"I have been participating in Andy's New Talent shows for over 10 years now, first as a bringer and now as a guest. What keeps bringing me back are the enthusiastic audiences and quality of shows. Andy is the best at this stuff."
"Andy was the only person I would trust to showcase a young comedian who wanted to take their career to the next level."
New Wave Entertainment
Executive Producer of Last Comic Standing
"Whenever I wanted a new tape to send out to the industry, I would call Andy Engel about his New Talent show. He always puts together smart, enthusiastic audiences, and uses great recording equipment."
Co-Head Writer, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
Andrew Engel, the Director of New Talent at Gotham Comedy club, is now producing New Talent shows at Levity Live. These New Talent shows are the best opportunities for young comedians to get broadcast DVD’s that can start their careers. Whether you are established or just starting out these shows are the fastest ways to launch your comedy career for several reasons. All comics have the opportunity to receive a broadcast quality DVD which will function as your video resume. The funniest comics will be featured in industry showcases at Levity Live and at Gotham Comedy club as well.
Andrew Engel has been an established comedy producer in New York City for the past 20 years. Over the past 20 years, his New Talent Shows have become the premiere showcase for discovering and developing new comedic talent in New York City. These shows have become a rite of passage for many serious young comics in New York City.
Many national headliners started as new talent on his shows including, Jim Gaffigan, Ed Helms, Demetri Martin, Mike O’Malley, Lisa Lampanelli, Judah Friedlander and many others. Headliners who often drop by his New Talent Shows include: Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Rosie O’Donnell, Colin Quinn, Sherri Sheperd, Joy Behar, Robert Klein, Denis Leary, Caroline Rhea, Darrell Hammond, and many others.
Just this past year Andy has become the associate producer for David Brenner’s “Whats so Funny”. In addition he is a talent consultant for the new Ryan Seacrest/ Mark Cuban show “Gotham Comedy Live on AXSTV”. Recent attendees for showcases include representatives from: Comedy Central, HBO, Apostle pictures, CAA, ICM, William Morris Endeavor, Three Arts, Late night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late show with David Letterman, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The SXSW festival and many others. Andrew has also produced countless other comedy themed shows including “Funny Business” which combined A-list comics performing alongside corporate CEOs such as Carl Icahn, Barbra Corcoran, Donny Duetsch, Jerry Della Famina, Jim Lebenthal and many other titans of industry.
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Andrew founded and owns the Manhattan Comedy School, which is the official school of Gotham Comedy Club, where he also produces shows. Visit the school’s website at www.manhattancomedyschool.com.