We’re Hiring

Posted on 19 July 2022


Job Title:                     Corporate Bookings Assistant

Company:                    Avalon Management Group Ltd.

Location:                     London

Reports to:                  Head of Corporate Events


Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers, and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 100 countries; multi Emmy-winner, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), the network’s most successful entertainment show launch since 2010; Starstruck, a new sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); Flatbush Misdemeanours (Showtime), a new comedy series created by and starring Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso; Breeders, a sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); a new series of the iconic British satirical puppet show, Spitting Image (BritBox UK); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.

Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi-Emmy nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV), multi-BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.

As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.



The Corporate Bookings Assistant role based in the Corporate Department is an integral part of the department. Working closely with bookers and high-profile clients on both the Avalon and ARG roster, the role requires enthusiasm, strong attention to detail and a commitment to the overall aims of the team.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Events, the key duties of the Corporate Bookings Assistant are:

  • Processing all corporate bookings between clients and hirer from the point of confirmation, ensuring all agreed arrangements have been satisfied.
  • Invoicing hirers, ensuring prompt payment of invoices.
  • Logging when payments and contracts arrive.
  • Ensuring all necessary preparatory materials, including scripts, itineraries, and briefing documents, are sourced and checked prior to event dates.
  • Organising transport, accommodation, briefing calls and any other logistical requirements.
  • Collecting feedback on the artist’s performance.
  • Updating department website when necessary to keep biographies, headshots, and feedback up to date.
  • Assisting with the output of the department’s social media channels.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with both artists and bookers.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and work calmly under pressure.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word etc.)
  • A genuine interest in live comedy and entertainment, plus a willingness to attend events and gigs where appropriate and familiarise themselves with the artists’ current material.
  • Previous agency or industry experience; a benefit but not a necessity.


We are an equal opportunities employer and are keen to encourage applications from individuals from under-represented groups.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter to Elizabeth Mustapha at Recruitment@avalonuk.com


TV, Film and Streaming; Latest Avalon Artists’ Appearances

Posted on 17 September 2019

It’s not just Live gigs keeping Avalon and ARG artists busy at the moment, so here’s a round-up of where you can catch our clients’ latest appearances.

On TV, film and streaming online…

Chris Ramsey made his first appearance as a celebrity dancer on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, starting on Saturday 7th September on BBC One – we’re all rooting for him!

Dave Gorman will return to UKTV with a brand-new show, Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions ApplyOnce again Dave will be bringing his trusty screen along but now, in each episode, he will also be joined by three comedy guests. They will cast their eye over his latest modern world discoveries, compete in mischievous games and generally try to unscramble the baffling morass of non-stop information that surrounds us in the internet age.

Greg Davies is the Taskmaster and returned to Dave on Wednesday 4th September for a glorious ninth series of the TV show that bears his grand title. In one hand he brandishes his sparkling golden face-trophy, in the other sits Little Alex Horne, his ever-popular personal secretary. This series, the pair are joined by fellow Avaloners David Baddiel, Ed Gamble and Rose Matafeo, as well as comedians Katy Wix and Jo Brand.

James Nesbitt and Robert Bathurst continue film the much anticipated TV series Cold Feet (Series 9), which is due to air in 2020.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been nominated for Best Nighttime Talk Show in the E! People’s Choice Awards. Winners will be announced Sunday November 10th and votes can be entered here.

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner is the voiceover to ITVs new dating TV show Singletown.

Richard E Grant shoots on Dispatches from Elsewhere for AMC and his much anticipated appearance in the new Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode IX will be in cinemas from 19th December.

Russell Howard and his mum Ninette are off on brand new and unusual adventures in India, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. The highly anticipated fourth TV series of Russell Howard and Mum: Globetrotters premieres on Comedy Central UK in October.

On Amazon Prime…

Paul Chowdhry, Ed Gamble, Chris Ramsey and Flo and Joan all have fantastic 1 hour comedy specials online on Prime Video, streaming now. Later in the year, Jayde Adams and Rob Delaney will also have specials available – stay tuned!

If you’re looking for more than TV, Film and Streaming, check out our artists’ upcoming gigs and tours here.

Tours Galore

Posted on 10 September 2019

We’ve got new tours galore! Here are just a few of the exciting live shows coming up from Avalon‘s fantastic artists.

Don’t forget, you can get in touch to hire a comedian for your next corporate dinner or awards ceremony – just drop us a line.

Ahir Shah

Ahir will embark on a run at Soho Theatre from 16th September before his biggest UK tour to date begins on 23rd October with brand new show Dots, following a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Al Murray

The Pub Landlord will extend his tour ‘Landlord of Hope and Glory’ with 20 dates around the UK from October 2019.

Carl Hutchinson

Carl’s tour continues into 2020, with dates nationally until February 2020.

Chris Ramsey

Chris is set to embark on a brand new tour, Chris Ramsey 20/20 from 26th March to 5th December 2020, with over 40 dates, including a performance at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.

David Baddiel

David Baddiel returns to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.  The 52-date UK tour will start in January 2019.

Ed Gamble

Ed will perform at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 20th December on the final date UK stand-up tour Blizzard, which continues to run nationwide between now and December 6th.

Flo & Joan

The musical comedy duo are set to embark on a UK tour of their brand new show Before the Screaming Starts from 28th October.

Frank Skinner

Frank is back after four years, performing at 44 venues across the UK and Ireland starting on 13th September until 11th December – supported by the amazing Pierre Novellie.

Glenn Moore

Glenn is taking his latest Edinburgh show ‘Love Don’t Live here Glenny Moore’ on tour from now until the end of January 2020.

Harry & Chris

Comedy-Rap-Jazz duo are embarking on their 3rd national tour from October to December 2019

The Horne Section

The Horne Section’s tour continues into the Autumn with nationwide dates until December.

Iain Stirling

2020 sees Iain embark on his biggest nationwide tour to date with brand-new show, Failing Upwards.

Jayde Adams

Jayde is set to record the celebrated show ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’ as a special for Amazon Prime which will be captured in two performances at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 21st September at 6pm & 9pm, before embarking on a UK tour from 23rd October 2019 to 26th April 2020.

Jen Kirkman

US comedian Jen Kirkman is returning to the UK with her latest stand-up show Jen-X at Soho Theatre from 30th September to 5th October, before performing in Manchester on 6th October and touring across Europe.

John Kearns

This year, John Kearns embarks on his biggest UK tour yet, from 11th October and a run at Soho Theatre from 25th November, with the brand new show Double Take and Fade Away.

Jon Culshaw

Catch the last few dates of ‘Great British Take Off‘ in October and November.

Jonny and the Baptists

The musical-activist-comedians Jonny & The Baptists returned to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with Love Edinburgh and Hate Bastards and will embark on a 33 date UK tour this Autumn.

Kai Samra

Kai takes his solo Edinburgh show to the Soho Theatre Mon 21 – Sat 26 Oct at 9.00pm

Lou Sanders

Lou recently announced a UK tour of her brand-new solo show Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy from 1st October 2019 to 11th April 2020, including a fortnight at Soho Theatre from 28th October to 9th November.

Luke Kempner

Luke recently announced his new tour House of Faces; he is performing 24 dates nationally in October and November.

Matt Forde

Catch Matt’s sold-out Edinburgh Fringe show Brexit, Pursued by a Bear at the Southbank Centre on 6th October, and as usual at his monthly podcast show Political Party.

Phil Wang

Phil is set to embark on his biggest nationwide tour to date, starting with a run at London’s Soho Theatre from the 3rd -7th September, Phil will then perform 29 dates nationwide.

Rob Auton

Award-winning comedian and poet Rob will embark on his biggest tour to date from 1st February to the 29th April 2020, playing his new comedy/theatre/spoken word show over 29 dates nationwide.

Sophie Duker

Best Newcomer Nominee 2019 Sophie Duker will present the hit show Venus at Soho Theatre from 29th October – 2nd November at 20:45.

Don’t fancy going out?

Check out the latest Amazon Prime Comedy Specials from Paul Chowdhry, Ed Gamble, Flo and Joan and Chris Ramsey. Jayde Adams and Rob Delaney coming soon.

Avalon are the managers to the most successful and cutting-edge comedy performers in the industry. Together with ARG, the prestigious acting agency, we collectively represent an impressively varied roster of exceptional artists, many of whom are available to book for private and corporate events – from up-and-comers to household names. We place Avalon’s fantastic comedians, presenters and actors into commercial events: Gala dinners, Awards Ceremonies, PR Events, Product Launches, Private Parties – you name it, our artists have done it. To hire a comedian for your next corporate event, get in touch here.






Make a Good Impression

Posted on 5 September 2019

If you’re looking to hire a comedian, one kind of performer that never fails to delight at corporate events is the impressionist. Here we are shining the spotlight on a few of Avalon’s spectacular artists available to book for corporate events.  They’re a great choice for after-dinner comedy and hosting awards ceremonies because, if you book an impressionist, there’s always something for everyone.

Jon Culshaw

Hire Jon Culshaw

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s best known and most respected impressionists, Jon’s enormous cache of voices make him the ideal choice for any corporate comedy set or awards hosting. Whether he’s performing to a group of 15 people in a private dining room or to 2000 delegates in a top London hotel, his quick audience interaction and legendarily impressive stand-up material have made him one of the most popular comics on the corporate entertainment circuit. Off stage, clients report he is a firm favourite when it comes to dining with the corporate guests and socialising with them after the show.

One booker remarked; “Jon was great…delivered a brilliant performance – exactly what we wanted. A true talent and pro – very happy. He then stuck around with guests and was a real gent. We are delighted to have hired Jon Culshaw and he will be a tough act to better next year!”.

Steff Todd

A new and exciting face in the stand-up comedy world, Steff Todd exploded onto the Edinburgh Fringe scene in 2019 with her debut hour “Reality Check”. Her topical take-offs of entertainment stars and reality TV contestants regularly go viral, amassing over 1m views online.  The Evening Standard named one of her quips in their ‘Funniest Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe‘ and one reviewer commented, “ I have no doubt that Steff has a bright future ahead of her and Reality Check is an impressive debut”.





Luke Kempner

Rising star Luke has a background in musical theatre and a stage presence to match. Not only has he delighted audiences throughout the latest series of Love Island with his hilarious impressions and commentary, his solid material and quick audience interaction have made him a fast favourite with corporate audiences. Experienced at both after-dinner sets and hosting awards ceremonies, Luke has voices to suit audiences of all kinds – and will even teach a lucky delegate how to do impressions of their own on stage! A regular on TV and radio, and now on tour, one of Luke’s viral video ‘Downstairs at Downtown’ which featured a spookily accurate array of voices from the hit show Downton Abbey, served as the jumping off point for his first hit show “The Only Way is Downton”, which was described by the Telegraph as a “remarkable, tour de force… an hour of unalloyed pleasure.


And while we’re here, we couldn’t not mentioning the incredible political satirist Matt Forde! While Matt is best know for his cutting edge political satire, his Donald Trump impersonation is one of the most impressive in the business and he is regularly called on to delight corporate audiences of all kinds, combining sharp current affairs observations with brilliant impersonations. Matt’s other uncanny impressions include William Hague, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Prime Minister* Boris Johnson.

*correct at time of writing

To hire Jon Culshaw, Steff Todd, Luke Kempner or Matt Forde as the entertainment for your next awards ceremony, gala dinner or function, get directly in touch with Avalon, their official management.

Avalon are the managers to the most successful and cutting-edge comedy performers in the industry. Together with ARG, the prestigious acting agency, we collectively represent an impressively varied roster of exceptional artists, many of whom are available to book for private and corporate events – from up-and-comers to household names. We place Avalon’s fantastic comedians, presenters and actors into commercial events: Gala dinners, Awards Ceremonies, PR Events, Product Launches, Private Parties – you name it, our artists have done it. To hire a comedian for your next corporate event, get in touch here.

Stand-up Comedian Chris Ramsey Announces his Biggest Tour to date in 2020

Posted on 26 July 2019

Chris Ramsey New Tour

Comedian Chris Ramsey Announces his Biggest Tour yet!

Stand up Chris Ramsey is going on tour in 2020 and it’s his biggest tour to date – Chris Ramsey 20/20. The critically acclaimed stand-up and star of The Chris Ramsey Show, and Stand Up Central will be touring for over 40 dates from from 26th March to 5th December 2020. Chris has appeared on I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp (ITV2), Virtually Famous (E4)as well as performing on the Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Live at the Apollo (BBC1) and as a regular on Celebrity Juice (ITV2). Chris and his wife Rosie Ramsey recently launched a brand new podcast series – ‘Shagged. Married. Annoyed‘ which has now been downloaded over 4.5 million times.  This new tour follows the hugely successful sell out tour, Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out Of The House Tour. 

Check his website to see if he’s coming to a town near you – and don’t forget Chris is an excellent choice for awards hosting roles or stand-up comedy sets after-dinner. Drop us a line to find out more. Check out some testimonials from previous events on his profile page. Don’t forget to follow Chris on Twitter for the latest updates – and get news from across the industry from @Livecomedy.

This Week in Tweets

Posted on 11 July 2019

It’s been another busy week for the Corporate Team at Avalon HQ. We’ve had Rose Matafeo and Ed Gamble do Q&As for trendy media audiences and Paul Chowdhry hosting an awards for a whopping 1600 at the Royal Albert Hall. Chris Ramsey also brought the house down in the round at a hair and beauty conference. Jon Culshaw wrapped up the week with a fantastic ‘In Conversation with…’ loaded with impressions for delegates from the logistics industry.

Here is a snippet of some of the audience reactions, as told by social media.



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@iamchrisramsey who knew!!😂what a great day and evening at #wellabnl

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Had a wicked day yesterday at #IMFestival even had the bonus of getting my photo taken with the #Legend @edgamblecomedy 😀

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Episode 3 of Luke Kempner’s Alternative Lllllove Island has llllanded!

Posted on 4 July 2019

It’s the fantastic comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner with another episode of Alternative Love Island! Learn more about Luke and what he can bring to your corporate event here.

Don’t forget to follow Luke on Twitter too.

Getting Trendy…

Posted on 13 February 2018

Are you looking to deliver over and above the usual dinner and entertainment format for reward events this year? Why not host your very own comedy night for your staff and clients.


Last year, we noticed a growing trend in corporate events; forward thinking companies are asking more and more for mixed bill comedy nights. Shaking up the traditional format, you can give the bulk of the night over to entertainment with quick and easy bowl or street food replacing a traditional sit down meal and the all important Networking to follow.

We know committing your whole entertainment budget to one 20 min act can be nerve-wracking. By spreading the budget across a variety of acts and styles, you can efficiently ensure there’s something for everyone. We can supply two, three or even four acts, in addition to a fantastic MC who gets the audience on board from the word go and links the evening together.

Give us a call to find out more and make this Autumn the most entertaining yet.


Posted on 24 January 2017

A regular on the TV panel show and Live stand-up circuit, not the mention the Edinburgh Fringe, Carl Donnelly is a brilliant choice for an after-dinner comedy cabaret set at a corporate event. Carl’s story-telling, laid-back, hipster style would particularly appeal to a younger trendy crowd at an edgier event, such as marketing and digital sectors. Have a watch of his video and check out his biography here.



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Adam Hess is an up-and-coming comedian perfect for injecting some fast-paced humour into your corporate event. Whether you want an energy boost at the start of an awards or to finish your gala dinner on a bang, Adam’s high-energy style is spot on – video with a corporate audience below! Please click here for his biography.