- Posted by Action Catalyst
- On July 12, 2022
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- author, Business, comedy, entrepreneurship, executive, media, success, television
Writer and former media executive Art Bell talks about shifting from economics to comedy, creating and (barely) getting Comedy Central off the ground, turning around Court TV, pitching 3DTV to Victoria’s Secret and the Superbowl, the benefits of “intrapreneurship”, and how if you don’t get fired once in a while, you’re not doing anything interesting.
Art Bell is a former media executive best known for creating, building, and managing successful cable television channels. He developed the concept of The Comedy Channel (which became Comedy Central in 1991) while at HBO and served as both Senior Vice President of Programming and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Promotion. After eight years at Comedy Central, Art became the President of Court TV, where he was the guiding force behind one of the most successful brand evolutions in cable television. While at Comedy Central, he co-authored a comedy book entitled, “WEB SIGHTINGS: A Collection of Websites We’d Like To See”.
In early 2008, Art began consulting for the television and media business, but left consulting in 2017 to pursue writing. He has had several pieces published. His recently released memoir chronicles his experiences at Comedy Central and is entitled, “Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost my Sense of Humor.”
In addition to writing, Art plays piano and jazz drums.
Learn more at ArtBellWriter.com.
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