WME Promotes Marisa Garcia and also Ben Shimmel to Agent in Comedy Department (EXCLUSIVE)
Marisa Garcia and also Ben Shimmel have actually been promoted to agent positions at WME, Variety has found out specifically.
Both Garcia as well as Shimmel are veterans of the talent company’s funny department and will remain to benefit the department in their new roles, sustaining the agency’s funny roster, which includes numerous of the sector’s leading skills, such as Amy Schumer, Hasan Minhaj as well as Jerrod Carmichael, who are all guest of honors at this year’s distinguished Just for Laugh’s Montreal funny event. Other WME clients consist of Kevin Hart, John Mulaney, Bill Burr and 2022 Variety Comics to Watch guest of honor Moses Storm.
In her brand-new role, Garcia will focus on real-time touring for the agency’s funny and electronic amusement roster. Garcia initially joined WME as an aide in 2019, and also was advertised to a planner for the comedy department in 2021 as a participant of the company’s student program. Before signing up with the firm, Garcia operated in NBC’s Page Prgram in 2017, as well as got her degree from Loyola Marymount University. She will certainly be based in New York.
Shimmel will certainly specialize in authorizing brand-new skill– with an emphasis on finding comedians from diverse histories, helping them establish their voice on phase– and also reserving clubs, movie theaters, colleges, gambling establishments and also other stand-up locations. Shimmel signed up with WME as an aide in the funny touring department, and was promoted to a coordinator in 2020, where he started to book colleges and also clubs.