Chris Noriega

Literary Agent, Verve Talent + Literary Agency | Represent! How to Land an Agent and Manager


While working in the finance industry in San Francisco, Chris spent his free time in comedy clubs and watching cult films (he’s seen The Big Lebowski over 100 times).  Chris decided to leave his job and pursue a career in entertainment.  After starting in the Gersh mailroom, the USC business school grad made the move to Verve in 2012 and was quickly promoted to agent the following year.    

He now counts showrunners Jim Margolis (PATRIOT ACT), Elliott Kalan (THE DAILY SHOW, FAKE NEWS WITH TED NELMS), and Tom Sheppard (ROBOT CHICKEN) as clients.  He also works with Sono Patel (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL), Mike Vukadinovich (KIDDING), Katherine Collins (LOST IN SPACE), Elizabeth Kiernan Averick (THE SIMPSONS), Michael Johnathan Smith (COBRA KAI), and Shauna McGarry (BOJACK HORSEMAN).  Additionally, Chris runs the agent trainee program at Verve.  He was named one of Variety’s New Leaders in 2018.    

He lives in Mar Vista with his wife and two sons.