Michele Ganeless

Title: President, Comedy Central

Years in Cable: 25

Education: BS, Northwestern University


A year after Trevor Noah slid into the chair that used to belong to Jon Stewart, Comedy Central is keeping the funny coming under Ganeless’ forward-looking watch. In fact, the network put on its first-ever Upfront this spring, pitching its younger-skewing audience attracted to series like “Tosh.0” and “Drunk History” and new digital offshoots, like a slate of short-form programs for Snapchat. Additional new programs include two Kevin Hart specials, and comedy competition series “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.”


Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Veep”

Favorite charity event you work with: The Posse Foundation

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Professor McGonogal, to trick or treat with my daughter, dressed as Hermione

New favorite binge: “An Honorable Woman”

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Apple TV

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