An executive producer who has been a fixture behind the scenes in late-night, working for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” since 2002, is headed out the door.
Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively on Deadline that Steve Bodow, who started on the show as a writer back in the Jon Stewart era, will be leaving the program.
“Bodow’s departure is not imminent — he will stay on and help with transitional matters as well as work on a few more projects before leaving some time in the first quarter of 2019,” Andreeva writes, adding: “Bodow is one four executive producers on ‘The Daily Show,’ along with [Trevor] Noah, Jennifer Flanz and Jill Katz. Bodow, Noah and Flanz have been overseeing creative, while Katz focuses on the production side. There are no plans to add another executive producer after Bodow exits, with Noah and Flanz, a 20-year ‘Daily Show’ veteran, continuing to spearhead creative.”
The report quotes Bodow saying of his decision to move on: “It’s not an easy thing but I’ve been here a long, long time. It’s time — there are a lot of other things that I would like to do, and I’m ready to go do them.”
Bodow has been executive producer since 2013, after moving up through the ranks from writer to head writer, supervising producer and co-executive producer.