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Ben Karlin

Ben Karlin is a producer and writer, known for The Daily Show (1996), The Colbert Report (2005) and Modern Family (2009). See full bio »

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Won 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The Daily Show
The Daily Show Producer
The Colbert Report
Modern Family
Modern Family Producer
50/50 Producer


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  Modern Family (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 48 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (consulting producer - 24 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- The Wedding, Part 2 (2014) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Wedding, Part 1 (2014) ... (co-executive producer)
- Message Received (2014) ... (co-executive producer)
- Sleeper (2014) ... (co-executive producer)
- Australia (2014) ... (co-executive producer)
 2013 A.C.O.D. (producer)
 2011 50/50 (producer)
 2005-2008 The Colbert Report (TV Series) (executive producer - 370 episodes)
- Dean Kamen (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Dee Dee Myers (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Carole King (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Samantha Power (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Sudhir Venkatesh (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Three Strikes (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  The Daily Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 479 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (supervising producer - 315 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (senior producer - 163 episodes, 2000) (co-executive producer - 157 episodes, 2003)
- Ben Stiller (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Bill Kristol (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Tom Vilsack (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Rajiv Chandrasekaran (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Ricky Gervais (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Sportsfan (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2004 The Race from the White House 2004 (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2003 Who Are the Daily Show? (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
 2003 I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
 2003 Da Ali G Show (TV Series) (consulting producer - 6 episodes)
- Belief (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- Science (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- Art (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- Politics (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- War (2003) ... (consulting producer)
 2003 The Frank DeCaro Big 'O' Special: A Fable (TV Special) (co-executive producer)
 2002 The Road to Washington (TV Special) (senior producer) / (supervising producer)
 2002 On the Air: An On Air Guide to Getting on the Air (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 2002 Matt Walsh Goes to Hawaii (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 2002 The Big O! True West Hollywood Story (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 2001 Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2001 Mo Rocca's Back to School Special (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 2001 Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2001 The Out at the Movies Fabulous Big 'O' Special: Miscast Away (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2000 Tales of Survival (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2000 The Campaign Trail to the Road to the White House (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2000 Wrinkled Nuts (TV Special) (senior producer)
 2000 The Out at the Movies Fabulous Big 'O' Special: Being Frank DeCaro (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 1999 The Greatest Millennium (TV Special) (senior producer)
 1999 The Daily Show Summer Spectacular (TV Special) (senior producer)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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The Oscars is not the place for any kind of revolutionary act. We don't want to do something that feels cheap, like we totally gave up on doing something that makes us laugh, but if we're doing material that's political in nature, we want to make sure it's filtered through the world of movies, not just political for the sake of being political. We're trying to find that balance. It's all about ... See more »


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