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Comedy Reaches Deal with Stewart’s Co.

2/15/2005 3:00 AM Eastern

Comedy Central will finance Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions Inc. in exchange for a first-look arrangement for all of its television projects, the network announced Tuesday.

Busboy will be fronted by Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart executive producer Ben Karlin. Richard Korson will head up development with Chris McShane.

“Jon Stewart is the pre-eminent voice in comedy today," Comedy president Doug Herzog said in a prepared statement. "As evidenced by the incredible success of America (The Book), Jon and Ben have much more than a nightly TV show's worth of comedy in them, and we're incredibly excited about the possibility of making more television with this exceptionally talented group of artists.”

 

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