Colbert brings with him many members of his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning team from “The Colbert Report.” Tom Purcell, who served as executive producer and writer, will continue in the same role for THE LATE SHOW. In addition, Meredith Bennett will serve as executive producer, expanding her previous role as co-executive producer.
Emily Lazar and Barry Julien, both from “The Colbert Report,” have been named co-executive producers. Additionally, Julien will retain his duties as a writer and Lazar will head the talent department. Head writer Opus Moreschi (“The Colbert Report”) adds supervising producer to his title and will work alongside Jay Katsir (“The Colbert Report”), who has been promoted to head writer. Also from “The Colbert Report,” Matt Lappin and Paul Dinello join the production as supervising producers/writers. THE LATE SHOW will be directed by Jim Hoskinson (“The Colbert Report”). Tanya Bracco (“The Colbert Report”) will serve as supervising producer and executive-in-charge.
New to Colbert’s team is Emily Gertler (“Good Morning America”), who joins THE LATE SHOW as senior entertainment producer. Sheryl Zelikson will be the music producer, joining THE LATE SHOW after holding the same title for the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Source: TV by the Numbers.
Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”
In this month’s catch up we have vintage Steve Carell, wedding advice from Meredith Scardino, interviews with, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Steve Carell, John Oliver details his new HBO show, Tim Carvell has a new book on the way, Jessica Williams and Wyatt Cenac discover their roots, and Matt Lappin has written a new song.
Congratulations to the Producer’s of “The Colbert Report” who have been awarded the 25th Annual Producers Guild Award for “Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”. This is the seventh year in a row that “The Colbert Report” have been honoured with this award.
EPISODE NUMBER: 10043 (January 8, 2014)
GUEST: Ishmael Beah
STAFF CAMEO: Matt Lapin
SEGMENTS: Intro – 1/8/14 | Chris Christie & The George Washington Bridge Scandal | Cheating Death – Robo-Sperm & Health Roulette | The Polar Vortex & Fruit Tools | Sign Off – Cold Weather Fruit Hammer
SUIT REPORT: Dark Grey Suit | White Shirt | Candy Cane Striped Tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, January 8, 2014