Six Degrees: Ridiculist Edition.

Six Degrees thumb G’day Zoners! I hope you are all enjoying your nice warm spring weather. Winter appears to have come early down in Aus, we are all freezing to death and it’ still only Autumn. Anderson Cooper, Mother Nature needs to be on your Ridiculist list!! But enough about the weather and onto this weeks Six Degrees round-up. This week Ed Helms hosts SNL, Demetri Martin has a new book out, Josh Gad receives a Tony nomination, Kevin Bleyer has been revealed as the writer who helped President Obama pen is WHCD speech, and New York Magazine goes inside Amy Sedaris’ New York City apartment.

The Colbert Report

Mark Malkoff (Former Audience Co-Ordinator)

  • Mark will be appearing as part of UCDB – Live! at SketchFest NYC on Thursday, 6th June at 10:00PM.
  • Mark recently appeared as himself in an episode of the webseries “Casters”.

Tim Meadows (P.K Winsome)

The Daily Show

Jon Stewart (Host)

Brian Unger

Demetri Martin (Contributor)Despicable Me 3 film download

Ed Helms (Former Correspondent)

John Oliver (Correspondent & Writer

Josh Gad (Contributor)

  • Congratulations Josh and “The Book of Mormon” who have been nominated for 14 Tony Awards – including a “Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical” nomination for Josh.

Kevin Bleyer (Writer)

Kristen Schaal (Contributor)

Friends of the Show

Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy)

Conan O’Brien (Conan)

  • It has been announced that Conan will deliver the commencement address at Dartmouth College on June 12th, 2011.

Jeff Goldblum (Friend of the Show)

Jimmy Fallon (BBFSM)

Steve Martin (Friend of the Show)


  1. colbaby says:

    “I continue to call it the baby’s room because it confuses people and it’s creepy.” – Amy Sedaris

    I would like to be her friend.

    • Karenatasha says:

      That’s the quote I had ready to paste, Colbaby! Isn’t it WONDERFUL?

    • lockhart43 says:

      “I would like to be her friend.”

      That’s the second time in a week that you’ve read my mind. This is getting weird. Or awesome.

    • Omigosh, I read Amy’s interview in the dentist’s office – that was the best line!

  2. Hey, you have a typo in the Business Insider link to the Bleyer story. :-)

  3. I would just love to spend an afternoon shopping with Amy Sedaris. Or just watching her while she shops. Just to see what she buys.
    Also, it just occurred to me after seeing her apartment, that Pee Wee Herman must have survived his dark period by going into interior decorating.
    Never mind. I bet that she really opened Stephen up to his darker, comic side when they met years ago…
    Thank you, Amy! You are great. And we need to see more funny women!

  4. Don’t know if you all saw this today, but apparently Garrison Keillor is retiring from his radio show and has stated that of all the people he would pick to replace him, it would be Stephen Colbert (!). Um, Garrison, that’s very flattering. But he’s rather busy. And he has this, um, show, that we’d really rather he didn’t leave. Although he finds time for everything else, so who knows? Here’s the link to the NY Times article:

  5. lockhart43 says:

    I would have quoted something from the Amy Sedaris article, but I loved all of it too much to pick one sentence. She is just fantastic.

    I liked the article on Jon Stewart’s best takedowns, too – the crew over at TDS have been pitch perfect lately. The White House/Common segment last week was particularly amazing. Jon Stewart rapping is never not hilarious. And I can’t wait to read Demetri Martin’s book! I just sold one of my textbooks back to Amazon, and now I know what to buy with my online gift card. :)

  6. Galadriel says:

    These links are great! I love this feature so much — it introduces me to people, ideas, and events I would never, ever know about, and I am going to miss it terribly (wah, wah wah… Debbie Downer).

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