Debi Allen, founder of DAA Management, is joining Curtis Brown as the agency acquires her company.
Allen will be joining Curtis Brown along with her co-agents Charlene McManus and Jess Molloy and their assistant Emily Harris.
Allen set up DAA Management in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience of working in the comedy and television business. Her clients include Sue Perkins, Bradley Walsh, Stewart Lee, Helen George, Dave Johns, Liza Tarbuck, Kerry Howard and Kevin Eldon. She also represents BAFTA winning writer and performers ‘People Just Do Nothing’ as well as up and coming talent such as Al Porter, Guz Khan, Bobby Lockwood and Jessie Cave.
Allen said: "I am delighted to be joining Curtis Brown and continuing my journey with my clients at such a fantastic agency. I have long admired Curtis Brown as one of the leading multi-service agencies, they are forward thinking and lead with a very personal hands-on style. I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and continuing to grow my clients’ careers with their help and expertise."
Jonny Geller, joint c.e.o. of Original Talent and Curtis Brown said: "Debi is the queen of comedy and represents some of the best talent in the business, so we were thrilled she chose to join Curtis Brown for the next stage of her journey. Her energy, experience and sense of humour will add immeasurably to the agency as a whole, and we look forward to welcoming her and her team and especially her writers and performers to CB."