Variety has chosen its 10 Comics to Watch for 2015. The series recognizes standups, sketch artists and Web content creators, who will be honored at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in…
10 Comics to Watch
Though Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy confab extends for nearly the entire month of July — mostly for the benefit of French-speaking locals delighted by slapstick routines — for the last week of…
To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler's kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter…
Hailing from south Texas, Cristela Alonzo took a "huge risk" in selling ABC her self-titled show "Cristela," resulting in a "big first," as the Latina comic puts it. The sitcom stars Alonzo as a…
After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn't been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris…
Still not old enough to buy beer, Pete Davidson delivered his first routine at age 16 after hours of watching other comics on stage.
Growing up in Chicago during the early '90s, Lena Waithe watched "A Different World," which depicted the highs and lows of students attending a black college, and told herself that one day, she too…
On stage, Ron Funches' warm, teddy-bear persona and low-key, unhurried delivery and double entendres ensure that his deadpan R-rated zingers (check out his "Fuck Linda neck tattoo" and "Fat Pussy"…
When Grace Helbig and My Damn Channel parted ways, it felt like the end of "Daily Grace," Helbig's popular daily vlog. But it was just the beginning of bigger things.
Picture a droll, African-American hipster: black-frame glasses, scraggly beard, flat-bill baseball cap and loose-fitting hoodie. Now double it, and you've got the Lucas Brothers, Kenny and Keith.
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.