Marianne Ways has been producing live comedy and music events in New York City since 2003. Recently, she was hailed as a “tastemaker” and “one of the most important gatekeepers in Brooklyn’s fertile stand-up scene” by The New York Times. In addition to producing live events, Marianne runs MWAYS Productions—a comedy consulting, casting, and production company specializing in connecting a variety of clients with comedic talent.

Current clients and projects include Bonnaroo, HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, Montreal Comedy Festival, HQ Trivia App, Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins.

Production Resume

MWAYS Productions
Producer / Comedy Consultant / Casting Producer
New York, NY – 3/16 to present

Casting Credits: HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks Season 2, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Debate Wars for NBC Digital, HQ Trivia, Sasheer Zamata Party Time for Above Average, and multiple commercial and internal projects.

Bonnaroo Music and Comedy Festival
Comedy Producer
Manchester, TN – 4/11 to 6/18

Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla & Maeve Higgins
Brooklyn, NY – 11/17 to present

2 Dope Queens HBO Specials
Casting Producer
Brooklyn, NY – Season 1, 2017 and Season 2, 2018

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Live Producer / Series Executive Producer and Casting Producer
Brooklyn, NY – 10/12 to 11/17

Shouting at the Screen
Talent Booker / Producer
Brooklyn, NY – 8/13 to 2/18

Seeso Presents at SXSW
Talent Booker and Coordinator
New York, NY – 12/16 to 3/17

Soundtracks Live at Sketchfest
San Francisco, CA – 11/16 to 1/17

Debate Wars
Casting Producer
New York, NY – 4/16 to 8/16

The Gersh Agency
New York, NY – 12/14 to 3/16

MTV’s The State Reunion
Festival Supreme, Los Angeles, CA – 8/14 to 10/14

Union Hall / The Bell House
Talent Buyer / Comedy Booking Consultant
Brooklyn, NY – 8/13 to 12/14

How Was Your Week? LIVE! with Julie Klausner and Ted Leo
Brooklyn, NY – 10/11 to present

Official Comedy’s “Geeking Out” and “Worst Gig Ever”
Talent Booker
New York, NY – 6/13 to 12/13

Dailymotion’s Profound Minutiae at SXSW
Talent Booker
New York, NY and Austin, NY – 2/13 to 3/13
Guests include: Rob Zombie, Harmony Korine, Chloë Sevigny, Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Natasha Leggero, Alex Winter, Eugene Mirman, Reggie Watts, W. Kamau Bell and Janine Brito of “FX’s Totally Biased” astronaut Ron Garan.

My Damn Channel LIVE
Talent Booker
New York, NY – 3/12 to 12/13

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen
Brooklyn, NY – 7/10 to 10/12

Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler
Talent Booker / Producer
New York, NY – 12/10 to 10/12

Wainy Days Live
New York, NY – 5/12

Wet Hot American Summer 10 Year Anniversary Shows
New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY – 6/11 to 7/11

Fancy Meeting You Here
Talent Booker / Producer
New York, NY – 5/09 to 5/11

Bonnaroo College Comedy Tour
Talent and Sponsorship Relations
Various Cities, US – 4/10 to 5/10

Comedy Below Canal at 92Y Tribeca
Talent Booker
New York, NY – 9/09 to 9/10

Foster Entertainment / Puppetry of the Pen!s
Production Associate / Tour Manager
New York, NY and Canada – 8/09 to 2/10

Comix Comedy Nightclub
Associate Director of Programming
New York, NY – 5/08 to 4/09

The Onion
Events and Promotions Director
New York, NY – 1/07 to 5/08

Bobby’s Beautiful Bed and Breakfast for Super Deluxe
New York, NY – 11/06 to 1/07

Bro’in Out with Leo Allen and Tony Camin
Talent Booker / Producer
New York, NY – 11/05 to 8/07

Kevin Allison Sketch Writing Course
Teaching Assistant
New York, NY – 6/04 to 3/05

Wet Hot American Summer Midnight Screenings / STELLA at Fez
Event Coordinator, Production Assistant
New York, NY – 10/03 to 4/04


Bryce Jordan Center Arena
Marketing Coordinator
State College, PA – 10/02 to 8/03