Numbering an unwieldy nine members, the sketch ensemble earned a national fanbase via slick online videos, including viral hit "Boys Will Be Girls," which numbers nearly 6 million views.
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Between seasons 1 and 2 of Comedy Central's "Nathan for You," its creator, Nathan Fielder, had some down time, during which he became unnaturally obsessed with psychics.
Selected by a team of Variety editors based on extensive polling of the professional comedy community, the 10 Comics to Watch will be honored with a cocktail party and panel at the Just for Laughs…
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Seven of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch were on hand for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
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."