30 of the Best Comedy Agents in the U.S.

 

  
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To practice the craft of stand-up comedy, you're going to need gigs. And one of the best way to get gigs is to be represented by a comedy agent.

How does a new comic get a comedy agent?

Many comedy agents, and most of the ones listed below, accept submissions from nascent stand-ups looking for representation. Before submitting, its recommended that you have at least 40 minutes of quality material. 

Every agency has a different submission process, but all want to see you in action. So, you'll need a professional video showcasing a few minutes of your act—not a video shot on your buddy's phone.

It's a good idea to post your video online (so you can send comedy agents a link). Also, put your best material first. Agents are inundated with submissions. They don't have time to view your entire video.

If you're fortunate enough to get booked by an agent, make sure you're professional, pleasant, and reliable.  It's a good idea to perform for your specific audience, especially if it's a corporate or college show, not for other comedians.

Below, you'll find a list of 30 of the best comedy agents in the U.S. These agents made our list because they care about their clients and their comics. 

They hold stand-up comedy in the highest regard. Many are comics themselves.

Bottom line, being represented by any of the following could be a seriously big break for any new stand-up comedian. And that's no joke.

 

A to Z Entertainment, Inc.

800 South Gay Street
Suite 700
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929
(888) 655-4575
http://www.comediansandspeakers.com

Comedians Represented

  • Frank Caliendo
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Rita Rudner

Agents

  • Tammy S. Johnson
  • Marcy McDonald
  • Kevin Mize
  • Mari Sanders

A to Z Entertainment, Inc. is the alpha and omega of booking top comedians. While their headquarters are in Knoxville, they help clients all over the United States. This award-winning agency has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.  Their clients include Walmart, Sony, and Google.

 

Artists West Entertainment

Seattle, WA
(888) 512-4733
http://www.artistswest.com

Comedians Represented

  • Cathy Ladman
  • Emmett Montgomery
  • Greg Wilson

Artists West Entertainment books comedians for college, corporate, and cruise ship events. On the homepage of their website they list the accomplishments, awards, and accolades of the comedians they represent.  That’s what you want in a comedy agent.  AWE also books variety acts.

 

Blue Moon Talent

151 NC Highway 9 Suite B-251
Black Mountain, North Carolina
(888) 773-7730
https://www.bluemoontalent.com

Comedians Represented

  • Will Durst
  • Cory Kahaney
  • Tom Wilson

Blue Moon Talent represents a variety of acts, including variety acts. Since its inception in 2003, Blue Moon Talent has built a reputation for working with the best comedians. If you want to collaborate with BMT, make sure your act is polished.  Besides North Carolina, they also have offices in Denver and Salt Lake City.

 

Box Talent Agency

6305 Waterford Boulevard Suite 480
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
http://www.boxtalent.com
(405) 858-2263

Comedians Represented

  • Carlos Alazraqui
  • Cristela Alonzo
  • Anthony Clark

Box Talent Agency handles any size event, anywhere, and within any budget. They strive to give their customers the highest quality of service possible. Founded in 1987, BTA has offices in Oklahoma City as well as Dallas, Tulsa, and Las Vegas. Their website has an easy-to-follow form where you can submit your professional information.

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Clean Comedians

2121 West Imperial Highway E-411
La Habra, CA 90631
(714) 670-1929
http://cleancomedians.com

Comedians Represented

  • Taylor Hughes
  • Nick Arnette
  • Kerri Pomarolli

Comics who work blue may get a lot of press, but comics who work clean get a lot of work. If your act is sans dirty jokes, and inoffensive, consider working with Clean Comedians. They’ve been booking non-vulgar comics for corporate and private events since 1990.  Clean Comedians was founded by Adam Christing.

 

Coast 2 Coast Star Entertainment

11273 Lakeview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071
(954) 646-2278
http://www.coast2coast-ent.com

Comedians Represented

  • Pat Cooper
  • Sharon Daniels
  • Peter Fogel

Team

  • Stu Moss (President)
  • Roxana Marie (Vice President)
  • Tim Ison (VP Corporate & Concerts)

Coast 2 Coast Star Entertainment is one of the few talent agents on our list that doesn’t have an online submission form, or email address, for comics seeking representation.  They ask that you send your information via the U.S. mail—no joke. Apparently, C2CSE president Stu Moss reviews every submission.

 

The College Agency

7907 Stafford Trail
Savage, MN 55378
(651) 222-9669
http://www.thecollegeagency.com

Comedians Represented

  • Kiran Deol
  • Pete Lee
  • Ms. Pat

Team

  • Denise Wallace Heitkamp (President)
  • Craig Meitkamp (Vice President)
  • Sue Boxrud
  • Shawna McNamara


The College Agency books entertainers and speakers for college campuses and the student activities marketplace. If you're a comic seeking representation, TCA has a simple and straightforward submission form. Just visit their website. The agency is owned by Denise Wallace Heitkamp and Craig Meitkamp.

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Comedy Caravan Talent

P.O. Box 4129
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-5532
http://www.comedycaravan.com

Comedians Represented

  • Bob Batch
  • Keith McGill
  • Ryan Singer

Agents

  • Tom Sobel
  • Adam White
  • Chip Sobel

Comedy Caravan Talent used to be called “TSM Artists, Inc.”  Besides their new name, there are two things you need to know about CCT. One, they’ve been booking comics for nearly three decades.  Two, Tom Sobel is one of the few agents, in any entertainment field, whose word is as good as gold.

 

Crazy Wolf Entertainment

Hudson Valley, NY
(888) 889-2415
&
Beverly Hills, CA
(310) 499-0878
http://www.crazywolfentertainment.com

Comedians Represented

  • John Carfi
  • The Meatballs of Comedy
  • Teddy Smith

Crazy Wolf Entertainment is a renowned entertainment booking agent that specializes in musicians.  They make our list because they book a lot of comedians. One of things that makes this agency special is they allow new artists a free listing on their website. Obviously, CWE can remove entries they don’t like, but it’s still a great service.

 

Don Barnhart Entertainment

Las Vegas, NV
(702) 449-1763
http://www.donbarnhartentertainment.com

Types of Acts They Represent

  • Comedians
  • Hypnotists
  • Magicians

Team

  • Don Barnhart
  • Linda Vu (Producing Partner)
  • Robert Williamson (Agent)

Don Barnhart is not only a comedy booker, he’s also a comic that’s frequently booked (as well as a bunch of other entertainment vocations). Since he’s a comedian, he knows how hard it is to break into the industry. Don Barnhart Entertainment accepts submissions from comics looking for work. See their website for more information.

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Funny Business Agency

100 Grandville Avenue Southwest Suite 040
Grand Rapids, MI
(888) 593-7387
http://www.funny-business.com

Comedians Represented

  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Sinbad
  • Brian Regan

Team

  • John Yoder (Owner/President)
  • Jamison Yoder (College/Corporate Accounts)
  • Eric Yoder (Comedy Club Accounts/Booking)
  • Michael Yoder (Colleges/Internet Marketing/Promotions)

As you can tell by the names listed under “Team,” Funny Business Agency is a family-owned and operated business. Their submission policy for comedians is by referral only. Just have an established comedian, or a club owner you’ve worked for, send them an email. See their website for additional details.

 

The Grable Group

562 Natchez Bend Road
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 283-0039
http://thegrablegroup.com

Comedians Represented

  • Dave Coulier
  • Brian Kiley
  • Leanne Morgan

Tim Grable, founder of The Grable Group, has done just about everything in the entertainment industry, from being a booking agent to serving as a concert promoter. TGG books comedians as well as variety acts, speakers, and musicians. They specialize in the career development of their amazing pool of talent.

 

H2F Comedy Productions.

c/o Flappers Comedy LLC
102 East Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 845-9721
http://www.comedycasting.com

Comedians Represented

  • Dr. Craig Shoemaker
  • Kel Mitchel
  • Dat Phan

H2F Comedy Productions is Barbara Holliday. She’s a successful and revered talent manager, booker, and entrepreneur. Holliday and her H2F places the nation’s funniest stand-ups on a variety of stages including those belonging to clubs, churches, and cruise ships. H2F believes comedy is art and are on the vanguard of the L.A. comedy scene.

 

Hysterical Management

9411 Ledge Acres Drive
Macedonia, OH 44056
(330) 467-2387
http://www.comedydotcom.com

Comedians Represented

  • Bryan Cork
  • Grandma Lee
  • Marc Ryan

Hysterical Management has been in business for more than 20 years. Owned by comedian Carol Pennington, Hysterical books gigs for more than 1,300 funny people, and they work with comedy clubs in more than a dozen states. They also provide web hosting for stand-up comics.

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Innovative Artists

Los Angeles Main Office
1505 10th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-0400
http://www.innovativecomedy.com

Comedians Represented

  • Bill Bellamy
  • Alonzo Bodden
  • Jeff Dye

Agents

  • Ian Arougheti
  • Matt Bourne
  • Tamra Goins
  • Joe Flaherty

Innovative Artists is one of the nation’s premier stand-up comedy booking agents. As you can tell by the comics listed above, they represent big-time funny people. They also represent burgeoning comics. To get noticed, we suggest emailing one of the names above. You’ll find their email addresses on their website.

 

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Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates

11969 Ventura Boulevard 3rd Floor
Box 7409
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 769-9111

Comedians Represented

  • Tom Clark
  • Bil Dwyer
  • Judy Gold

Team

  • Cindy Kazarian (CEO)
  • Mark Measures (President)
  • Alicia Ruskin (Executive Vice-President)

Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates, or KMR, goes way back. The company was founded in 1957 by Jack Wormser. In 2002, they added a New York office. Today, KMR is regarded as the preeminent talent agency that operates on both coasts. Agent Stu Golfman is the point person for KMR’s comedy department.

 

KP Comedy

6711 Katella Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cypress, CA 90630
(866) 769-9037
http://www.kpcomedy.com

Comedians Represented

  • Guy Branum
  • Ismael Loutfi
  • Dulce Sloan

Team

  • Gina Kirkland (President)
  • Lily Henson (Director of Marketing and Communications)
  • Brian Regan (Office Administrator)

The tagline for KP Comedy’s website is “Providing the best comedians for college campuses nationwide.” If you contact them make sure your material is appropriate for college age comedy fans. Also, they’re not looking for comics with racist or misogynistic material. Don’t tell them you CAN work clean. Show them you can work clean.

 

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Larry Weaver Entertainment

Cherry Blossom
Durham, NC 27703
(800) 680-2769
http://www.larryweaver.com

Comedians Represented

  • Jerry Carroll
  • Joshua Lozoff
  • Lyndy Phillips

Larry Weaver is not just a tremendous comedy agent, he’s also a tremendous comic. He’s practically written the book on how to hire comedians. In fact, the name of his book is “How to Hire Comedians.” Since 1991, Weaver has been booking stand-up acts and funny speakers in 50 states and Canada. Checkout his website for a great article on when to contact an agent.

 

Laughter Has No Color

109 West 7th Street
New London, MO 63459
(217) 335-3338
http://laughterhasnocolor.com

Comedians Represented

  • Ashlocke
  • Michael Brown
  • Longhorn the Comedian

Laughter Has No Color is an extension of Elsenpeter Productions (Richard Elsenpeter) and a joint venture with Longhorn Comedy (Vernon Davis). Together, they are one of the most venerated talent agencies in the Midwest. LHNC list their comics in several categories including blue collar, faith-based, and motivational.

 

Metropolis Management

P.O. Box 1784
Newark, CA 94560
(877) 536 - 5374
http://metropolismanagement.com

Comedians Represented

  • Daphnique Springs
  • Daniel Simonsen
  • Trey Elliot

Agents

  • Bridget Callahan
  • Amanda Farnum
  • TC VanHooreweghe

Metropolis Management has been booking the nation’s top joke-tellers for more than twenty years. They also represent artists in the fields of theater, television, and movies. MM are always looking for new talent. Make sure your video has college appropriate material.

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Neon Entertainment

3577 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14225
1-800-993-NEON
http://www.neon-entertainment.com

Comedians Represented

  • T Murph
  • Renee Santos
  • Zach Sherwin

Neon Entertainment will do everything they can to review your submission and get back to you in two to four weeks. Their website contains a list of all the information they want from potential comics. NE is a great company to represent you. They’re well-respected and have been in business for nearly 25 years.

 

The New York Hysterical Society

P.O. Box 520
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(640) 470-5653
http://www.nyhystericalsociety.com/index.html

Comedians Represented

  • Greer Barnes
  • Bernadette Pauley
  • Rich Vos

The New York Hysterical Society bills itself as an atypical comedy booker. Besides helping their clients hire uproarious comics, they also (in regards to comedy shows) produce, promote, consult, and manage. If that wasn’t enough, they also run a stand-up comedy school. “New York” is in their name, but they book comedians all over the United States.

 

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Profusion Talent Management

1407 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
(347) 688-5404
http://profusiontalent.com

Comedians Represented

  • Leighann Lord
  • Steve Mittleman
  • Rondell Sheridan

To work with Profusion Talent Management, visit their Facebook page (mainly the “about” section) for a contact email. You’ll enjoy working with Profusion, their comics are frequently booked at colleges, comedy clubs, corporate events, and casinos. PTM has more than 30 years of experience in the comedy business.

 

Richard Lutz Agency

1301 Lincoln Mall, Suite 704
Lincoln, NE 68508
(877) 585-0005
http://www.lutzagency.com  

Comedians Represented

  • Henry Cho
  • Wayne Cottier
  • Mike Jones

If this agency becomes your booker, you can rest easy that they're not going anywhere. Why’s that?  In 2014, Richard Lutz Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary! RLA pays attention to detail and always works within their clients’ budgets. By the way, they have more than 500 clients and an office in Gainesville.

 

Roger Paul Inc.

1650 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 262-0008
http://www.rogerpaulinc.com

Comedians Represented

  • Alycia Cooper
  • Gallagher
  • Yakov Smirnoff

The main man at Roger Paul Inc. is of course Roger Paul. Paul has more than 20 years of experience working in the business of show. Another name you’ll want to know is Johnny DiNapoli.
He’s RPI’s comedy manager and head of talent development. In other words, he’s the guy that works with stand-up comedians, both established and on-the-rise.

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Sophie K Entertainment

214 North Lord Street
Southport, NC 28461
(212) 268-9583
http://www.sophiek.com

Comedians Represented

  • Asif Ali
  • J Chris Newberg
  • Baron Vaughn

Before becoming an agent, Kate Magill was a stand-up comedian and president of the Professional Comedians Association. Needless to say, Magill knows the business. Sophie K Entertainment is a full-service talent agency. They book acts for comedy clubs, colleges, and corporate events. Campus Activities Magazine nominated SKE for “Agency of the Year” five times in a row.

 

Summit Comedy, Inc.

2116 Baggins Lane
Charlotte, NC 28269
(800) 947-0651
http://www.summitcomedy.com

Comedians Represented

  • Jessi Campbell
  • Al Goodwin
  • Roy Wood Jr.

Summit Comedy, Inc. is one of the nation's largest suppliers of hilarious individuals to college campuses and corporate events. They also book comics for private happenings, holiday parties, and nightclubs. Summit Comedy first opened its doors in July of 1998. It’s currently run by Chuck Johnson.

 

Tapley Entertainment, Inc.

3498 North Belt Line Road
Irving, TX 75062
(214) 793-3133

Comedians Represented

  • Kathleen Madigan
  • Seth Meyers
  • Kevin Nealon

Tapley Entertainment, Inc. is a full-service entertainment booking agency that works with a lot of sidesplitting comedians. TEI schedules stand-ups, both regional and national, for corporate functions, private gatherings, and fundraisers. David Tapley, president and owner of Tapley Entertainment, is always looking for new talent. Their website has additional information.

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William Clare Entertainment

11580 Oakhurst Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 789-4594
http://www.williamclare.com

Comedians Represented

  • Joe Piscopo
  • Bobby Slayton
  • Tim Walkoe

Team

  • Gerry Cachia (President)
  • Dixie Schrecengost (Sales Associate)
  • Charles Coffman (Corporate Events Manager)

William Clare Entertainment has seen its comedians perform on Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime. Their staff is proficient and well-connected. To team with WCE, you’ll need to send your video link to Gerry Cachia. More details can be found on their website.



William Gold Entertainment, LLC

1016 Spain Avenue
Nashville, TN 37216
(323) 570-1590

Projects

  • Safe Space Comedy Tour
  • "TrumpGuy"
  • ManChat Show

William Gold Entertainment was founded by Dustin Gold. He's been called “the Don King of the political-impersonation business.” His creative agency is focused on innovative politically-themed entertainment. If you’re act is political, or you’re the spitting image of a famous politician, this is the agency for you.

 

 

There are always a ton of new and current national comedy tours going on at any given time, and we've got tickets for just about all of them! For instance, catch Gabriel Igelsias in any number of American cities, or you can see comedian Jeff Dunham on tour too. A few other top comedians who are currently touring are John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan and Rodney Carrington, and many others.

 

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