Three cheers for Tom Purcell, longtime writer (and sometime head writer and shooting victim) for The Colbert Report. Comedy Central has just announced that he has been named a third co-executive producer for the show. From Comedy Central:
“THE COLBERT REPORT” NAMES
TOM PURCELL CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
NEW YORK, April 1, 2009 — Tom Purcell has been promoted to co-executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, executive producer, writer and host of the program. Purcell had previously served as supervising producer and head writer. He is flanked by Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm, also co-exec producers, in this new role.
“I’ve known Tom since 1989, but we didn’t start working together until 2005. It shows you what a poor judge of talent I am that it took me 16 years to realize he was this brilliant,” Colbert said.
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Here’s an on-screen appearance by Tom from The Report back in 2006:
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Congratulations, Tom, for all your hard work! Here’s to many more years of laughter from you and your fellow Colbert Report wizards.