Executive Vice President, Talent and Development, East Coast
Sarah Babineau is Comedy Central’s Executive Vice President, Talent and Development, East Coast. She reports to Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, and is based in the company’s New York office. Babineau is responsible for Comedy Central’s New York-based talent and development team in its effort to identify and develop talent for all east coast-based pilots and original series.
Babineau joined Comedy Central in 2014 as Vice President, Original Programming and Development, East Coast and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016. She has been a key player in the launch and evolution of Comedy Central’s flagship late night series “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on which she is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central. She also serves as Comedy Central’s Executive in Charge of Production for both “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Broad City” and developed and was the EICP for Comedy Central’s mini-series “Time Traveling Bong” starring “Broad City’s” Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs. Babineau and her east coast development team have also been key contributors to Comedy Central’s digital and social expansion developing original series for Comedy Central’s Discover Channel on Snapchat, as well as short form content for cc.com.
Babineau arrived at the #1 brand in comedy from Amazon Studios where she served as a development and programming executive since 2012 and helped launch Amazon’s foray into original comedy, including the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle,” in addition to Garry Trudeau’s “Alpha House.” 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. She began her career working in film as an assistant editor on documentaries, commercials and feature films including “Hitch.”