Marshall Berle

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Marshall Berle, nephew of Milton Berle, was manager of the Los Angeles rock bands Spirit, Van Halen, and Ratt. He is the founder and president of Laugh.com, a comedy record label.

Berle began his career at the William Morris Agency in 1960, signing the Beach Boys to a long term agency contract representing the band from the beginning of their career through 1965. During the mid 60s Berle went on to be the agent for Little Richard, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Spirit, Ike and Tina Turner, Taj Mahal, Rufus, and Marvin Gaye.

During the 1970s and 1980s Berle was in the personal management business. In 1977 Berle managed and directed the careers of Van Halen signing them to Warner Bros. Records and delivered to the label the biggest selling Rock band in the history of Warner Bros. Records. In 1982 Berle started up his own label with Mark Leonard called TimeCoast Records, a Los Angeles based indie record label. Time Coast signed Ratt to a record contract, along with The Alley Cats, and worked with The Surf Punks.

In 1994 Berle created his comedy website along with Robert Kohn. Other founding partners are George Carlin, Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, and Neil Leiberman.

Berle completed a development deal to create two Jerky Boys Apple iPhone and iPod Touch Apps with his client, Johnny Brennan, the creator and voices of The Jerky Boys. These two Apps are The Jerky Boys Pinball and The Jerky Boys Prank Caller.