The Comedy Bureau Field Report Ep. 45: Jessica Kelley & Managing the Spirit of Comedy

The hardship comedy has taken on during COVID-19 touches every single facet of the art form and industry. Yep, management has taken its knocks just like the talent that it represents. Thus, TCB’s Jake Kroeger zooms with Jessica Kelley of Avail Comedy who is one of our favorite comedy managers not only because of her lovely client list, but the fact that she was always out and about at shows almost as much as we were in the before times.

Jake and Jessica go over what she has figured out for her clients, the, for now, virtual audiences, and herself in the entirety of lockdown as well as what she has planned/envisioned ahead (spoiler alert: it’s actually encouraging). Also, “hot” takes on a new podcast about The Office, the first ABFF Comedy Festival, and Noah Baumbach’s exclusive deal at Netflix.

Find Jessica and everything she’s up to/putting on at or @availcomedy on Twitter and IG.

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Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT