‘The Daily Show’ Promotes Elliott Kalan to Head Writer


With correspondent John Oliver and head writer Tim Carvell now off in HBO land, The Daily Show has shaken up its staff and hired a new head writer. Deadline reports that Elliott Kalan, who started as a Daily Show production assistant in 2003 and has been a writer since 2008, has been promoted to head writer. Longtime producers Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, and Adam Lowitt have also been promoted to executive producers, and Tim Greenberg and Hillary Kun were also promoted to co-executive producers. Click through to watch Kalan in “Elliott Kalan: Tomorrow’s Andy Rooney Today!” where he begged CBS to hire him as their next curmudgeonly news reporter back in 2011: