8:54am PT by Lacey Rose
Amy Poehler Taps Comedy Central Exec as Production Company Partner
Brooke Posch is making her next move.
The Comedy Central svp and Hollywood Reporter Next Gen alum is joining Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions as a partner. She and Poehler worked closely together in developing Comedy Central darling Broad City in recent years, but they have known each other considerably longer, given their history at Saturday Night Live -- Poehler as a star, Posch as a onetime assistant of Lorne Michaels.
Posch comes to Paper Kite as the Universal TV-based company continues to expand, with NBC's Parks and Recreation and Welcome to Sweden (created by Poehler's brother) along with Broad City already on the air. Poehler, who has added best-selling author to her resume thanks to her new memoir, Yes Please, recently announced her shingle had sold a church comedy project with Aisha Muharrar at NBC. Her site, Smart Girls at the Party, joined Legendary Entertainment’s Digital Network, too.
Posch, a Georgia native, got her start as Michaels' assistant at SNL before doing stints as a producer on the Rob Riggle indie comedy May the Best Man Win and NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly. From there, she segued into an executive role at MTV, and then Comedy Central not long after. In her two plus years at the cable net, she has overseen the development and production of all East Coast-based Comedy Central pilots and series. Among them: breakout hits Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City, as well as new fare including the upcoming late-night entry, Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.
Hoping to fill the Posch void, Comedy Central has tapped Amazon Studios exec Sarah Babineau to replace her, though her role will be as vp original programming and development, East Coast.
Poehler and Paper Kite are both repped by WME and 3 Arts.