Nine More APA Comedy Agents and Execs Join Mike Berkowitz at WME

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Mike Berkowitz

Former APA Agents Marcus Levy, Amy Lynch and Andrew Russell among those to make the switch.

WME has added nine more APA agents, executives and coordinators to its comedy touring team following the high profile exit of Mike Berkowitz from APA to WME earlier this month. 

Former APA agents Marcus Levy, Amy Lynch and Andrew Russell have joined the agency’s comedy touring team. They are joined by agents Danielle Esparza and Tommy Pucciani, formerly of APA, as well as APA’s former marketing director, Jillian Doyle and former financial director, Cara Nordberg, along with two coordinators.

Earlier this month, Berkowitz, a former APA partner and head of Comedy, announced he was joining WME as partner and would be overseeing the agency's comedy touring team. 

During his tenure at APA, Levy played a key role in the growth of the off-Broadway business for comedy clients, helping them to develop one-man shows, comedy productions and theatrical specials. His clients include Chris Gethard, Colin Quinn and Damon Wayans Jr.

Lynch has an integral role in the strategic planning and deal negotiations for all of Berkowitz’s major arena and theater tours and was previously a producer and promoter for comedian, celebrity and influencer talent including Lidia Bastianich, Theresa Caputo, Ina Garten, John Cleese & Eric Idle, Kian N JC, Archer Live, Tyler Oakley and Lilly Singh.

Russell previously led APA’s college comedy touring team, specializing in booking tours and brokering deals for clients’ stand-up specials across cable and streaming services. Russell continues to work with clients 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.

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