About Glorious Management

Lisa White was born in Hounslow, raised just outside Staines, educated in Slough and studied Media at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. Clearly in urgent need of some glamour Lisa headed to Glasgow’s Mayfest in 1990 and discovered the world of stand up comedy. Working in press there led to a job in the Assembly Rooms press office and her love affair with stand up comedy and the Edinburgh Festival was born. After graduation Lisa was lucky enough to get her first job at Jongleurs where under the guidance and encouragement of club owner John Davy she was soon managing the Battersea venue and was instrumental in the setting up, opening and running of Jongleurs Camden Lock.

Three years later she set up her own talent agency Lisa White Productions specialising in writer performers with a strong emphasis on stand up comedy. During this time she was also associate producer on two series of Gas for Channel 4 a showcase for emerging and as yet undiscovered talent. She booked Mackenzie Crook, Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Fiona Allen, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Chris Addison, Jason Byrne, Brendon Burns, Neil Anthony and David O’Docherty amongst others. For most it was their debut TV appearance. Such was her success at spotting and signing new talent that she was invited to set up Off The Kerb West End to bring a younger client list to OTKP, start a corporate arm and revitalise the company’s Edinburgh Festival operation. During this time she worked with Peter Kay on his first series That Peter Kay Thing both as his agent and associate producer.

Lisa joined International Artistes two years later where she spent seven happy years before forming Glorious Management in January 2007. The cornerstone of the company is a passion for discovering and nurturing new talent and working with those artists to develop and establish their careers. The current client list is a mixture of just such new talent with more established artists with whom Lisa has worked for a number of years. Lisa works closely with all the talent across the entire media spectrum including the stand up comedy circuit, stand up comedy tours, tv appearances, tv warm up, corporate functions, theatre, tv castings, commercial castings, international festivals, writing for tv and radio and voiceovers.

Paul Howland was born in East London South Africa, and grew up in the lovely seaside town of Peacehaven, before moving to London in 1994 to study Building Management at Westminster University. Since then he has managed various bars and restaurants in London, helped run an independent record shop and worked as a DJ. None of this has prepared Paul for the world of comedy into which he stepped in June 2008 as Lisa’s right hand man.

Sophie Church has been a comedy agent for over 12 years and has managed the careers of many successful acts. She has now come on board at Glorious to head up the corporate event arm; managing all enquiries for Glorious acts alongside others. Having booked live performances for corporate events worldwide and having dealt with household names throughout her career she is in the perfect position to source and provide the best comedians and presenters for any corporate or private event.

Lisa is also supported by Chris Cole (accounts), Nick Frost (technical) and Sam Knowles at Rights.TV (legal).

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