The CBS staple “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” tinkered with the lineup of its writing team. Deadline reports that Jay Katsir, who is currently head writer, will be joined by Ariel Dumas, who was promoted to head writer after a stint as writer and digital producer.
Katsir was also promoted to supervising producer.
“Katsir and Opus Moreschi had served as ‘Late Show’ co-head writers since the program’s 2015 launch with Colbert as host,” Deadline notes. “Supervising producer Moreschi will remain part of the CBS late-night show’s writing staff and will take on additional responsibilities including overseeing long lead projects for the show.”
Said Colbert: “I have worked with all three of these incredibly talented people since ‘The Colbert Report.’ I am thrilled that someone as funny and dedicated as Ariel will be my new head writer and that Opus and Jay will continue to be comedic Gibraltars, on which I can lean, and host donors, from whom I can harvest organs.”