“John Oliver is funny. John Oliver is smart. John Oliver is telegenic. John Oliver has a mischievous twinkle made twinklier by his Liverpudlian lilt and dimples that you could eat clotted cream out of. John Oliver has an inquisitive and agile intellect yet is still humble and disarming. John Oliver smells like kittens eating ice cream. I wish I had known all this before letting John Oliver host The Daily Show all summer. Fuck that guy.” – Jon “Jonny Stewbeef” Stewart

GQ named John Oliver as one of its Men of the Year, so that got his boss to do a writeup on him. One day, I want a boss who’ll write, “Fuck that guy” in a thing about me. Jokingly, of course. Although I’m kind of expecting someone to say it un-jokingly.

(The link, in case you wanna see John Oliver in a suit.)

I am invincible, and so can you.

As a person who performs stand-up comedy*, I’m always self-conscious about my stage presence. I figure that I just need to get up on stage as often as possible. But apparently, you can just train stage fright and embarrassment out of you. You know– provided you’re an unbelievably talent performer first. Fuckin’ Colbert… being amazing…

*I’m not calling myself a stand-up comedian without feeling like the biggest asshole.

An evening with Colbert & the Report.

To officially release America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Report writers held a quick Q&A and a longsigning at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square.

From L-R: Jay Katsir, Tom Purcell, Opus Moreschi, Barry Julien, Eric Drysdale, Meredith Scardino, Rob Dubbin, Frank Lesser, Stephen Colbert. (Not pictured: Glenn Eichler, Rich Daum)

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