Jon Thoday

joint founder and managing director
Avalon Entertainment Ltd


Jon Thoday is joint founder and Managing Director of Avalon Entertainment Ltd, a multi-award winning comedy, entertainment television, factual television and talent management group with companies in the UK and US.

Avalon Management represents artists including: Frank Skinner, Adrian Chiles, Fiona Bruce, David Baddiel, Al Murray, Russell Howard, Lee Mack, Dave Gorman, Greg Davies, Chris Addison, Rob Delaney, John Oliver, Simon Brodkin, Richard Herring and Jenny Eclair.

Jon has executive produced numerous successful television shows including: the critically acclaimed Channel 4 sitcoms Catastrophe and Man Down, the multi-BAFTA winning Harry Hill’s TV Burp; the RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out; BBC Three’s highest rated entertainment show, Russell Howard’s Good News; the iconic Fantasy Football; The Frank Skinner Show; and, in America, the Emmy-nominated Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Comedy Central’s breakout hit, Workaholics.  Jon led the group into factual television with Grumpy Old Men/Women and Three Men in a Boat, while daytime shows such as BBC One’s Heir Hunters are now also made by production houses in the Avalon Group.  Outside of TV, Jon has produced countless major live shows including the groundbreaking Newman and Baddiel at Wembley, the first ever arena comedy show in the UK and the multi-award winning musical, Jerry Springer – The Opera.