G’day Zoners! I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break. I’ve spent my much needed week of Uni eating far too much chocoloate, and compilling the latest round-up of Six Degrees news. This week Jon Stewart will again be performing in the Story Pirates benefit, Mark Malkoff races a NYC bus, Aasif Mandvi pen a book of semi autobiographical essys, Ed Helms is set to guest host “SNL”, Samantha Bee will co-host the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards, “Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person” debuts on Comedy Central, and Conan O’Brien is a guest on “WTF with Marc Maron”.
The Colbert Report
Glenn Eichler (Writer)
- Glen’s new book, with illustrations by artist Joe Infurnari “Mush! Sled Dogs with Issues” is set to be released on December 6th.
Mark Malkoff (Former Audience Co-Ordinator)
- Mark will be talking to actress Julie Dawn Cole who played Veruca Salt in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) about her new book, “I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on May 2nd at Anthology Film Archives.
- In Mark’s latest challenge “Big Wheel vs. Bus” he must race a NYC bus one mile on 42nd Street while on a Big Wheel.
- Mark’s next challenge for My Damn Channel involves eating 330 eggs in 1 month – 11 hard boiled eggs per day (egg white only).
Tim Meadows (P.K Winsome)
- Tim will be a guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Wednesday, 11th May.
The Daily Show
Jon Stewart (Host)
- Jon has made The Hollywood Reporters “New York City Power List” at #5. (h/t Anais)
- Jon talks to The Columbus Dispatch about why he stills enjoys doing stand-up, despite the huge success of “The Daily Show”.
Jon Stewart (Host), John Oliver (Correspondent & Writer), Kristen Schaal (Contributor), and Josh Gad (Contributor)
- Jon, John, Kristen and Josh will be performing in a lucky child’s play at “Story Pirates Third Annual After School Special” to be held at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, on May 20th at 6:30PM.
Aasif Mandvi (Correspondent)
- Aasif has secured a book deal with Chronicle to to write an untitled book of semi-autobiographical essays. “Topics include a young Indian boy’s dream of becoming The Fonz, and what it’s like for a Muslim child to move from Mumbai with his family to US in search of the American dream.”
Beth Littleford (Former Correspondent)
- Beth talks to the New York Post about her time as a correspondant on “The Daily Show” and about her current work on “The Hard Times of R.J. Berger”.
Demetri Martin (Former Contributor)
- Demetri will be a guest on “Conan” on Tuesday, 10th May.
- Demtri will be performing at the Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI on Saturday, 18th June at 8:00PM.
Ed Helms (Former Correspondent)
- Ed will host “Saturday Night Live” on May 14th.
Elliott Kalan (Writer) and Kristen Schaal (Contributor)
- As part 92Y Tribeca’s Closely Watched Films series, Elliott and special guest Kristen Schaal will be discussing Elmor Rice’s “Counsellor at Law” (1933), on May 4th at 7:30PM.
John Oliver (Correspondent & Writer)
- John talks to the Av Club about the second season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, and his work on “Community” and “The Daily Show” – in which he dicusses how he used to watch Stephen’s unedited interview tapes, to prepare for his own interviews.
- John will be performing at the “Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit” to be held on 10th May at Carolines on Broadway, NY.
Josh Gad (Contributor)
Kristen Schaal (Contributor)
- Kristen stars in a web series promoting Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play (The Playstation Phone).
Olivia Munn (Correspondent)
- Olivia will be a guest on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Friday, 6th May.
Samantha Bee (Correspondent)
- Sam will co-host 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards with Zazh Braff. The ceremony will be held on 1st May at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Steve Carell (Former Correspondent)
- Steve will be a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on 2nd May.
Wyatt Cenac (Correspondent & Writer)
- Wyatt’s first ever comedy special “Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person” debutes on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00PM.
Friends of the Show
Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy)
- Amy talks about her character Sue Lemon, and what it was like working with Neil Patrick Harris in the new indie comedy “The Best and the Brightest” in this on set interview.
Conan O’Brien (Conan)
- Conan was recently a guest on “WTF with Marc Maron” in which he reveals how he was severely beaten by a gang in High School.
Martha Plimpton (Company)
- Martha will be a guest on “Live with Regis and Kelly” on 27th May.
Steve Martin (Friend of the Show)
- Steve will be a guest on “Conan” on 3rd May.
Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers (Friend of the Show)
- Steve will be a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on 3rd May.