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Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
The Daily Show is losing a longtime executive producer
Steve Bodow, who has served as an executive producer on The Daily Show for the last five years -- from the last two years of Jon Stewart's tenure to the first three years of Trevor Noah -- is exiting the Comedy Central series after working on it in various behind-the-scenes jobs for more than 16 years. Bodow is one of four executive producers, along with Noah, helping oversee the creative aspects of the show. There are no plans to replace him after he leaves in early 2019.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Late-night monologue writers are finding their jobs extremely stressful in the Trump era
Source: Vanity Fair
"Mondays are a bitch now," says Trevor Noah's Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow, pointing to all the news in the Trump era that happens Friday through Sunday. He says there's "the Friday news dump, and the Sunday shows, and there’s invariably a weekend Twitter storm.” Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writer Danny Ricker adds: “I think we are buoying the therapy industry. There is a level of fatigue and exhaustion, I think, (that is similar to) when we talked about Jersey Shore every day. Jesus, enough with these idiots!” Fellow Kimmel co-head writer Molly McNearney notes “it’s incredibly hard, I think, to be funny when you’re really angry and sad at the same time." Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin, meanwhile, says it's tougher for monologue writers these days because of not only all the late-night competition, but all the jokes on Twitter. “I really envy the Johnny Carson writers,” she says. “Really, they had it so easy.” ALSO: Trevor Noah explains the making a Daily Show episode.