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Chris Lander

Chris Lander

Head of Comedy Podcasts , Global

Chris’ career in comedy began at Avalon’s Live department; booking tours, festivals and running ‘The Comedy Network’ in clubs and gigs up and down the country. In 2010 Chris joined Phil McIntyre Entertainments and made the move into talent management and since then, Chris discovered and managed acts such as James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Sindhu Vee, Deborah Francis-White, Felicity Ward and Alex Edelman (amongst others). Since 2012 Chris’ clients amassed a staggering 11 x Best Show nominations and 5 x Best Newcomer nominations at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards (a record for an individual agent) and achieved victory in both categories in 2014 and 2017.

Chris has been an Executive producer on TV shows across multiple platforms including James Acaster: Repertoire for Netflix and co-creating the stand-up showcase ‘Live From The BBC’. Chris managed many podcast clients, including Elis James and John Robins, Deborah Francis-White (The Guilty Feminist) and Adam Rowe (Have A Word). Chris pioneered transferring podcasts to the live space by taking Elis James and John Robins on tour back in 2016. He went on to produce multiple UK and international tours for his clients as well as book deals, merchandising opportunities and TV opportunities.

Chris joined Global in September 2022 to oversee their Comedy and Entertainment output. He oversees ongoing hit podcasts such as My Therapist Ghosted Me, LuAnna, Spencer and Vogue and The Restless Natives amongst others. Since September Chris has overseen the launch of Alien Kidnap Club with Johnny Vaughan, Ghoul Guide with Rachel Fairburn and That’s Not What I Asked For with Jonathan Andrews. Chris has been working hard to expand Global’s Comedy and Entertainment slate and has many exciting projects in development, penned for launch in 2024!



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