COMEDY CENTRAL® HIRES BROOKE POSCH AS
VICE PRESIDENT, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT, EAST COAST
MTV Development Exec Assumes Post at COMEDY CENTRAL in New York
NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 - COMEDY CENTRAL has named Brooke Posch Vice President, Original Programming and Development, East Coast, it was announced by Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Development, to whom she will report. In this role, Posch will oversee development and production of all east coast-based COMEDY CENTRAL original pilots and series.
Posch comes to COMEDY CENTRAL from MTV where she has served as Vice President, Comedy and Animation since 2009, overseeing development for studio, game, unscripted and animated pilots including “The Substitute,” “Epic Fail,” and the award-winning documentary series “World of Jenks.” She also developed a late-night talk show with comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer as well as a half-hour Latina comedy with Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions. Prior to MTV, Posch was with Crossroads Television as its Director of Development/Executive Producer, developing projects for Nickelodeon, IFC, MTV, VH1 and Bravo.
"Brooke has established a fantastic reputation in the comedy community for great taste, impeccable creative instincts, and superior collaborative skills,” said Alterman. “She will undoubtedly make me appear to be smarter than I am. I thank her in advance and look forward to meeting her."
Before her shift to the development side of the business, Posch worked as a writer and producer on a variety of projects including indie comedy “May the Best Man Win,” which starred Rob Hueble, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz and Chris Gemberling; “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” (Fuse); “Last Call with Carson Daly” (NBC); NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly;” and “McEnroe” (CNBC). Posch began her career in entertainment working for the legendary Lorne Michaels at “Saturday Night Live.”
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