Podcast: Let's Put On A Show!

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This week on The Sound of Young America, two folks who've put on a (TV) show.

Joe Flaherty trained at the Second City for seven years before he helped launch the seminal sketch comedy series SCTV. Along with castmates like Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and John Candy, he helped shepherd the show from three stations in Canada to US network television.

Allison Silverman is supervising producer and co-head writer of The Colbert Report. It seems hard to believe now, but a year ago, when Silverman left Late Night with Conan O'Brien to help create the Report, it was a dicey bet. Today, it's one of the most popular shows on Comedy Central, and Colbert has become an influential cultural icon.

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This was exactly what i was

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All hail the great Joe Flaherty

i like that part of your

i like that part of your article Allison Silverman is supervising producer and co-head writer of The Colbert Report. It seems hard to believe now, but a year ago, when Silverman left Late Night with Conan O'Brien to help create the Report thanks for sharing this great information.

One of Colbert's head writers. The other one is Rich Dahm.

yeah yeah yeah... that's what it says. pedant :).

Ah, yes. That is what I get for coming home late and drunk and going straight to TSOYA. Please, let this be a lesson to any others who would do that.

Great show, and I have reciprocated in the Promo department...

Good show. Silverman seemed surprised sometimes at the depth of the questions. And every interview I've seen or heard with Joe Flaherty makes him seem like the nicest guy in the world.

nice work!

Heh, I wonder if there were swamped with phone calls after the Elephants incident (which oddly enough, to this day Elephants is still protected.) Maybe it's the typical front desk that doesn't want to let any calls though.In either case, nothing against Comedy per say, it was just a little odd that they didn't return any phone calls. It looks bad when Senators and other prominent people vandalize / edit to their own needs on Wikipedia.

Excellent show! It's pretty strange territory (for the Colbert Report) to function wholly on that level of satire, and it was good to hear Allison address it. A lot more consideration goes into a show like that than I think people realize.