Comedy Central Original Programming Exec Gary Mann Exits

Comedy Central growth maestro Gary Mann is withdrawal his post.

Effective Feb. 28, a comparison clamp boss of strange programming and growth is exiting a network after 13 years. The news was announced Tuesday in apart memos to a staff from Mann and Comedy Central boss Kent Alterman.

Mann grown and served as a stream programming executive on such array as Key and Peele, The Sarah Silverman Program and @midnight with Chris Hardwick, as good as Tosh.0, Review With Andy Daly, Not Safe With Nikki Glaser and many others.

The news comes not prolonged after Alterman restructured Comedy Central’s growth group by mixing a network’s talent and growth teams into one dialect co-led by executive clamp presidents of talent and growth Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen.

Read Mann’s memo to a staff announcing his depart below.

Hey everyone,

I have motionless to step down from my post as Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development during Comedy Central effective Feb 28. It’s been a furious and smashing 13-year journey, though it’s time for a subsequent large thing. 

On a personal level, this is formidable — since when we giggle exuberantly during work all day, somewhere along a line your like-minded colleagues turn your comrades and those comrades turn your friends. Over a years those friends have stood by me (and didn’t object) during my wedding; they yanked me out of a representation to get to a sanatorium in time for a birth of my son; they comforted me when we mislaid my relatives and distinguished with me during any birthday (where naturally, we got comparison and older, though never as aged as Kent).

On a veteran level, we couldn’t be some-more proud. we was advantageous adequate to have grown with a best and brightest comics, writers, actors and producers in a business. Sarah and The Sarah Silverman Program put Comedy Central behind on a account map, Keegan and Jordan and Key and Peele satirized competition and injustice like no other blueprint uncover in a story of radio (4 billion people and counting have seen their sketches), Daniel and Tosh.0 yield a smartest, cruelest, many absurd demeanour during people — second usually to a internet itself, Andy and Review — was “the many waggish uncover that no one was watching” and Chris and @midnight trends globally roughly each night of a week.

I adore these shows and so many other series, pilots and scripts and a people behind them. And for a record, y’all should demeanour brazen to a subsequent extraordinary stand entrance from Kent and a biggest comedy execs in a business.  

I feel propitious to have had this experience. Not utterly as propitious as Lou Gehrig, though lucky. 

Thanks, team. Thanks, friends.

See we soon. 


And here is Alterman’s memo as well.

Dear Colleagues, 

I’m unhappy to surprise we that Gary Mann has motionless to leave us after an implausible 13 year run. Gary has been instrumental in putting some of a many notable shows on a air. He was constituent to a growth and slip of a Emmy-nominated The Sarah Silverman Program, a Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Key Peele, and a ratings pound Tosh.0. His other array embody a Emmy-winning @midnight, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Review, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, and some-more recently The High Court with Doug Benson, a arriving Comedy Jam, as good as a Jim Jeffries pilot.

Gary has also had a palm in expanding a strech on multi-platforms, with a franchises and by strange content, and has confirmed slip of a Comedy Central Stage and constructed shows there like Jill Soloway’s Sit N’ Spin.

Gary has a finely honed eye for talent and has displayed illusory artistic sensibilities by a growth and prolongation process. In fact, Gary has seen during slightest one commander he’s been concerned with go to array each year he’s been during Comedy Central – an extraordinary record. He has also been a coach to many of a younger growth execs, training them what to do by example, and infrequently what not to do… by example. (For any of we who know Gary intimately, you’ll know we couldn’t conflict eliciting his oft-used line, “That’s really hurtful.”)

Please join me in saluting Gary’s implausible legacy, expressing thankfulness for his contributions, and wishing him good fitness as he ventures into a universe of new possibilities.

Yours truly,