WME agent Drew Welborn has joined UTA as a comedy touring agent to be based in the agency’s New York office. He will rep established and emerging talent for the touring biz well as in film, TV and digital media.

Drew WelbornAt WME, Welborn was an agent in the personal appearances department with a focus on comedy and digital talent. His clients there included Pete Holmes, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Grace Helbig, Cristela Alonzo, Jermaine Fowler, Hari Konbabolu, Mark Normand, Jo Firestone, Alex Edelman, Max Silvestri, Megan Gailey, Tommy Johnagin and Jak Knight.

Like fellow ex-WME’er Mike Esola, who also moved to UTA this week, Welborn started in the William Morris Agency mailroom. Now he joins UTA partner and comedy touring head Nick Nuciforo in the department; Nuciforo joined in March from CAA.