

  2. Yeah, I LOVED Jon’s tribute to Springsteen. I can’t imagine living in NJ without Bruce’s music as part of the soundtrack.

  3. lockhart43 says:

    I watched the whole Kennedy Center Honors just to see Jon’s tribute to Bruce (naturally, it was last tribute), but the whole show was great, especially the tribute to Mel Brooks – seeing Jack Black sing “We’re Men” from Robin Hood: Men In Tights was a treat, and I loved seeing Matthew Broderick, aka Roger Beekman, finish off the song tribute. But Jon’s tribute to Springsteen was hilarious and heartwarming :).
    I am so excited for John Oliver’s new stand-up show! And thanks for the tip about him on Jimmy Fallon this week! I’ll tune into that, for sure.

  4. Oh noes! The link to the Sam and Jason interview (and picture!) is broken and is claiming to have never heard of either of them (via their site search engine). Little help, anyone?

    • No need to fear, google cache still has a copy of that page laying around :)

      If you click the link on my name it should take you to that page. I choose to link it that way cause the link is horrendously long to just copy and past. Hope it works for ya!

  5. Aww Jon! I love him, I just love him!

  6. PriyaNoblet says:

    Oh gosh! Jon’s intro was just great! The little interaction between him and Bruce at the end totally made me smile.

    I’m totally stealing the Bob Dylan and James Brown thing, too funny.

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