UTA Expands Comedy Touring Division By Hiring Georgie Donnelly In London
– Georgie Donnelly
Strengthens UTA’s international comedy division in London
United Talent Agency (UTA) has hired comedy promoter Georgie Donnelly as an agent in its comedy touring division. Donnelly joins from Kilimanjaro Live, where she toured some of the biggest international comedy acts.
Donnelly will be based in London and will book and represent comedy acts internationally. The hire is part of an ongoing expansion in the division – in 2018, comedy agent Bjorn Wentlandt joined UTA’s London office from Avalon Entertainment.
Nick Nuciforo, head of comedy touring for UTA, said: “We are thrilled to have Georgie join our expanding global team. Her extensive and unique experience in promotion will be an invaluable resource to our team. She is a respected figure in the industry, and we look forward to working with her.”
Donnelly said; “I am absolutely delighted to join the team at UTA, whose roster of brilliant comedic talent is unparalleled in the industry. I cannot wait to work closely with market-leading artists and agents at the top of their game.”
Donnelly moves to UTA from a senior role as Head of Comedy at Kilimanjaro Live. She joined the company in 2016 and toured some of the biggest international acts in comedy around the UK, including Tape Face, Jessica Fostekew, Tony Law, as well as U.S. acts such as Jim Jefferies, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe and Amy Schumer. She is also recognised as a leading producer at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Previously, Donnelly lived in Australia where she worked for four years at Laughing Stock Productions, producing at every major Australian and New Zealand comedy festival with acts such as Felicity Ward, Demi Lardner, Chopper and Sammy J & Randy. Prior to the move, she began her career in the UK as an agent at RBM Comedy working with the likes of Miles Jupp, Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen.