Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’ Names Key Production Exec, Maps Expansion Plans

Aug 27, 2015  •  Post A Comment

More changes are in the works at Comedy Central’s rebooted “Daily Show” following the departure of longtime host Jon Stewart.

The network announced today that it has named Baratunde Thurston as supervising producer on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” which is set to premiere Sept. 28.

Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central, made the announcement today. Thurston is described as a digital entrepreneur-comedian-writer-author-performer.

Thurston’s appointment coincides with plans to expand the show’s footprint across social and digital platforms. Thurston will oversee the expansion, including creation and production of original content for a range of digital and social outlets.

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  1. This reeks of failure..I’m just saying.

  2. A bit premature. Give them a chance to put their spin on the show. Then you can trash it if you don’t like it. They may bring something a bit different to the table, that is just as much fun to watch.

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