Comedy Central Taps Amazon Studios’ Sarah Babineau as East Coast VP, Original Programming and Development

She will effectively replace Senior Vice President Brooke Posch, who is leaving for a new opportunity

Sarah Babineau

Comedy Central has brought in Sarah Babineau to be vice president, Original Programming and Development, East Coast.

Beginning next month, Babineau will effectively replace Brooke Posch, the group’s senior vice president who is leaving at the end of her term for another opportunity. In her new role, Babineau will oversee development and production of all East Coast Comedy Central original series and pilots.

Kent Alterman, president, Content Development and Original Programming — who Babineau will report to — said, “Having worked with Sarah once before, I’m happy to give her another chance.”

Babineau joins from Amazon Studios, where she served as a development and programming executive since 2012, helping launch Amazon’s foray into original comedy. During her time at Amazon Studios, she oversaw the development of multiple pilots and series including “Transparent,” created by Jill Soloway and starring Jeffrey Tambor, and “Alpha House,” created by Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman.

Prior to Amazon Studios, Babineau worked in film as a creative executive with Alterman and Michael Aguilar’s Dos Tontos production company, as well as Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Four By Two Films.