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57668137Variety's 10 Comics to Watch list is a pretty good barometer for which comedians are on the verge of blowing up (not literally) to the big time, which is why I'm glad a lot of my personal favorite comedians were listed.

Since Variety didn't write one comprehensive piece listing all the comedians, but a different written article for each comic, I've assembled the list complete with links to the full articles:

  • Matt BraungerMatt Braunger just released his first stand-up CD, Soak up the Night, through Comedy Central Records (you can buy it on iTunes). He's appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Live at Gotham, and as a cast member on the last season of Mad TV.
  • Wyatt Cenac – If you're reading this blog, you are probably pretty familiar with Wyatt Cenac from The Daily Show. But did you know he also wrote for King of the Hill? He does a great deal of amazing stand-up around New York too.
  • John Dore – Canadian comedian John Dore created The John Dore Television Show for Canadian television. According to the Variety article, the show will be aired on IFC soon.
  • Donald Glover – Having just landed a role alongside Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in the new NBC sitcom Community, Donald Glover recently moved to LA. Before that he wrote for the first three seasons of 30 Rock. He also starred in and co-wrote the amazing Mystery Team, which I covered a while back.
  • Ken Jeong – If you don't know the name, you probably know the face, or quite possibly the penis. Jeong appeared completely naked in his role as Mr. Chow in The Hangover. He's been in Knocked Up, Role Models and like a million other films.
  • Nick Kroll – The UCB alum starred in ABC's shortlived Cavemen, but the series cancellation did not affect Nick Kroll's popularity. He's voiced characters on Sit Down, Shut Up and Life and Times of Tim, a show in which he also performs writing duties. He's currently co-writer a film with John Mulaney, which is set to star Tracy Morgan.
  • Ellie Kemper – Another UCB alum, Ellie Kemper produced some one woman shows, which inevitably lead to her current job, taking over Pam's receptionist duties in The Office. She is also famous for being in this NSFW Derrick Comedy video.
  • Aubrey Plaza – Aubrey Plaza plays the teenage intern in Parks and Recreation. She also starred opposite Donald Glover in Mystery Team. Next weekend, you can see her play Seth Rogen's love interest in Judd Apatow's Funny People.
  • Kristen Schaal - You totally already know who Kristen Schaal is. Not only does she play Mel on Flight of the Conchords, she also has taken on correspondent duties for The Daily Show. Obviously, like everyone else on the list, she's amazing.

Whew! So many funny people! Congratulations funny people!



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