TAG Taps Townsend For Comedy Division

Andy Townsend is joining The Agency Group’s London office, which is starting up a comedy division.

Townsend previously worked at Kilimanjaro Live, promoting and producing comedy spoken word shows and tours for comedians including Aziz AnsariKevin HartPaul HollywoodJake & Amir, and Red Bastard.

Prior to that, he was with PIAS Comedy in the U.K., where he acquired and released comedy content from artists including Jeff DunhamRussell Peters, Hart, Gabriel Iglesias and others, and was key in launching the PIAS Comedy international distribution network and “Comedy Station” YouTube channel

. “I’m bringing in Andy to complement what we are already doing in our very successful literary department and to enhance our eventual ambitions to move into TV production,” said TAG Worldwide President Neil Warnock. “These departments will all work together and will create the gravitas of what we do – authors will feed into to TV as will comedy writers. I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”