COMEDY CENTRAL® Promotes Gary S. Mann To Senior Vice President, Original
Programming and Development
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov.12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --COMEDY CENTRAL has promoted
long-standing network executive Gary S. Mann to Senior Vice President Original
Programming and Development, it was announced by Kent Alterman, Head of
Original Programming and Production. Mann is based in the network's Santa
Monica office and reports to Senior Vice President Jim Sharp, who heads up
West Coast development.
"I have done almost everything in my power to undermine Gary, but he has a
sharply honed eye for talent and an uncanny ability to develop shows that are
important to us," said Alterman.
Mann joined the all-comedy channel in 2003 and has developed many series,
including the Emmy^®-nominated "The Sarah Silverman Program" and the network's
highest rated series, "Tosh.0." He collaborated on the development of the
network's successful sketch series "Key & Peele;" the new topical series "The
Burn," starring the Roastmaster General, Jeff Ross; and the upcoming 2013
series "Review with Forrest MacNeil," starring Andrew Daly ("Eastbound and
Down"). Mann also oversees The Comedy Central Stage, where COMEDY CENTRAL
develops live shows that sometimes transition to on-air series.
Prior to joining COMEDY CENTRAL, Mann worked with HBO Independent Productions
and served as Executive Producer of the HBO Workspace, where he produced over
600 one-person, sketch, variety, late night, game and talk shows. He served
as a Producer for the Aspen Comedy Festival from 1997 – 2002.
Previously, Mann was a Producer on "Saturday Night Special" for FBC and for
the Ace Award-winning "Full Frontal Comedy" at Showtime. Mann began his
career as a Producer on "Star Search." He holds a B.A. degree from the State
University of New York at Binghamton.
SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications
Contact: Jenni Runyan, +1-310-407-4771, firstname.lastname@example.org
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