Variety’s Comics to Watch 2016 Has James Adomian, Anthony Atamanuik, Cameron Esposito, Lauren Lapkus, and Roy Wood Jr.
Literally, you can watch a bunch of great things that all of these comics on Variety’s list are in already like Trump vs. Bernie, comedy specials on Netflix, Showtime, and Seeso, The Daily Show, and way more right now.
Variety’s annual big-to-do Comics to Watch list has a bunch of names of great comedy folks that, if you follow what we do here, you’re hopefully well acquainted with.
If you’re not, do a deep dive on all of the stuff we’ve mentioned above.
Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch This Year Include Nate Bargatze, Bridget Everett, Nikki Glaser, The Grawlix, and More
If you’re in or into comedy at all, you are probably watching all of these folks on the reg.
Kate Berlant, Nate Bargatze, Bridget Everett, Ricky Velez, Tone Bell, Nikki Glaser, The Grawlix (Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl), Flula Borg, Bianca Del Rio, Mega64 are all Variety’s picks for their annual Comics to Watch list.
From that lot, three have Comedy Central hour specials this year, one is a main contributor on Last Week Tonight, one has sold a show to FX, one was featured in Pitch Perfect 2, one trio has a show coming to TruTV called “Those Who Can’t”, and one has a show coming to Comedy Central called “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”.
So, you’ll have had and will have plenty of chances to watch all of these folks, which you should make sure you didn’t/don’t miss out on.
Watch Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch Showcase” From the NYCF
For this year’s New York Comedy Festival, Comedy Central featured in their “Comics To Watch” showcase some folks that we also think you ought to watch. Such comedians include Alex Edelman, Robert Dean, Jak Knight, Emmy Blotnick, Matt Ingebretson, Nate Fernald, and more.
You can watch the showcase taped live at Caroline’s in NYC right here.
Morning Debriefing 2/27/11
1) 10 Comedians You Need to See This Year [via Crave Online/Sax Carr]. Say what you want about who is and isn’t on this list, but enjoyed reading this versus Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch a few months ago.
2) New Open Mic Tomorrow: D’amore’s-Monday, February 28th. D’Amore’s Pizza. 8369 W. 3rd St. Between Sweetzer and Orlando. Sign-up is 8:00pm – 8:15pm, lottery shortly thereafter. Purchase required. They’re gonna do a special. 2 slices for $3 dollars! See you there! Hosted by Jason Helfgott.
3) The Big Trouble in Little Tokyo. Ro Delle Grazie. Heather Thomson. New Tequilas at the bar? You betcha (subject to change). Señor Fish, 422. E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA. This Tues. Mar. 1st.
4) Apparently, there is a “comedy scene” of sorts in Claremont. Investigation by the Comedy Bureau to come soon.
5) #Oscars and probably #banksy on Twitter will be watched by the Comedy Bureau on Twitter tonight. Rest assured, you will be entertained.
6) ON THE HORIZON
What’s Up Tiger Lily? Presents ON THE PULSE Showcase @ Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill Mon. Feb. 28th 8PM FREE
Merrill Davis and Friends @ Hollywood Improv Lab Sat. Mar. 26th 10:30PM $5
Pizza Party @ Puka Bar Thurs. Mar. 31st 9PM FREE
7) Tonight’s COMEDY CRAWL
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 7:30PM FREE
Powerviolence @ The Complex 8:30PM FREE
Top Story Weekly! @ iO West 9PM $5
Smug Shift @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5
Sunday Sunday Sunday-Oscars Schmoscars @ The Improv Space 9:30PM FREE
Deskpiece Nation @ iO West 10PM $5
8) OPEN MIC RUN
PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM
SUNSET GRILL 7439 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA/Starts 7PM/one item min.
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA/Starts 6PM/one item min.
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau