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!