Comedy Taps BBC’s Bernath


David Bernath has joined Comedy Central as senior vice president of programming.

Bernath had been VP of programming for BBC America, which announced Wednesday that it had hired former Comedy senior VP of programming Kathryn Mitchell to assume its newly created general manager post.

At Comedy, Bernath will oversee program scheduling, promotion scheduling and acquisitions, as well as playing a large role in the network’s long-term strategic planning.

He will report to executive VP and GM Michele Ganeless.