Tara Schuster is Senior Director of Development and Original Programming at Comedy Central. She is currently the Executive in Charge of Production for @midnight with Chris Hardwick, Another Period, and the upcoming Hood Adjacent with James Davis. She develops shows for Comedy Central with unique and diverse viewpoints. Before joining Development she was the Digital Producer of the Peabody and Emmy award winning, Key & Peele. She segment produced the President’s favorite sketch "Obama’s Anger Translator," and developed and produced the Emmy nominated web series "Vandaveon and Mike" which is now in development as a half hour series at Comedy Central. She was responsible for all aspects of digital throughout the series run, including YouTube where they have over a billion views.
Tara studied playwriting at Brown University under Paula Vogel and has had her work produced by Brown University and The New York International Fringe Festival. She continues to write and has recently had her comedic essays published in The New Yorker, HelloGiggles, and Thought Catalog. She is on the NextGen board of The Motion Picture Television Fund and is dedicated to giving back to the industry she loves.