Comedy Central Taps Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen to Head Combined Talent and Development Team

Comedy Central is mixing a talent and growth departments and fixing Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen co-heads of a newly one team.

Babineau will be a executive clamp boss of talent and growth on a East Coast, while Larsen will offer a same purpose on a West Coast. The reorder comes scarcely a year after network programming arch Kent Alterman was upped to boss following Michele Ganeless’ exit.

“It’s not only that we now have dual people overseeing talent and development, it’s also that they are both smarter and some-more gifted than me,” pronounced Alterman, to whom both of them will report.

Babineau was formerly a East Coast comparison vp strange programming and development, where she managed a network’s New York growth group in a bid to code and grow talent for all East Coast-based pilots and strange series. The graduation will see her continue these responsibilities while adding slip of Comedy Central’s New York-based talent team.

Larsen has been Comedy Central’s comparison vp talent and specials given Jun 2010. During that time, he’s been obliged for a network’s talent growth and relations, stand-up acquisitions and live furloughed and festivals, as good as prolongation and growth of strange specials and tentpole events. He, too, will continue in stream duties while adding shortcoming for Comedy Central’s Hollywood-based growth team.

Babineau assimilated Comedy Central in 2014 after operative during Amazon Studios and has been a pivotal actor in a launch and expansion of Comedy Central’s flagship late-night array The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. She’s also been closely concerned with Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and miniseries Time Traveling Bong.

During his time during a network, Larsen has overseen all stand-up programming for a code including Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, The Half Hour, This Is Not Happening and a arriving Comedy Jam. The Denmark local has served as Comedy Central’s executive in assign of prolongation for several iterations of a network’s Comedy Central Roast franchise, including a new skewerings of Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco and Charlie Sheen.

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