“Six Degrees: 3D Freak Out Edition” now brought to you in amazing 2D!!
If like me you’re still be feeling the after effects of Stephen’s latest “3D” obsession, you’ll be happy to know that this post contains no amazing 3D effects whatsoever, but feel free to imagine me in a pair of sexy Roy Orbison 3D glasses. This post does however, include the latest round-up of clips, articles and interviews from the world of Six Degrees!!
Friends of the Show
- Grand Central Publishing has released the table of contents for Amy’s upcoming book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People as part of their 2010 fall/winter catalog. Check it out: [Here]
- Conan has signed a 5 year contract, which includes ownership of his new show with TBS and not FOX. Conan’s new show will air at 11pm (EST) Mondays – Thursday’s and will be shot in Los Angeles. Conan’s new show will shift Lopez Tonight to the later 12pm timeslot and will be in direct competition with The Tonight Show from 11.30 -12.00pm each night.
Get all the details from: Detroit News Online.
- Check out the new Team CoCo website, TeamCoCo.com complete with tour blog, Twitter updates and shop.
- For those of you unable to attend Conan’s “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” here’s a little taste from the Oregon show:
- Congratulations to David for winning the INNY Award for “Best Improv Coach”.
- David will be teaching an “Improv Master Class” at The Basement Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on April 25 at 3.00pm.
- David will be improvising alongside JStar in “Starsky & Razow” at The Basement Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on April 25 at 7.00pm.
Father James Martin
- Father Martin talks to Think Big on what it’s like to be a regular guest on The Colbert Report:
Steve Carell and Tina Fey
The Colbert Report Staffers [and beloved ex-Staffers]
- “These Short-Shorts Are Empowering!” Allison provides the readers of Slate Magazine with a slide show of embarrassing tampon ad clichés. (h/t Ms.I)
And now it’s time to check in with our good friends at The Daily Show
The Daily Show
- Congratulations to the folks over at The Daily Show. Their “Ask a Correspondant” series has been named as one of this years Honorees at the 14th Annual Webby Awards in the “Comedy: Long Form or Series” category. (h/t Renee)
- “5 Ways to Save CNN” by Dylan Stableford of The Wrap offers CNN some advice on how to stop their ratings free fall, including “firing Jon Klein, hiring Jon Stewart and bringing back Crossfire”. The article also has a nice little summary of Jon’s feelings for CNN. (h/t Jennie)
- “Mandvi Dishes on ‘Daily Show’ Gig” is a great interview with Alec Brodsky from The Dartmouth, in which Aasif describes Stephen as a “giant bobble head” and a “terrific hugger with a hint of oregano.”
- Sandip Roy from India Current Magazine has a nice interview with Aasif on his new movie “Today’s Special” which opened last month’s 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
- Aasif provides the voice of “Commandor Zhao” in the “The Last Airbender” video game for Ninetento DSi and Wii. You can check out the game trailer over at [here]. The game is due to be released on June 29 with the movie following on July 2, 2010.
- The Daily Show writer Brendan Hay has signed on to be one of the writer’s of the newly announced and as of yet untitled animated “Star Wars” TV Comedy Series. The new project to be released by Lucasfilm will be produced by Jennifer Hill (The Backyardians) and directed by Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard) with writering staff including the aforementioned Brendan Hay (The Daily Show) and the creators of Robot Chicken Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. A release date or associated network have yet to be announced.
- Jason stars in Funny or Die’s “Shotgun Harley with Jason Jones:”
“The most terrible, titillating show canceled in the 80s has been found. David ‘Shotgun’ Harley and his talking van keep the streets and the hottest babes safe at night in this shockingly violent and sexist show.”
- Don Reissinger from Cnet News asks “Are the I’m a Mac/I’m a PC ads Coming to an End?” (h/t DB)
- John helps Keith Olberman post his first Tweet:
- “Made in Manhattan: John Oliver on Taking Satire Stateside”
The Independent’s David Usborne meets with John to find out just “how did a young man from Birmingham, with little knowledge of the US, become its rising star?”
Rob Riggle and Samantha Bee
- Rob and Sam star along side Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields and Ken Jeong in “Furry Vengeance”.
You can check out the trailer and tv spots on the “Furry Vengeance” Official Website.
“In the Oregon wilderness, a real estate developer’s new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protesters, local woodland creatures who don’t want their homes disturbed.”
Release Date: 30 April, 2010.
Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Amy Sedaris
- You’re a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice features a compendium of advice from your favourite funny people on life’s little problems:
“In these pages Fred Armisen offers help telling your dad you’re a lesbian—give him the phone number and he’ll do it for you. Mindy Kaling provides guidance on ending things with your mistress—dude, you totally have to kill her. Rainn Wilson offers insight on contacting that girl you dreamed about last night—he has created all-purpose web portal for such interactions. Amy Sedaris identifies the best way to a man’s heart—bone saw through the chest cavity.”