Kent Alterman is the president of content development and original programming at Comedy Central. Since rejoining Comedy Central in January 2010, Alterman and his development team have undertaken an ambitious launch of original programming, more than doubling the amount of original series on the air than at any time in the history of the network. Alterman also leads the brand’s Talent and Specials team, identifying and developing the next generation of comedy stars, which provide Comedy Central with the most extensive roster of stand-up series and specials in the industry.
Prior to his current position, Alterman had an overall film deal with Fox Film Studios. Before that, he directed and executive produced New Line’s feature film Semi-Pro, starring Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, and Andre Benjamin. From 2001 to 2006, he served as executive vice president at New Line, overseeing a diverse slate of films including the perennial Christmas hit Elf and multiple-Oscar-nominated films A History of Violence and Little Children.