1812 Productions’ *This is the Week That Is: Political Humor for the Holidays*. Photo by Jacque-Jean Tiziou.
1812 Productions received Center support to research, develop, and produce This Is the Week That Is: Political Humor for the Holidays. Inspired by David Frost's 1964–65 satirical TV program, This Was the Week That Was, 1812 Productions' world premiere utilized a number of comedic forms to respond to and contextualize current events in a theatrical manner. Described as a combination of The Daily Show and The Carol Burnett Show, this production has spawned yearly sequels, with each iteration featuring an extensive video component and a nightly news segment.