Participants

ZOE FRIEDMAN

Senior Vice President, Development, Blue Ribbon Content

Zoe’s keen knowledge of the comedy world has its roots in her childhood, where she grew up at the world famous comedy club, The Improvisation. Zoe landed her first job at Late Show with David Letterman where her ability to identify and develop strong comedic voices evolved. During her 9 years at Worldwide Pants, she introduced David Letterman, and the world, to talents such as Jim Gaffigan, Mitch Hedberg and Eddie Izzard. Due to her strong comedic instincts, Zoe was brought into Comedy Central’s development department where she fulfilled her desire to broaden her scope and work with comedians developing their voices for scripted narrative. During her successful 11 years at Comedy Central, she helped create and oversee stand-out programming such as Drawn Together, Lil Bush, Dog Bites Man, Crossballs, Comedians of Comedy, and Important Things with Demetri Martin. In 2013, she executive produced a documentary The Improv: 50 Years Behind The Brick Wall for EPIX. Currently, she is heading up comedy development for Blue Ribbon Content, a newly formed digital division of Warner Brothers Television.