:: barb north

Producer, Talent Manager Barb North is a Managing Director of Brook Forest Entertainment, LLC.

The shorter half of the married writing, producing, managing, performing team of Barb and Steve North, the Barb began her career touring comedy and folk clubs with Steve and appeared on over 30 network and syndicated television shows in the late 70's and early 80's- before moving behind the camera. Writing and producing, the North's were Head Writers of the late 80's rendition of The Gong Show and wrote or produced for many others including Candid Camera, Make Me Laugh, Bachelor Party and Switcheroo. Additionally, they worked in development, created shows, and sold formats of shows they created in the expanding International market of the early 90's.

In 1992, the North pair created the successful home base for standup comedians at the L.A. Connection in Los Angeles, which, now in it's twelfth year, continues to offer private coaching, workshops and Industry Showcases for beginning and experienced comedians to have support, feedback and a safe place to grow.

In addition to her show biz hat, Ms. North is a certified mediator and conflict management/communication trainer and has been seen on several television shows including The Other Half and Conflict Line. More information on training is available on www.winwintraining.com.