A new agency representing comedic talent is being co-formed by DLT Entertainment, the company that owns the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.
Called Blue Book Artist Management, it will represent acts such as Micky Flanagan and Mark Watson.
According to DLT, its Shaftesbury Theatre will “come into play” as part of the venture.
DLT Entertainment has joined forces with Christian Knowles, a comedy promoter and manager, to launch the agency.
Knowles’ former company, CKP, was founded in 2001, and was acquired by Intertalent Rights Group three years ago. Knowles has now left that company, which agent Stuart Piper also recently left after 13 years.
Knowles will run the company as managing director. with DLT owning “a significant stake” in the agency.
The agency marks DLT Entertainment’s expansion into talent representation, and will sit alongside its existing firm, the Galton Agency. DLT has also invested in the Soho Agency and Milburn Browning Associates.
DLT Entertainment president Donald Taffner Jr, who will sit on the agency’s board, said the agency represented a “signifiant, albeit natural, next step for DLT”.
“With the addition of some of the UK’s most high-profile comedy stars to our roster, we look forward to fostering collaborative relationships across the business and beyond to create exciting opportunities for the client, for the agency, and for DLT,” he added.