“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” is losing one of its four executive producers, as Steve Bodow will leave Comedy Central’s late-night franchise after a more than 16-year tenure.
Bodow, who has been with the show since 2002, was one of four executive producers on the show, along with Noah, Jennifer Flanz and Jill Katz. Bodow, Noah and Flanz oversaw creative, while Katz focused on the production side. There are no plans to replace Bodow, who will depart in early 2019.
Bodow has served in a variety of roles on “The Daily Show,” including head writer, and co-executive producer. He has been an executive producer since 2013, spanning Stewart’s last two years and the first three for Noah. Bodow was also consulting producer for “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” after serving as EP on the hour-long “Jordan Klepper Solves Guns” special.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” just wrapped up its second election cycle with the 2018 midterms, and Bodow’s ninth overall and this week marked its 500th episode with Noah behind the chair.
Bodow’s exit follows another late night franchise who recently lost an executive producer. Last month, Mike DiCenzo departed NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” with former “Today” exec Jim Bell replacing him.