Seven of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch were on hand for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
10 Comics to Watch
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza. This…
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade. With this year's class, tales of debauchery in national parks, grunt work for Conan O'Brien and Looney Tunes erotica abound.
Before tackling standup, Emily Heller did her homework. She lived in San Francisco for three years after college, working for a comedy website, a job that allowed her the chance to obsessively watch…
When comedian Spoken Reasons (real name John Baker Jr.) found he wasn't landing any standup gigs, he took matters into his own hands, launching a YouTube channel.
Brian McElhaney, right, and Nick Kocher first found success with Internet sketch comedy as the duo BriTANicK.
Jenny Slate has done standup and sketch comedy, viral videos and Web series. She even did a season of "Saturday Night Live."
Somebody up there likes Dan St. Germain. And that somebody clearly has a direct line to Comedy Central's programming staff.
After three seasons of playing a chronic slacker on "Workaholics," Adam DeVine was hesitant about joining the cast of a cappella comedy "Pitch Perfect."
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.
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