Jordan Kerner's career as a television executive started long before he reached the network suites at ABC and Universal Television for NBC; it started in his Stanford dorm room.
The Just for Laughs comedy conference names Amy Poehler "Comedy Person of the Year." Other honorees include Edgar Wright, Mitch Hurwitz, Nick Kroll and Michael Cera.
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…
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."
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.
With Canadian sketch comedy troupe Picnicface on the backburner, one of its members is coming into his own.
A year ago, Brent Morin was reliving the horrors of high school as part of his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs festival. Things are definitely looking up for the comic.
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