Which Comedians Will Follow Pamela Adlon’s Lead and Fire Dave Becky?
An important detail to remember from the New York Times report about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct is the behavior of C.K.’s manager Dave Becky, a powerful Hollywood figure who represents many big-name comedians and produces some of the most well-known comedy series currently on TV and ... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
Managers break off from Levity Entertainment Group to form Mainstay Entertainment
Former Levity Entertainment Group president Norm Aladjem has split from Levity and brought three managers with him to form a new company called Mainstay Entertainment. Deadline reported the news first. Among the clients joining Mainstay: comedians Trevor Noah, Maz Jobrani and Rachel Feinstein. Levit... [Read More]
What’s the Difference Between an Agent and a Manager?
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
Comedy Central once considered reviving ‘Tough Crowd’ without Colin Quinn, possibly with Greg Giraldo
At last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, one of the highlights was Colin Quinn’s keynote address. It was less a speech than it was Quinn giving advice to the assemblage of comedians, agents, managers and TV execs. While he had the podium, Quinn mentioned that Comedy Central, ... [Read More]
Olivia Wingate brings her artists to The Artists Organization
Here's some industry news to chew on just as the comedy industry settles into Montreal: Olivia Wingate has just announced that she's no longer head of Olivia Wingate Artists, instead helping The Artists Organization expand into comedy management by b... [Read More]