Mike Berkowitz is departing as APA’s head of comedy at the end of the year, and Jackie Knobbe and Max Burgos will be the new co-heads of the department, agency CEO and President Jim Gosnell announced today.


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“Jackie and Max are two of the best agents in the business,” Gosnell said in a statement, “Their creativity, tenacity and ‘unlimited’ approach to the careers of our clients will be instrumental as we continue to expand our footprint in the ever-evolving comedy arena.”

APA currently counts Tiffany HaddishLewis BlackLeslie JonesEddie Izzard and more among its clients.

Knobbe has served as senior VP of comedy since 2009 and became a partner in 2015. Burgos joined APA’s talent department in 2012.