- Ben Karlin
Ben Karlin (born c. 1971) is an American
He is an eight time
Emmy-winning American writer and executive producer best known for his work in " The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and " The Colbert Report". He is one of three co-creators of "The Colbert Report" (along with Stephen Colbertand Jon Stewart). Karlin left Comedy Central in December 2006.Fact|date=June 2008 His book, released February 2008, is a collection of essays entitled "Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me". It contains essays by Andy Richter, Will Forte, David Wain, Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, and many others.
Karlin is also the co-editor of "
America (The Book)" alongside Jon Stewartand David Javerbaum. He wrote for "" and " The Onion" from 1993-1996.Fact|date=June 2008
Born and raised in
Needham, Massachusetts, Karlin is a University of Wisconsin-MadisonAlumnus. After leaving the " The Onion", he moved to Los Angelesand worked as a script doctorfor movies, including "Ice Age", Monkeyboneand " Titan A.E.".Fact|date=June 2008
In his post-"The Daily Show" life, Karlin has been involved in lawsuits against creative peers/partners such as
Benjamin Wallace[ [http://www.observer.com/2008/oenophile-row-brooklyn-stoopmates-race-produce-wine-fraud-flick Oenophile Row: Brooklyn Stoopmates Race to Produce Wine-Fraud Flick] ] as well as chef Mario Batali[ [http://www.nysun.com/food-drink/batali-show-involved-in-lawsuit-by-daily-show/79236/ 'Daily Show' Alumnus Sues Over Batali Show] ] and actress Gwyneth Paltrow[ [http://www.reuters.com/article/peopleNews/idUSN0436710820080605 Writer sues over Paltrow, Batali TV road trip] ] .
In August 2007, Karlin signed a deal with
HBOto produce series, specials and telepics under the banner of Picturehouseand Karlin's own company, Super Ego Industries. [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117970338.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 "Daily Show" writer heads to HBO] ]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/03/nyregion/03lives.html?ex=1142485200&en=aa5affdf22a169a7&ei=5070 From the Onion to Comedy Central to the Oscars...]
* [http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6261999.html?verticalid=311&industry=People&industryid=1032| Article about Karlin]
* [http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2008/03/podcast-ben-karlin-of-onion-daily-show.html Audio interview with Karlin] on public radio program
The Sound of Young America
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5323008 NPR audio interview with Karlin, including a recount of behind the scenes at CNN during Stewart's 2004 Crossfire appearance]
* [http://www.news.wisc.edu/on-wisconsin/seriously-funny/ Interview with Karlin about leaving the Daily Show and his 2008 book "Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me".] From the University of Wisconsin-Madison's alumni magazine.
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