Tooning Out the News

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

 

From executive producer Stephen Colbert, CBS All Access’ TOONING OUT THE NEWS is the first daily animated topical news satire series, featuring animated hosts making real headlines through interviews with newsmakers and politicians such as Katie Porter, Julian Castro, and somehow, Alan Dershowitz. New five-to seven-minute segments are available Tuesday through Friday, culminating in a weekly full episode.

For Your Consideration

 

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

Executive Producers: Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tim Luecke
Executive Producer/Showrunner: RJ Fried
Co-Executive Producers: Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech
Consulting Producer: Matt Lappin
Producer: Nicole Savini
Produced By: Melanie Loebig
Animation Directors: Stephen Brooks, Dale Clowdis, Steven Conner
Casting Director: Allison Cohn
Talent Director: Julie Zann
Technical Director: Brian Maffitt
Art Director: Todd McArthur
Supervising Editor: Thomas Berkley
Head Writers: Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION

Todd McArthur – Art Director

David Kenyon – Background Artist

Marianne Khalil – Background Artist

Dale Clowdis – Animation Director

David Saracino – Character Designer

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

Megan Stalter – Bonnie Davis (Co-Host – Hot Take)

Maureen Monahan – Nicole Vance (Political Analyst – Big News), Sarah Sabo (Co-Host – Inside the Hill), Kylie Weaver (Host – Virtue Signal)

RJ Fried – James Smartwood (Host – Big News)

Jeremy Bent – Teddy Hopper (Analyst – Inside the Hill), Jonathan Keene (Co-Host – Hot Take)

“Perfect for these times”

– Daily Beast

“Delightfully weird and hilarious”

– Daily Beast

“Funny and engaging”

– TV Overmind

“A very clever piece of modern-day, media satire””

– Media Post

/ Cast

Addison Anderson

as

Austin Sparks

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Rich Ballard

(Co-Host – Inside the Hill)

Jack Bensinger

as

Tyler Templeton

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Jeremy Bent

as

Teddy Hopper

(Analyst – Inside the Hill)

Jonathan Keene

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Neil D’Astolfo

as

Peter Womack

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

RJ Fried

as

James Smartwood

(Host – Big News)

Ziwe Fumudoh

as

Tory Hughes

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Susan Shephard

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Jeremy Levick

as

Jeremy Levy-Levin

(Investigative Reporter)

Nathan Min

as

Brian Min

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

Maureen Monahan

as

Nicole Vance

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Sarah Sabo

(Co-Host – Inside the Hill)

Kylie Weaver

(Host – Virtue Signal)

Alise Morales

as

Lila Moreno

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

Simone Norman

as

Eleanor Palmer

(Special Correspondent – Inside the Hill)

Zach Smilovitz

as

James Smartwood Jr.

(Chief Correspondent – Big News)

Megan Stalter

as

Bonnie Davis

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Rajat Suresh

as

Rajat Mehta

(Investigative Reporter)

IKE UFOMADU

as

Mr. Ike Bloom

(Historian)

/ Episodes

4/16/20 | HOT TAKE (Matt Schlapp)

Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp joins the hosts of Hot Take to talk about reopening America and advocating for his client during a global pandemic.

5/19/20 | HOT TAKE (Alan Dershowitz)

Description: Hot Take grills Attorney Alan Dershowitz on his relationship to Jeffrey Epstein, the disturbing allegations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and his experience at Epstein’s private island.