Michael Clapham joins the Kilimanjaro Live team
(London – 1 February 2019) Kilimanjaro Live has announced a new addition to its promoter team this week with Michael Clapham joining from Perfect Strangers Comedy to replace promoter Georgie Donnelly. Clapham will focus on Kilimanjaro’s comedy events, promoting under the Kilimanjaro Live, Perfect Strangers and Rabbit Rabbit brands, including shows ‘in conversation with’ and the live podcast market – he brings over 6 years’ experience of promoting comedy events and adds to an already impressive comedy and spoken word roster. His previous work includes producing profitable runs at the Edinburgh Festival, programming the comedy at Bluedot Festival and co-founding the award-winning ‘Group Therapy’ brand as well as the first ever Manchester Podcast Festival in 2018.
Commenting on his appointment Michael said: “I’m extremely pleased to be joining Kilimanjaro Live, working on some incredibly exciting projects. I’ll be helping to develop the great work at Kili promoting the finest stand-up comedy shows and working with emerging talent across this growing industry”.
Stuart Galbraith added: “We are delighted to welcome Michael into the Kili family and particularly pleased to be working with someone with such an encyclopaedic knowledge of the comedy world! We look forward to Michael building on our huge successes of the past few years in comedy and developing further into the worlds of spoken word and podcast live entertainment”.
Georgie Donnelly leaves Kilimanjaro after three years with the team, to pursue a career as a comedy agent.
2018 saw Kili celebrate their 10th Anniversary as well as being the busiest year of promotions to date, with highlights including Jim Jefferies, Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and Tape Face, 15 stadium shows for Ed Sheeran, 2 stadium shows for Stereophonics and 10 additional outdoor shows which included dates at Kew The Music and Live at Chelsea. The team wrapped up 2018 being awarded ‘Promoter Of The Year’ at the Live UK Awards.