'Daily Show's' Seven-Time Emmy-Winning Head Writer Heads Out TheWrap
The head writer for Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” who has been with the show since 2004 and has won seven Emmys for his work on the series, is leaving the show. TheWrap.com reports that Tim Carvell will move on to a new project along with John Oliver, who filled in for Stewart as "Daily Show" host over the summer.
Carvell, who was “The Daily Show's” head writer and co-producer, was hired away by Oliver to become the showrunner and an executive producer of Oliver’s new HBO series, the story reports.
Oliver announced the upcoming HBO series last month. The show will air Sunday nights and -- not unlike "The Daily Show" -- will provide a comedic take on news and politics.
"This past summer, Oliver distinguished himself admirably hosting 'The Daily Show' while Jon Stewart took a hiatus for his directorial debut," the report notes. "HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo cited his hosting run as a reason for greenlighting the new series."