The faces of TV’s latenight shows are obvious: David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Seth Meyers. But the voice of each of these programs comes from someone who works behind the scenes.
Meet the head writers of latenight. These scribes are the people who assemble material, sift it for comedy gold and cast it in the particular tone of one of latenight’s increasing number of options. So here, in no particular order, is a look at the folks who assemble the laughs for your wee-hours pleasure. — Brian Steinberg