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    Issue 40 Next Gen Brooke Posche - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Brooke Posch
    Comedy Central, vp original programming/development, East Coast

    Posch's résumé reads like a comedy hot list.

    The Georgia native got her start as Lorne Michaels' assistant at Saturday Night Live, and added stints as a producer on the Rob Riggle indie comedy May the Best Man Win and NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly before segueing into an executive role at MTV. In her year-plus at cable sibling Comedy Central, she has been tasked with overseeing breakout hit Inside Amy Schumer, as well as developing new fare including Amy Poehler's upcoming effort, Broad City.

    The University of Georgia grad's relationships in the New York comedy community helped her secure an overall, multiplatform development deal with hot comic Hannibal Buress.

    CAREER MILESTONE: Being able to come to Comedy Central and pinpoint a project like Broad City to get it made. When I first got the job [in 2012], Amy Poehler, whom I'd known for years from being at Saturday Night Live, took me out for a drink to congratulate me and she said, "Do you know about Broad City? I really want to bring this to you." We set up the pitch the first week I was here. Nothing was even hung up on the walls yet and Poehler and the girls sat in my office and pitched it. That's when I called Kent [Alterman], my boss, and said, "This is the first thing that I want to buy." And it was.

    POWER DRINKS SPOT: Employees Only in the West Village. I like a Ketel One martini, extra dirty with olives.

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Rosemary's Baby or The Jerk

    PROJECT I'D POACH: Eastbound & Down

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