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 and celebrity talent.

Recent clients and projects include Bonnaroo, HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, The United Nations (yes, that U.N.), 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.


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

Current Projects
• US Talent Booker, Just For Laughs
• Talent Booker, Tig Notaro’s “Don’t Ask Tig
• Producer, Butterboy

Casting / Booking
• HBO’s 2 Dope Queens
• truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks
• Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Debate Wars for NBC’s Seeso
• Sasheer Zamata Party Time for Above Average
• HQ Trivia
Dailymotion’s Profound Minutiae at SXSW
My Damn Channel LIVE
• The Lincoln Project’s LPTV
• Podcasts: The Antidote, Live From Here with Chris Thile, Hey Mayne with Kenny Mayne
Absinthe by Spiegelworld Las Vegas
The Hook by Spiegelworld
The Empire Strips Back
• Official Comedy’s “Geeking Out” and “Worst Gig Ever”
• plus multiple pilots and commercial and internal projects

Television Producing
• Night Train with Wyatt Cenac – EP
• David Cross: I’m From the Future – EP
• Sasheer Zamata Party Time – Producer
• Jenny Zigrino: Jen Z – Producer

Live Events
• Associate Comedy Producer, Bonnaroo (2011-2018)
• Set Vetter, Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival
• Booker/Producer, New York Comedy Festival, SXSW, NY Magazine, Refinery29, Outside Lands, SF Sketchfest, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, MTV’s The State Reunion for Festival Supreme, Time Out NY & many more

Feature article in The New York Times: The Art and Anxiety of Booking a Hit Comedy Showcase (Cover of Feb. 22, 2018 Sunday Arts section)

The Gersh Agency
Comedy/Personal Appearance Agent
New York, NY – 12/14 to 3/16

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

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

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

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
Casting Producer
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

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