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By Philip Cerles Source Jena Friedman is a field producer at “The Daily Show,” where she primarily focuses on correspondent segments. A stand-up comedian, screenplay writer and web series producer of the acclaimed “Ted and Gracie” satire, Friedman began her stint in late-night television as a writer for the “Late Show with David Letterman” in […]

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By Philip Cerles Source Jena Friedman is a field producer at “The Daily Show,” where she primarily focuses on correspondent segments. A stand-up comedian, screenplay writer and web series producer of the acclaimed “Ted and Gracie” satire, Friedman began her stint in late-night television as a writer for the “Late Show with David Letterman” in […]

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By Christian Roberts Source *Following responses are not verbatim* I recently had the privilege to sit down with Delaney Yeager, a writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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By Bradford Evans Source Over the last decade, comedy writer Elliott Kalan has risen up the Daily Show ranks, starting as an intern before becoming a production assistant then a segment producer then a writer until, last month, being made the show’s head writer.

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By Caitlin Dickson Source Seventeen years after giving birth to The Daily Show, comedian Lizz Winstead is on a crusade for lady parts. No ‘douchebag’ anti-abortion politician is safe.

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By Alex Parker-Magyar Source MADISON – Abby Kalan, a reference librarian at the Madison Public Library, is pleased that her son finds his job as stimulating as she finds hers.

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By Matt Paolelli Source Northwestern alumna Jena Friedman ended up “going native” — in anthropological terms joining the group you are studying — while writing her senior thesis on comedy. Today the cultural anthropology major produces for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the iconic comedy show that broke the mold with the hilarious fake […]

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By Ken Layne Source Since 2002, Jason Ross (@jasonjross on Twitter) has been a writer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” where his team has won a half-dozen Emmy Awards for outstanding writing and produced the best-selling America: The Book and Earth: The Book.

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By Michael Heaton Source Six-time Emmy award winning Jim Margolis from Shaker Heights recently left his staff position as an executive producer for “The Daily Show” in New York to become the show runner for the new Adult Swim sketch comedy show “Newsreaders.” He’s now living in Los Angeles. Another former Shaker Heights resident, David Wain, […]

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By Patrick Gavin Source Paul Mecurio has been with “The Daily Show” from the very beginning and, for him, watching the show’s evolution has been nothing short of staggering.

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Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

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