Jon Thoday

Managing Director, Avalon

Jon Thoday is the joint-founder and Managing Director of Avalon, one of the UK’s leading entertainment companies. 

Since founding the company, Thoday has produced numerous ground-breaking television shows including: Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO/Sky Atlantic), multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime) and RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (BBC One’s longest running sitcom currently on air).

Avalon has offices in the UK and the USA, and is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group. In 2017 the company was named the number one ‘true independent’ television production company in the UK by both Broadcast and Televisual; the live arm has promoted more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier’s) than any other company; and the talent management arm has discovered many acts who have become household names.