Video: Allison Silverman short film reenacts worst houseguests ever

This hysterical video features famed artisan pencil sharpener David Rees as Julian Assange. Also, while watching the video, don’t forget to play one of my favorite games – “Spot the ‘Colbert Report’ writers!”

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Six Degrees: Welcome to 2011 Edition

G’day Zoners!! and welcome to the first Six Degrees round-up of 2011. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas / New Year’s and are nice and rested for the year ahead. Today we have some interviews and guest appearances by Amy Sedaris, the taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy special, John Oliver on the cover of New York magazine and more!

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‘Colbert Report’ writers perform at UCB Theater TONIGHT!

If you’re really into seeing Emmy winners, and you happen to be in the New York area, and you’ve got the evening free, and you have $5, I would highly recommend making it out to the Upright Citizens Brigade theater tonight.

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Six Degrees: More video from the “Truthiness Behind the Lines” event with the Colbert Report writers

More video has been posted from the “Truthiness Behind the Lines” event, held November 7, 2009 at the Paley Center in NYC with the writing team from the ‘Colbert Report’. There are multiple clips that haven’t been available before that are now featured on Hulu.com, including this clip that features a mention of the influence that the fans (including the ones that blog at No Fact Zone) have on the show’s writing.

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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 […]

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‘Colbert Report’ writers perform improv with “Seize the Mustard”

Looking for something to do tonight (or a couple weeks from now)? The good folks at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre are featuring that motley crew of improv pros: the writers from The Colbert Report! Check it out: A Live, Improvised Set By Writers From The Colbert Report Come see the Telly Award-winning writers for […]

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Friedrich Schiller gets The Colbert Bump

Wondering about Monday night’s sign-off, when Stephen cradled a little plaster bust and said, “In the words of Friedrich Schiller, Good night!”?  Evidently it’s part of a decades-long tradition at Carleton College for students to ‘appropriate’ the bust of the German poet, and then display him at public events.  PegasusLibrarian has a brief but entertaining […]

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Six Degrees: Kiss Me I’m Irish Edition.

Ok, so I lied. I’m not actually Irish, I’m Australian but you can still kiss me and we drink just as much … if not more. I hope you’ve all recovered from good ol’ St. Patty’s Day and the festivities that ensured. Mine was a rather dismal day, I didn’t touch a drop of drink, […]

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Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell confirmed for Second City Anniversary

Here’s some awesome news for all you comedy fans in Chicago: the new list of confirmed attendees for the 50th Anniversary festivities now includes fan favorites Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell! From the Chicago Tribune: Second City confirms Colbert, Carell, Belushi, Wendt, Dratch, Garlin, Vardalos, many others Second City is later today releasing the line-up […]

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SIX DEGREES: Vids from the TDS/TCR Comedy Jam, featuring all kinds of show writers!

Thanks to YouTubers Sklarryeyes and shwahaha for posting videos of The Daily Show/Colbert Report Improv Jam. The first video is a roll call of some of the participants. And for you attention to detail types (looks at MsInterpreted), hopefully we can get the names of some of the participants in the second video – I […]

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