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Steve Bodow ’89

As a New York journalist, Steve Bodow ’89 (arguably) had to work for a living. Then he landed a job writing for the The Daily Show, where, he noted, “I’m paid to sit around in an office with a bunch of other entertaining nerds and make fun of the news.” Since 2006, Bodow has been The Daily Show’s head writer—and since Sunday night, he’s worn the Emmy Awards crown for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.” Bodow shares that honor with Jon Stewart and the rest of The Daily Show’s writing team; they wrested the award, which they had won from 2003 through 2007, back from The Colbert Report, which snatched it last year. When Bodow isn’t getting paid to sit around in an office making fun of the news, he co-directs Elevator Repair Service, an experimental New York theater company whose plays include one about an office worker reading the novel The Great Gatsby out loud—for six and a half hours. And, presumably, getting paid to do it.

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