WME Takes More of APA's Comedy Touring Department
Five agents, two coordinators, two executives and support staff have followed head Mike Berkowitz, whose move was announced last week.
It’s Agency Comedy Exodus: The Sequel.
Following APA comedy head Mike Berkowitz’s leap to WME last week, five more agents, two coordinators, two executives and their support staff have also made the move.
Agent Marcus Levy specialized in booking off-Broadway shows and specials and had relationships with major theaters, casinos, colleges and comedy clubs worldwide. His clients include Chris Gethard, Colin Quinn and Damon Wayans Jr.
Agent Amy Lynch was a key member of Berkowitz’s team, strategizing and negotiating his major arena and theater tours and specializing in ticket, analytics and promotion. Before joining APA, she produced and promoted Pollstar worldwide tours for talent including Lidia Bastianich, Theresa Caputo, Ina Garten, John Cleese & Eric Idle, Kian N JC, Archer Live, Tyler Oakley and Lilly Singh.
In addition to leading APA’s college comedy touring team, agent Andrew Russell also booked podcasts and brokered road dates for YouTube gamers. His clients include Jake & Amir, The Lucas Brothers, Aidy Bryant, Nicole Byer, Deon Cole, Pete Davidson, Chris D’Elia, Ron Funches, Moshe Kasher, Norm Macdonald, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Brent Morin, Kumail Nanjiani, Christina P., Craig Robinson and Tom Segura.
Comedy touring agents Danielle Esparza and Tommy Pucciani also are joining WME from APA, as are the department’s marketing director Jillian Doyle and finance director Cara Nordberg, who will continue in those capacities at their new agency. Their support staff and two coordinators are following them to WME’s New York office.