Participants

ERIN VON SCHONFELDT

Executive Vice President, Talent, Levity Live

With 25 years of experience, Erin Von Schonfeldt is one of the industry’s most preeminent comedy buyers and casting executives. Von Schonfeldt serves as Executive Vice President, Talent for Levity Live where she is chiefly responsible for identifying, booking and scheduling all comedy talent for 16 venues nationwide. Erin’s passion for stand-up comedy led her, naturally, to the doors of The Improv in 1991. She began her career as a Server and over the years worked her way up to Manger, General Manager and Regional Manager-overseeing all the California Improv Comedy Clubs. After years of valuable experience running club operations and watching countless hours of comedy, Erin moved to the talent booking side of the business. As talent director, she booked up to 30 clubs across the country, including the Improv’s flagship room on Melrose Ave in Hollywood. As EVP of Talent for Levity Live her responsibilities expanded to include booking multiple comedy festivals for HBO, TBS and the South Africa Comedy Festival as well as dozens of prime-time television shows for U.S., U.K. and Canadian audiences.