Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch For 2014

June 23, 2014


Variety has named its annual list of stand-ups, sketch artists and Web-based comedians to be honoured at this year’s Just for Laughs ComedyPRO. Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch cocktail reception takes place Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5 – 7 pm in the Pavilion Tent at the Hyatt Regency Montreal.

The list was selected bay a team of Variety editors based on extensive polling of the professional comedy community. The group will be profiled in the July 22nd issue of Variety.

The 10 comics are:

* Cristela Alonzo
* Pete Davidson
* Fortune Feimster
* Nathan Fielder
* Ron Funches
* Harvard Sailing Team (a nine-person sketch troupe comprising of Jen Curran, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Clayton Early, Faryn Einhorn, Katie Larsen, Adam Lustick, Billy Scafuri, Chris Smith and Sara Taylor)
* Grace Helbig
* The Lucas Brothers
* Greg Poehler
* Lena Waithe

Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch series spotlights emerging writers, actors, producers, directors, comics and cinematographers. The honourees represent a mix of stand-ups, sketch artists and Web-based comedians, each of whom writes and performs his or her own material.

Comics who have appeared on the 10 Comics to Watch list in years past include Jenny Slate (who starred in Sundance comedy Obvious Child this year), Rebel Wilson, Amy Schumer and half the cast of Silicon Valley: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani.

Follow this and previous year’s honourees on Twitter. Click to access ComedyPRO’s list of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch.

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