Andy Engel is the founder/owner of the Manhattan Comedy School, and is the Director of New Talent at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live. He’s currently a talent scout for Gotham’s TV show “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXSTV.
Andy 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, Greg Giraldo, Demetri Martin, Mike O’Malley, Lisa Lampanelli, Judah Friedlander and many others. Headliners who often drop by his New Talent Shows include: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Ray Romano, Colin Quinn, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, and many others. He has developed relationships with many comedy gatekeepers over the years who often ask him who they should see. He often puts together industry showcases for them as well. Recent attendees include representatives from: Comedy Central, HBO, Apostle pictures, CAA, ICM, William Morris Endeavor, 3 Arts, Late night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late show with David Letterman, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The SXSW festival and many others.