Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Variety Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2011

Just in time for the Montreal Just for Laughs festival this weekend, Variety has unveiled its annual list of "comics to watch." It's a list that consistently features people you're about to hear a lot more from; the last couple of years' lists featured Hannibal Buress, Aubrey Plaza, Ellie Kemper, Garfunkel and Oates, Donald Glover and Ken Jeong, amongst others. Here are this year's honorees:

Jerrod Carmichael
Chris D'Elia
Josh Fadem
Pete Holmes
Thomas Middleditch
Tim Minchin
Amy Schumer
Rebel Wilson
Harris Wittels
Ali Wong

Tough to argue with any of those choices. Lots of very funny and very talented people in that list. Here's to all ten of them getting starring roles in major hollywood comedies because of this!

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  • Dirk

    Is it all right if I link to this great sketch Josh was in a couple of years ago? He played "Project Runway" contestant Christian and was funny as H.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caroline-Anderson/731041782 Caroline Anderson


    • Molly Ringworm

      @Caroline Anderson Foam Corner 4 lyfe. Harris Wittels is the best.

  • James Jewell@twitter

    Tom Segura's Comedy Central Presents special was the best I've seen of those.

  • http://twitter.com/petegaines petejayhawk

    I'm no comedy wonk or anything, but Tim Minchin as an up-and-coming "comic to watch?" That seems…tardy.

  • Steve Austine@twitter

    2 Aussies have made it! I though Tim Minchin had been around for years though! Congrats to Rebel too, she has cracked me up for years