Hulu Hires Billy Rosenberg to Head Comedy Department

Party Over Here boss will start new job next month

Billy Rosenberg
Billy Rosenberg

Hulu has hired Party Over Here’s Billy Rosenberg to head its comedy department.

Starting next month, the new director of Hulu Originals will oversee the development and production of the streaming company’s current and upcoming slate of comedy series. He’ll report directly to Head of Originals, Beatrice Springborn.

Hulu’s comedies include “Casual,” “Difficult People,” “The Mindy Project,” and the upcoming “FutureMan” from Seth Rogen.

Rosenberg had been working with The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — for a few years now, leading their production company.

Before his time with the “SNL: Digital Shorts” alums, Rosenberg was a longtime executive for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment.  There, he developed and produced movies “The Spectacular Now,” “Date Night,” and “The Watch,” among others.

Rosenberg got his start as an executive working for producer Lynda Obst when she had a pod deal at Paramount Studios. He’s a graduate from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.