Known For: Stand-up, acting
Why You Should/Will Know Her: Comics being comics, it takes a special kind of self-deprecation for a stand-up to stand out. Emily Heller has that kind of self-deprecation, shooting spare, economical putdowns right at her own heart. Two examples, because we couldn't pick just one: "I was never bullied, which is strange, because I deserved it," and "I'm not going to be dying alone, there are going to be sooo many cats there." But it's okay, because she's got a sly way of implying that everyone else's choices are no better: "I like to say that I want to be single forever in front of my married friends. There's always one of them who will condescend, like, 'You can't know that you're going to want something forever.' You're right, that would be stupid of me to say that I know I'm going to want something forever, in my 20s. The only thing that might be stupider would be spending $50,000 to say it in front of everyone I know.'" Most recently, Heller joined the cast of TBS's Ground Floor for its second season, where she played a charmingly off nerd.
Watch: Heller's appearance on Conan, where she discusses the intricacies of filming a feline sex tape.