Comedy Manager Olivia Wingate Joins Avalon Management


Comedy manager Olivia Wingate has joined Avalon Management and runs the agency’s New York office, Avalon announced Friday. She started in the position this week.

Wingate represents comedans including Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang! Bang!), Marc Maron (WTF With Marc Maron), John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Bored to Death) and Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers, Delocated).

"It’s great news that Olivia has joined us, and we’re very happy to be increasing our presence in New York," said Avalon USA president David Martin in a statement.

Wingate formed her own management company, Olivia Wingate Artists, in 2000, and last year brought her clients to The Artists Organization – which manages such musical acts as Soundgarden and John Legend.

Avalon’s client roster includes John Oliver (The Daily Show, Community) and Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords).  In addition, its television branch produces Comedy Central’s Workaholics and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and IFC’s game show parody Bunk.

"Avalon is a very unique, independent minded organization, and I’m delighted to be a part of it,” Wingate said in a statement.

The company also has offices in Los Angeles, London and Edinburgh.

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