Bennett praised the channel's track record in supporting original British comedy and said that BBC Three also wants to support established talent trying out new ventures.
"We were the channel that brought to the screen Little Britain, Gavin & Stacey, The Mighty Boosh; I want us to be doing that again," Bennett told The Guardian, adding that Jack Whitehall's new sitcom Bad Education shows that BBC Three is "happy to look at people [who are] maybe a bit more established doing something new."
Bennett also explained a change in approach in terms of factual programming, saying: "Rightly we are not doing the more 'shocky' titles in factual, which were four years before I joined and shows what a long tail these things have.
"The 'F-off'-type titles did the shows a disservice because they were actually excellent documentaries and that totally coloured the way they were perceived."
Bennett also said that he thinks using the channel as part of the BBC's Olympics coverage "provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for BBC Three to recruit new viewers and persuade people - who may have thought different things - what we are about".
Watch a trailer for Bad Education below: