Co-created by HUB BUB staffers Eric Kocher and Tim Giles, The Latest Thing in Spartanburg is a live, late-night talk show about all things Spartanburg. Taking pointers from the Tonight Show, the Late Show as well as live television entertainment like Saturday Night Live, this live talk show provides audiences with the opportunity to learn about Spartanburg’s leaders, personalities, and local businesses.

With a writing team of Spartanburg artists, local sketch comedy and improv group AirBud, and house band The Stolen Notes the Latest Thing also showcases local talent. This show has demonstrated that our artists have just as much to offer as anyone making their work in a larger city.

Photos from our second episode celebrating the Hub City Writers Project:

Past guests include:

Chelsey Thompson, Westside Family Therapy

George Singleton, local writer

Kenneth Cribb, co-owner of Willy Taco

John Lane, local writer, founding member of Hub City Writers Project

Kerri Jackson-Mailloux, formerly of Hub City Writers Project

William Barnet, IV, actor and son of former mayor Bill Barnet

Landon Cohen, co-owner of The Valet, LLC, and NFL player

Jay Coffman, artistic director of the Spartanburg Little Theatre

Jamarcus Gaston, local television host, producer and creator of the Studio 62

Kolby Garrison, co-owner of the Hub City Tap House and Cyclops Cyderi

Rob Townsend, Spartanburg-native musician formerly of the Deschamps Band and the Belleville Outfit