EXCLUSIVE: MTV executive Brooke Posch has joined Comedy Central as VP, Original Programming and Development, East Coast. Based in New York, Posch will oversee development and production of all east coast-based Comedy Central original pilots and series, reporting to Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s head of original programming and development. Posch succeeds Lisa Leingang, SVP Original Programming and Development, who exited in March after her contract was not renewed.
Posch comes to Comedy Central from MTV where she has served as VP Comedy and Animation since 2009, overseeing the development of such studio, game, unscripted and animated pilots as The Substitute and Epic Fail as well as documentary series World of Jenks. She also developed a late-night talk show with comedians Nikki Glaser & Sara Schaefer and a half-hour Latina comedy with Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods. Prior to MTV, Posch was Director of Development/Executive Producer at Crossroads Television. “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 executive ranks, Posch worked as a writer and producer on such projects as 2009 indie comedy May the Best Man Win and TV programs Steven’s Untitled Rock Show (Fuse), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” and McEnroe (CNBC). She began her career working for Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live.