One of Comedy Central's biggest series announced some changes this afternoon.
'The Colbert Report,' hosted by Stephen Colbert, promoted Barry Julien to co-executive producer. Julien has worked on the series since 2007, when he joined the show as a writer. In 2009, he was named head writer and two years later became the series' supervising producer. Pretty nice upward mobility for Julien there, which seems well deserved. Julien has won three Writer's Guild Awards for his writing on the show, as well as two primetime Emmys for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy program.
He will still be writing in his new role.
Additionally, Opus Moreschi, a writer on the show, was promoted to the vacant open head writer position.
"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers," said EP, writer and host Stephen Colbert. "For instance they wrote this sentence."
Morsecho, who previously worked with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, has written for Colbert since 2008, winning two WGA Awards and an Emmy.
I doubt this will lead to any big changes on the series. Still, it is nice to see the hard work these gentlemen have done rewarded and recognized. What do you think of ‘The Colbert Report’?