Brillstein Entertainment Partners has promoted Jerilyn Novia from Coordinator to Manager. Novia, who has been with Brillstein since 2012, has helped organize its comedy scouting process and has spearheaded an initiative on identifying and signing comedic talent native to the digital space. She is credited with helping Brillstein expand its comedy impact this past year at various festivals, including the 2016 RIOT LA Alternative Comedy Festival and the 2015 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Working alongside Brillstein’s Alex Murray, Novia has been involved with such Brillstein-produced shows as Comedy Central’s @midnight and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser as well as TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show. She has signed clients including Martha Kelly (FX’s Baskets), comedian and TruTV’s Almost Genius host April Richardson, Wild ‘N Out’s Becky Robinson and several other comedy up-and-comers.