Hey there Hubsters! After a long (and eventful) two week-break, fake news is back this Monday! So much has happened since the last shows, including a Supreme Court ruling allowing family-owned corporations to deny healthcare options to employees because of religious beliefs, the Israeli military strikes on Gaza, the latest revelations of the FBI’s ethnic profiling of Muslim Americans, the World Cup Final, the end of a Facebook experiment which manipulate the emotions of users, and more. As always, let us know what you think about the guests, their projects, topics you hope they cover for the week, and anything else you might want to add in the comments below!
In this month’s catch up we have a family recipe from Meredith Scardino, a new comedy album benefiting a children’s charity from Rob Kutner, a new film collaboration between David Javerbaum and Steve Carell, a profile of Michael Che’s comedy career, a new humour piece from David Sedaris, and interviews with Rob Dubbin, Conan O’Brien, David Sedaris and John Oliver.
Heads up Hubsters, writer and performer Sharilyn Johnson will be bringing her autobiographical solo show ‘Fake News Fangirl’ to The Winnipeg Fringe Festival from July 16 -27 at Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Colin Jackson Studio.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart is the long time object of Johnson’s fandom affections. From her ‘90s teenage crush developed in the basement of a suburban Winnipeg bungalow, to close encounters with her hero in New York City, ‘Fake News Fangirl’ shatters audience perceptions of celebrity idolatry through humour, honesty and tales of outrageous fan behaviour.
In Fake News Fangirl, Johnson recounts the thrill of meeting Stewart, the startling experience of coming face to face with the real Stephen Colbert and her ill-advised hotel tryst with a Daily Show correspondent. Once swimming in fandom’s deep end, she finds herself in danger of sinking, a struggle anyone who’s ever loved something too much can relate to.
Hello Hubsters! Another week, a new batch of shows from our favorite fake news anchors! Stephen’s guests this week include an author, two actors, and a politician. Jon’s guests this week include a television show host and three actors. As usual, let us know what topics you hope crop up on the show and what guests you’re most looking forward to!