The Above Average comedy production studio has promoted executive Marc Lieberman to a new role that includes oversight of creative development and production of original programming as well as distribution of content through partnerships with networks and media companies.
Lieberman joined Above Average in 2013 as SVP, business development and production, and has been an integral part of the executive team for more than four years. His role has expanded along with the company’s studio division, and has partnered with entertainment companies including Comedy Central, go90, IFC, NBC, TBS, truTV and YouTube Red to create premium comedy content.
As president of studio, he will lead the company’s efforts to develop and produce a growing slate of programming both internally and for digital and TV partners. Lieberman will oversee a bi-coastal team of executives, including Josh Poole (VP, development), Caroline Chewning (director, talent and development) and Ally Engelberg (manager, development), with a new west coast development executive being added soon.
“Marc brings his impeccable taste in comedy and an eye for breaking emerging talent to this new role, along with an impressive track record of building Above Average as a premium brand in comedy,” said CEO Marc Hustvedt. “And this is only the beginning, with a strong line-up of head-turning projects coming out of our studio in the coming weeks and months.”