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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Meet Brooke Posch, Comedy Central New Head of East Coast Development

Former MTV executive Brooke Posch has been named Comedy Central's new VP of Original Programming and Development East Coast. I know this is so inside baseball that you're probably walking to first base right now from being hit by a pitch but at the end of the day, Posch is going to make many decisions that will influence your TV viewing. This move is particularly interesting following Richard Morgan's "What's Wrong with Comedy Central?" feature from earlier this year, in which he stated, "Comedy Central has a reputation as perhaps the most professionally thoughtless and creatively obtuse operation in the business." For what it's worth, Posch has a solid reputation and has worked on some noteworthy projects in the comedy community. Posch got her start as an assistant to Lorne Michaels and has worked as assistant on The Simpsons as well. Recently she developed a late night talk show for Nikki Glaser & Sara Schaefer based on their popular podcast. She also produced May the Best Man Win, a very indie comedy, which starred many UCB notables like Rob Riggle, Rob Huebel, Horatio Sanz, Chris Gethard, John Gemberling, Brett Gelman, and more (trailer below). It's good to know there is someone in that position that at least seems to really enjoy comedy.

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  • freecola

    she has a great background and hope it works out. The original article about comedy central was very timidly written. I would love to get a lot more detail about how the network operates, like Bill Carter's work on NBC's late night shenanigans. Will  a possible "What's Wrong/Right with Comedy Central?"  feature her?

  • Reggie

    Who proofread this?