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Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

By | June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

It's that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety's annual "10 Comics To Watch" list. The trade publication...

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Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch revealed (Updated)

Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch revealed (Updated)

By | July 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments

One of the biggest events in the comedy world each year is Variety's unveiling of their annual 10 Comics To Watch feature. The issue is usually released during the last week of Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, which holds a cocktail reception for the newly anointed...

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Zach Galifianakis, Funny Or Die to be honored for digital content

Zach Galifianakis, Funny Or Die to be honored for digital content

By | September 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm | One comment

I’m so happy that legitimate television and film stars finally realize that the Internet is a wonderful place for comedy. Especially weird, edgy comedy – no FCC restrictions from the man, you know? Needless to say, it’s great that the Producers Guild of America is...

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Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

By | August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That '70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confirmed to play Bianca, a child of immigrant...

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Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

Variety comic-to-watch Thomas Middleditch lands role in “Hangover” scribe’s flick

By | August 9, 2011 at 11:59 am | No comments

Chicago-bred comedian Thomas Middleditch, recently named as Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" has landed a co-starring role in an upcoming movie, written by Scot Armstrong, who penned The Hangover Part II. This is Armstrong's directorial debut. Middleditch, a regular at the Upright...

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Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

Variety unveils its annual “10 Comics To Watch” list

By | July 27, 2011 at 10:10 am | 2 comments

We know how much everyone loves lists! On the eve of Montreal's New Faces showcase (starting tonight), Variety released its annual list of Top 10 Comics to Watch. Each year, Variety tends to be a great indicator of the industry's best young stars in the world of comedy. So let's...

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Patton Oswalt lands role in flick based on Dean Koontz books

By | April 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm | No comments

For years now, comedian Patton Oswalt has proven himself not only an incredibly inspiring and prolific performer onstage but also a versatile actor-- playing everything from depressingly hilarious neighbor on television (King of Queens), to an animated rat in a Disney...

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Just For Laughs: Video interview with Kyle Kinane

By | July 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | No comments

A few hours ago at Variety's reception for their 10 Comics to Watch, I got to chat with comedian Kyle Kinane, who was one of the comedians to receive the honor. Below is a video of that chat. Be sure to check out Kyle's album, Death of the Party. You can get it here and read our...

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