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[12/10/12 - 10:40 AM]
"The Colbert Report" Announces Names Barry Julien as Co-Executive Producer and Opus Moreschi as Head Writer
"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers. For instance they wrote this sentence," said Colbert.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

"THE COLBERT REPORT" NAMES BARRY JULIEN AS CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND OPUS MORESCHI AS HEAD WRITER

NEW YORK, December 10, 2012 - Barry Julien has been promoted to Co-Executive Producer and Opus Moreschi to Head Writer of COMEDY CENTRAL's(R) "The Colbert Report," it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, Executive Producer, Writer and Host of the program. Julien formerly served as Supervising Producer and Head Writer. Moreschi was previously a writer for the series.

"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers. For instance they wrote this sentence," said Colbert.

Julien, who will continue as a writer on the show, is a native of Montreal, Quebec where he started as a stand-up comedian at 17 and wrote for numerous Canadian television shows. He joined "The Colbert Report" in 2007 and held positions as a writer (2007-2009), Head Writer (2009-2012) and Supervising Producer (2011-2012). He is the recipient of three Writer's Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2008 and 2010.

Moreschi is a classic Hollywood triple threat: a writer, performer and mammal. A graduate of Emerson College, he has written and performed comedy at I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, as well as on MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV. Moreschi joined the show as a writer in 2008. He is the recipient of two Writer's Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2010 and a small plastic trophy for his participation in a charity mustache-growing contest.

Since the show's inception in 2005, "The Colbert Report" has been nominated for Emmys(R) in the show, writing and directing categories for seven consecutive years and its total number of nominations now stands at 28. The series has received Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2008 and 2010. In 2012, the series was cited for a second prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, having previously been honored in 2008.

From 2012 to date, "The Colbert Report" has averaged a 1.0 Adult 18-49 rating and a 1.3 Men 18-34 rating with an average nightly audience of 1.8 million total viewers. The series has showed gains of +16% over last year with total viewers, making this the highest-rated and most watched year ever for "The Colbert Report." In addition, it is the second most popular late night talk show in all of television among young adults after "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24). It is also now the #3 late night talk show among Adults 18-49 (behind "The Daily Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"), having overtaken "Late Show with David Letterman" this year.

"The Colbert Report" is produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert's Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the Executive Producers with Meredith Bennett, Richard Dahm and Barry Julien as Co-Executive Producers. The series' Head Writer is Opus Moreschi and it is directed by Jim Hoskinson. David Bernath is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.





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