Six Degrees: Ridiculist Edition.

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. 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.

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Six Degrees: Easter Break Edition.

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”.

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Pop Culture References in The Colbert Report Mar 21-24, 2011

Konnichi wa /Konbanwa Zoners! What a great week back after vacation. Stephen and the gang were in top form yet again. I don’t think I have ever been as hungry after watching a show as I was after this weeks episodes – candy bars, pistachio ice cream, shawarmas – I was practically chomping at the bit to run for a midnight treat, but I refrained…this time. I was moved by the attention to the needs of the Japanese with his donation reminders. With everything going on right now, it’s easy for us to lose focus. Oh and Jimmy Fallon – what can I say? He found a devoted fan in me with his generous gift. What were some of your favorite bits this week?

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Bonus performance: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

For those of you who don’t frequent the Colbert Nation site on a regular basis, they’ve posted a web exclusive bonus performance of Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Have I mentioned yet how much I really, really like Rare Bird Alert? It’s fantastic music. (Interesting side effect of repeated listenings: I keep hearing phantom banjo music in my head.) This video features the track “Northern Island.” Stephen’s introduction is hilarious!

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Episode 7037 (3/21/2011) – Steve Martin

EPISODE NUMBER: 7037 (March 21, 2011)
GUESTS: Simon de Pury, Steve Martin
SEGMENTS: Crisis in the Middle Everywhere – Japan & Libya, Raging Art-On – Simon de Pury
VIDEOS: Monday, March 21, 2011

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Fantasy Colbert League March 21st – 24th

Welcome back, everyone!

I hope Stephen is rested and ready to rock and roll after his week off. I’m certainly happy to have him back. Since I’m getting a special kick out of Jewish Stephen, I’m eager to see where he’ll go with this clever idea. Since Passover comes before Easter (well, it s the Last Supper, after all), Stephen will still be Jewish for the holiday. Does that mean he’ll stop eating bread with his bacon and eggs?

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Guest alert: Steve Martin returns to the Report

Stephen and Team Colbert might be on a well-deserved break this week, but we already have a treat to look forward to when the show returns. Steve Martin will be the guest on March 21st, the first show after the break, to promote his new CD, Rare Bird Alert.

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meTunes! – December 6-9, 2010

Welcome to this belated (due to finals) edition of meTunes for the week of December 6-9, 2010! We’re on the look-out for the King Tut’s tut, and there’s a fun little jingle following close behind…

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Four Horsemen of the Apopcalypse – Pop Culture References in The Colbert Report: December 6 – December 9, 2010

Welcome to No Fact Zone’s weekly roundup of cultural references on The Colbert Report. From Darcy to Danger Mouse, String Theory to Shakespeare, we’ve got the keys to this week’s obscure, oddball, and occasionally obscene cultural shout-outs (hey!) Hola Zoners! I hope your December is coming along nicely! I can’t believe 2010 is almost over! […]

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Fantasy Colbert League: December 6-9, 2010

What a great lineup this week, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, a Tony Award winner, and one of my favorite novel writing, bluegrass-playing comedians ever.

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