Six Degrees: Projects, gigs and appearances from ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ alums

Man, these bookmarks build up *fast* when I have a few busy days! Anyhow, here’s the next round of collected links and whatnot for the friends and colleagues of one Dr. Stephen T. Colbert: Lewis Black (Contributor, The Daily Show) Lewis is in the midst of a publicity swing for his new book, Me of […]

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Read ‘I Am America (And So Can You!)’, you pantywaists!

More fun from the Guardian, which is doing an admirable job of introducing the joys of I Am America, The Colbert Report and Stephen Colbert to the British audience: Facts are for pantywaists Liberals beware! Stephen Colbert’s brand of comic neo-con nonsense is on the rise. In an exclusive extract from his book I Am […]

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Andrei Cherny, on his ‘Colbert Report’ experience

I love it when guests to The Colbert Report blog about the backstage buildup and the interview experience! Recent guest and author of The Candy Bombers Andrei Cherny is the latest to share the delightful details. Since we’ve read about the gift bags and so forth before, I’m just going to paste a couple of […]

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‘The Colbert Report’ featured in another new book on the media

Looking for something new to read? Theodore Hamm has a new book (out today) discussing progressive politics and the rise of voices outside of the mainstream media. From the book’s “Editorial Review” on Amazon.com: The New Blue Media: How Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, Jon Stewart and Company Are Transforming Progressive Politics by Theodore Hamm (Author) The […]

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Another book on late night humor, satire and politics highlights Colbert

Salon reviews Russell L. Peterson’s Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy Into a Joke. Once again, Stephen’s speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner comes in for its meed of praise. From Salon (internal links omitted): Can Stephen Colbert save America? A new book argues that Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are good […]

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Gregory Rodriguez on his ‘Colbert Report’ experience

Heh. Sounds like Mr. Rodriguez was having some second thoughts on sitting across the table from “Stephen Colbert” last week. Happily enough, it sounds like he’s okay with the ultimate result. From the Los Angeles Times: Go to where the people are Maybe appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ to plug a book wasn’t really a […]

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Stephen Colbert in a book about the press, pundits and Iraq

Looks like I’ve got another entry on my “To read” list. I’m sure Stephen’s speech isn’t the focus of this book, but the media criticism topic does generally interest me a lot (even as it spurs my blood pressure ever higher). From Editor & Publisher (my emphasis added): Audio Report: ‘E&P’ Editor Unveils His New […]

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Ben Karlin and friends on ‘The Today Show’

It really can’t be said enough: Ben Karlin is a funny, funny man. And he has funny, funny friends. From MSNBC (I’ve pasted the shortest of excerpts here, but there’s a lot more at the link): So, you’ve been dumped; did you learn anything? Author says the important part of losing love is what you […]

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Six Degrees: Ben Karlin talks to Amazon.com

Amazon.com has interviewed Ben Karlin in anticipation of his eagerly awaited new book, Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me. I’m excerpting some of the bits I liked about the book, but the full interview includes details on what his days were like before he left The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, what […]

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Juice Analytics investigates the “Colbert Bump”

Cool. I’ve heard anecdotal evidence from former guests about the benefits of the Colbert Bump before this, but the folks at Juice Analytics have gone to the trouble of actually gathering a sample and working out some figures. From Juice Analytics (some internal links omitted): The Colbert Bump is Real, Colbert’s Nation Not What He […]

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