Six Degrees: Hot Zone Edition.

G’day Zoners, I hope you’ve all made it through the heatwave. Over in my necks of the woods in the great land down under we’ve just come out of some form of mini mid-winter ice age. The mercury decide that it wanted stay between -5C – 10C for an entire week. Now I know that 10C is really classified as cold for the majority of our Northern Zoners but 105F is really classified as hot in Australia, but you’re more than welcome to send the sun back down our way and thaw us all out. For those of you unlucky enough to still be stuck in unfavourable weather conditions, we’ve got a great batch of Six Degrees news to get your through until Mother Nature settles down and Stephen’s bright smile returns to our TV screens. Enjoy!!

And now it’s time to check in with our good friends over at The Daily Show

The Daily Show

  • Congratulations to the team from The Daily Show who have received 5 Emmy Award nominations.

    Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
    Chuck O’Neil Episode #15054 (Bernie Goldberg Fires Back)

    Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series.
    Episode #15032 (Chatroulette)

    Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music of Comedy Series.
    Episode #15040 (Glen Beck has Nazi Tourette’s)

“The Daily Show and Friends”

The Daily Show Staff

Aasif Mandvi

  • Aasif talks to GQ about balancing his role as a correspondant on The Daily Show with his role as the villan “Commander Zhao” in “The Last Airbender” (h/t wren).

    Jon Stewart needs to get himself an action figure.
    I’m going to taunt him with mine. Every time he calls me in for a meeting, I’m going to have somebody come in with my action figure and just put it on his desk: “Aasif and his emissary are here.” My action figure is the same height as Jon Stewart actually, so they can talk face-to-face.

Demetri Martin

Ed Helms

John Hodgman

  • John recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio presents Wits™An Examination of Diversions, Distractions, and Hey Look at That Thing Over There with John Hodgman and hosted by John Moe.

Mo Rocca

  • Mo’s latest CBS Sunday Morning looks into the world of “Man Spanx and the Mirdle” (man girdle).

Olivia Munn

Paul Mecurio

  • Paul will be performing at San Francisco’s Punchline Comedy Club from Wednesday, July 14 to Saturday, July 17 at 8:00 and 10:00PM.

    Tickets: $15

Steve Carell

  • Congratulations to Steve and The Office who have received 4 Emmy Award nominations.

    Oustanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
    Steve Carell

    Outstanding Comedy Series.
    The Office

    Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation .
    Ben Patrick, John W. Cook and Peter J. Nusbaum

    Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
    Greg Daniels and Mindy Karling
  • A nice message from Ricky Gervais on Steve’s depature from The Office:


    Well it’s official. Steve Carell will leave The Office after this next season. It was of course inevitable (and sad), but I wish him all the luck in the world. He is quite possibly the nicest, hardest working man in America and it has been a joy working with him over the last six years. (And taking the piss out of him at every award show.)

    It was expected of me, as executive producer, to persuade him to stay on. With syndication in full swing the more successful the show remains, the more billions we all make. It was tempting, but the truth is, I believe he is doing the right thing. He’s fulfilled his contract and more, and is a huge film star now. (I knocked it on the head after 12 episodes and a Christmas special.) I’d be lying if I said he should do more. He shouldn’t. He should move on, continue to do great work, and buy a new house every time The Office is repeated somewhere. (That’s what I do. Maybe I’ll buy one next door to him one day. That’ll fucking teach him.)

    Good Luck Steve.

Rob Riggle

Rory Albanese

  • Rory answers questions sent in by the readers TVSquad, including; how they piece together those perfect montages and what an average day at The Daily Show is like.

Wyatt Cenac

The Colbert Report Staffers [and beloved ex-Staffers]

Mark Malkoff, Opus Moreschi and Peter Gwinn

Tim Meadows

Friends of the Show

Conan O’Brien

  • Congratulations to Conan and the team from the The Tonight Show who have received 4 Emmy Award nominations.

    Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music of Comedy Series.
    Episode #146 (The Final Show)

    Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming.
    Episode #1.1

    Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
    Allan Kartun #146 (The Final Show)

    Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
    The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

David Sedaris

  • David will be appearing at Massey Hall n Toronto, Canada on Saturday, October 2 at 8:00PM.

    Tickets: $143.

Jeff Goldblum


  1. I’ll miss Carell on The Office, but I agree—it is time for Steve to move on. He has done almost everything he could with that character. While Mindy has said she would like for Rainn to be the boss, I think Ed should have it. His character still has a lot more to develop and it could add more twists with the him and Erin relationship.

    As for the Emmy’s go, this year it is going to be difficult. I see Conan taking an emmy for his last show—most likely for writing, as his heartfelt lil soliloquy was great. I still think that variety (direction) will go to TCR, as they practically pulled off the impossible in Iraq. Either way, this year will be super interesting.

  2. mrtigger001 says:

    Also don’t forget this little gem from Steve Carell

  3. mrtigger001 says:

    Doh! Didn’t put the link. We can’t edit anymore?? =(

  4. Great round-up of Six Degrees new as always Katt. You do such a fantastic job!!

    I’m so happy for Conan and his staff they really derserve those Emmy nominations.

    I love the message from Ricky Gervais, his interactions with Steve are just so hilarious. Here’s hoping we get another one at this year’s Emmy’s.

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