Barry Katz

Barry Katz is an Emmy and Grammy nominated TV-film-record producer, podcast host, and talent manager who is universally known for helping launch the careers of some of the most extraordinary comedy artists in the business— including Dave Chappelle, Nick Swardson, Felipe Esparza, Bill Burr, Frank Caliendo, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Bill Bellamy, Anthony Clark, Wanda Sykes, Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Jeffrey Ross, and SNL stars Darrell Hammond, Jay Mohr, Melissa Villasenor, Jim Breuer, and Tracy Morgan.

Throughout his career, Katz has sold 37 out of 38 stand-up comedy specials he produced and has brokered over 100 television development deals, created 3 TV shows, and executive produced over 50 different specials, documentaries, reality shows, and scripted series including NBC’s Whitney, FOX’s Action, HBO’s Tourgasm, Showtime’s Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz, History Channel’s Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery, TBS’s Frank TV, Comedy Central’s Christopher Titus: Neverlution, the syndicated Bellamy/Tim Meadows/Jon Lovitz/Vivica Fox sitcom Mr. Box Office, and 7 seasons of the Emmy-nominated NBC series Last Comic Standing.