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VIDEO: Columbia native and executive producer of 'The Daily Show' also is an author

Wonder why “The Daily Show” is so dead on when it comes to jokes about South Carolina? Maybe it’s because Columbia native Josh Lieb is the executive producer of the Comedy Central show.

Lieb -- a veteran comedy writer who also inspired an infamous “Gamecocks” reference on “The Simpsons” -- will be in town this weekend promoting his young adult novel, “I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President,” which has been optioned for a movie.

Until then, watch this video featuring an “endorsement” by "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart. And read a profile of him in Thursday’s Life&Style.