Comedy Central Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development

Comedy Central Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development

Veteran executive will now manage digital development while continuing to head up production and development of West Coast-based original series and pilots

Comedy Central promoted Jim Sharp to executive vice president of original programming and development on the West Coast.

Sharp will now manage all digital development at CC: Studios while continuing to head up production and development of West Coast-based original series and pilots. In his new role as EVP, he will expand the Comedy Central brand by bringing new original content on-air and online.

“If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over,” said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming, to whom Sharp reports.

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Sharp's repertoire of successful shows for Comedy Central include “Tosh.0,” “Key & Peele” “RENO 911!” and “Workaholics.” He's also helped to develop the late-night social media program “@midnight” hosted by Chris Hardwick.

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After serving as Comedy Central's vice president of development from 1996 to 1997, Sharp rejoined the network in 2002 after serving as senior vice president of creative affairs and production for Broadway Video. He worked consistently as a developer, producer, and writer for VH1, MTV, Fox and ABC.