Chris McShane has been promoted to co-head of production and development for Jon Stewart’s Busboy Prods. He will share the role with current head Rich Korson as the two will oversee development and production of Busboy projects. McShane is currently the executive in charge of production for Busboy on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. At Busboy, he has helped to develop and produce
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear drew tens of thousands to the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday and hundreds of thousands to the event’s live broadcasts on TV and online. Among the highlights: Colbert’s big entrance from his “fear bunker” via a capsule like the one used in the Chilean miners’ rescue, Stewart’s closing Moment of Sincerity, which produced the most sound bites from the event such as “We live now in hard times, not end times” and “If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.” Sandwiched between them were bits that, as Stewart self-deprecatingly said “some would classify as comedy” that mixed comedy, silliness and some poignant moments. Here are some of the most memorable skits:
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart and “surprise guest” Stephen Colbert announced they are merging their dueling October 30 Washington, DC rallies – Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive — into one, Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Via satellite, Oprah Winfrey threw her support and, in the tradition of her talk show, surprised the Daily Show audience with tickets to attend the rally that reportedly include airfare and hotel. Winfrey’s gift follows a similar gesture by Arriana Huffington, who is providing a convoy of shuttle busses for New Yorkers to go to the rally.
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