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Sunday Conversation: Comedy Central's Kent Alterman

Sunday Conversation: Comedy Central's Kent Alterman

Kent Alterman's job is to bring the funny.

Alterman, the 57-year-old president of content development and original production for Comedy Central, helps oversee such hits as "South Park," "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report."

He's also leading the network through a major period of transition, as Colbert prepares to exit the network at the end of the year in a move that will shake up late-night TV yet again.

Amid all this activity, Alterman takes time out to discuss the loss of major talent, the promise and pitfalls of social media and his near-miss with Steve Carell.

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