You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Variety salutes 10 up-and-coming comics

Panel offers taste of individual styles

Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, Rebel Wilson, was making good on her one-to-watch status by shooting a role opposite Chris Colfer back in the States.)

By Friday afternoon, the number had dwindled to eight, as Chris D’Elia battled food poisoning. D’Elia’s absence gave his peers slightly more time to try upstaging one another during the unruly 10 Comics to Watch: Uncensored panel, which offered auds a taste of the up-and-comers’ individual comedy styles.

Recognizing that he was the oldest of the group, Tim Minchin (or “Papa Minchin,” as Pete Holmes sarcastically dubbed the 35-year-old musical comic) surveyed his wise-cracking cohorts and came back with, “Statistically speaking, two of you will be dead by the time you reach my age, so have some respect!”

More TV

  • HBO Snapchat Black Friday

    HBO's Black Friday Buy: A Snapchat Story Telling You to Stream Instead of Shop

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • Unfinished 'Doctor Who' Episode Is Finally

    Unfinished 'Doctor Who' Episode Is Finally Completed - 38 Years Later

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • Dish Network

    CBS, Dish Resolve Carriage Dispute

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' starring Jonah

    'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' Renewed for Season 2 At Netflix

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • Teen Titans Go

    'Teen Titans Go': Animation for All Ages Celebrates Major Milestone Ahead of Feature Film

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

  • Duffer Brothers Variety Facetime Interview

    Duffer Brothers on 'Stranger Things' 2 and What Scares Them

    Nine of the cut-ups featured on Variety’s annual 10 Comics to Watch list attended the Just for Laughs confab in Montreal, where “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig and “Modern Family” co-creator Steven Levitan were among the industry crowd to congratulate them at the Thursday evening cocktail party sponsored by partners at Cohen & Gardner. (The 10th, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content