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DAVID JAVERBAUM, EMMY AWARD–WINNING HEAD WRITER FOR THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, TO SPEAK AT BARD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
845-758-7008
huang@bard.edu
11-13-2006
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The head writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, will speak at Bard on Friday, November 17. The talk, presented by the Office of Student Activities, is free and open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. in Olin Hall. David Javerbaum has won seven Emmys, an additional Emmy nomination, two Peabody Awards, and two Television Critics Awards, for both Best Comedy and Best News Show, for his work as writer and, since 2003, head writer and supervising producer of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is one of the primary authors of that show’s textbook parody America (The Book), which sold over 1.5 million copies and spent a year on the New York Times Bestseller List (including 15 weeks at number one). It won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor (Javerbaum’s second), the 2005 Quill Award for Best Humor Book and Audiobook, and was named Publishers’ Weekly’s 2004 Book of the Year; the audiobook won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Javerbaum was also nominated for an Emmy for his work as a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. He spent three years writing for the satirical newspaper and website The Onion, conceiving its 1999 New York Times number one bestseller, Our Dumb Century. Javerbaum’s work as a musical theater lyricist, which won him the prestigious Kleban Award in 2005, includes the lyrics for the upcoming Broadway adaptation of John Waters’ film Cry-Baby. He was also the lyricist and colibrettist of Suburb, which won the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater; its 2001 Off-Broadway production earned Best Off-Broadway Musical nominations from the Outer Critics Circle, the Lucille Lortel Awards, and the Drama League (for which it was nominated as Best Musical, Broadway or Off-). He is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate School of Musical Theater Composition and Harvard University, where he wrote for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and cowrote two of that school’s Hasty Pudding musicals. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Debra (maiden name Bard) and their daughter Kate Bard Javerbaum. His hobbies include the succinct encapsulation of his achievements. For further information, call 845-758-6822. # # #

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