Why Them? A funny thing happened at Comedy Central. No, really. Under the savvy, irreverent eye of its champions Ganeless and Herzog—a working relationship that predates their Comedy partnership—the network has been expanding its horizons well beyond the small screen. Witness the recent five-day comedy fest, including icons Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner along with up-and-comers, Comedy hosted entirely on Twitter, just one reason Comedy remains the forward-looking jewel in Viacom Entertainment Group’s crown. This year the duo has viewer fragmentation top of mind. Along with proven side-splitters “The Colbert Report,” “Jon Stewart Show” and “South Park,” they sprinkled their latest midseason roster with new series from the likes of Nick Kroll and Ben Hoffman, plus “Roast”-ers Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer, and a healthy dose of stand-up. ?
Title: President, Viacom Entertainment Group
Number of Years in Cable: 31
Education: Emerson College
Title: President, Comedy Central
Education: BS, Northwestern University