"We're a little different than our competitors in that we always think about awards as the result, not a means to an end. We love the recognition, but for us it's all about making great shows and if this happens we're thrilled. Our philosophy is make the best things we can possibly make and if these things come along, that's great."
A Manhattan native with an unhurried, laid-back delivery, Michael Che has quickly become one of the busiest figures on his hometown's comedy circuit. Read profile.
Comedy Central has tapped the "Workaholics" star to host its "Live at Gotham" replacement, "Adam DeVine's House Party," featuring short sets by up-and-coming standups. Read profile.
Since appearing at last year's Just for Laughs festival, Heller has found representation, performed warm-up for "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," appeared on "Conan" and landed a writing job on Fox's "Surviving Jack." Read profile.
With Canadian sketch comedy troupe Picnicface on the backburner, one of its members is coming into his own. Read profile.
Brian McElhaney, right, and Nick Kocher first found success with Internet sketch comedy as the duo BriTANicK. Read profile.
The "Chelsea Lately" panel regular made his late-night debut on "Conan" ("where I was a P.A. for three years") and landed a role opposite old pal Chris D'Elia in the upcoming NBC series "Undateable." Read profile.
Barry Rothbart may be a funny guy, but he's not joking when he says he auditioned for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" three times before realizing who the director was. Read profile.
Slate has done standup and sketch comedy, viral videos and Web series, including the crazy-popular "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On." She even did a season of "Saturday Night Live." Read profile.
After launching his own YouTube channel, comedian Spoken Reasons branches out on bigscreen in "The Heat." Read profile.
After a few years on the standup circuit, St. Germain lined up three projects on Comedy Central in rapid succession: His half-hour special aired in May, and he has sitcom "Hell Hole" and Web series "In Security" in development. Read profile.
Box Office: $208 million
Box Office: $219.8 million
DIRECTORS: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders
IN ITS FAVOR: There's nothing primitive about the production design in this gorgeously rendered prehistoric comedy, in which CG cavemen step outside their comfort zone into an eye-popping 3D world.