Producer & Nonprofit Founder, Zero Platoon
Mike Henneberger describes his 20s as "Starting over, and over, and over..." Following the break up of a burgeoning pop punk band he started with classmates--what he calls the hardest break up of his life--Henneberger found himself in Corpus Christie, Texas with little direction. After packing up his van to make it in LA, a stint as a La Quinta security guard, and a year in the US military, Henneberger had gone through transformation after transformation. In his interview, Henneberger talks about the importance of reinventing yourself in your 20s and staying patient through it.
Mike Henneberger, a production coordinator at Comedy Central, won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Interactive Program for Night of Too Many Stars. He also heads the digital media department for Tosh.0 and Workaholics.
Hailing from Kingsville, Texas, Mike originally attended Texas A&M University at Kingsville with the intention of becoming a history teacher. Henneberger, however, dropped out after his sophomore year to pursue a writing career in Los Angeles. Amongst few odd jobs, Mike worked as a security guard on the set of Desperate Housewives.
After a stint in the army, Mike decided to finish college at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. After graduation, he got an internship at Comedy Central as a digital media intern at The Colbert Report.
Henneberger, testament to the benefits of internships, managed to secure a position in the digital media department at Comedy Central.
Mike recently founded a non-profit, Zero Platoon, which helps make the adjustment into military life a little easier with the help of touring musicians and other entertainers.