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Update on yesterday's story on "The Daily Show" shakeup, now confirmed: Yesterday, news broke Ben Karlin, co-executive producer of both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report along with Jon Stewart , had resigned his position, and would be replaced by current head writer David Javerbaum. Today we bring word of Javerbaum's replacement at the head of The Daily Show's crack writing team: writer Steve Bodow (below right), who has been part of the show's Emmy-winning team since early 2002 as working as a journalist (New York, Salon) and theater director in Manhattan before joining the show. As well, The Daily Show is also bringing on former Simpsons and News Radio writer/producer Josh Lieb as a co-executive producer, joining Dan Sterling and Kahane Corn, as we reported yesterday.

Meanwhile, Javerbaum will continue to attend to his musical theater career as Cry-Baby steve bodow.jpg(scored with composer Adam Schlesinger of the Fountains of Wayne and with book by Tony-winning Hairspray duo Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan) prepares for a spring workshop and a subsequent run on Broadway (once a theater can be secured). Those unwilling to wait until spring to enjoy the Javerbaum's musical stylings need look only as far as Stephen Colbert's "The Adventures of Tek Jansen," for which he wrote the theme song ("Neutral to the Slimth!"). Sing along here.

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