Recently, Seregina has pushed herself further in this regard (in a perhaps Andy Kaufman–esque way) through elaborate, yet very absurd and fun, staged interruptions during live shows with her frequent accomplice Kyle Mizono. Kerry Coddett performing on stage. Sign up for the Complex Newsletter for … A writer for Joe Pera Talks With You (including everyone’s favorite episode, the one that reintroduced us all to the magic of the Who’s “Baba O’Riley”) and consistently funny presence on Twitter, Licata’s approach embraces a chaotic awkwardness that you could say permeates much of our current media landscape, something that will only make him increasingly relevant. I was raised here. I know it's hard to tell because I'm not wearing a flag or a baby.” Andy Bening performing on stage at a comedy club in Hoover, Alabama. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. You’ve probably already seen some of Carmen Christopher’s work. This girl had eleven drinks. “My wife told me her celebrity crush, Harrison Ford… I got really jealous because I can't compete with that. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. Her unapologetic fearlessness onstage has taken her up the ranks through New York and now L.A. “A lot of people in Ohio don't realize that you can put all of your things into a bag and leave.” British High Court ruled they were right to call him a “wife-beater” for (allegedly) abusing Amber Heard. Below are 40 stand-up comedians who are “up and coming.” Some of these up-and-comers have been performing for a while, others are relatively new to the scene. Photo of Joel Kim Booster courtesy of comic's Facebook page. Thank you. 's Chelsea Lately, and The View. Often, Seregina will get delightfully meta in her performances by becoming a skittish version of herself with a Russian accent (she emigrated to America from Russia as a teen), doing impressions of herself doing stand-up, making her comedy like a very satisfying charcuterie plate. It didn’t take long for names from 2018’s list such as SNL’s Bowen Yang, sketch group Astronomy Club, forthcoming Adult Swim stars Three Busy Debras, and co-star/co-creator of HBO’s Los Espookys Ana Fabrega to break out. And while you might not recognize every name scrolling past the good-night hugs at the end of the show, you should remember these four, because they are responsible for some of our favorite sketches of the past few years, like the recent Joker parody about Oscar the Grouch (Seidell co-wrote it with Mikey Day), Kate McKinnon’s Debette Goldry sketches (co-written by Drezen and Green), and the Quiet Place parody “A Kanye Place” (co-written by Green and Gillespie), to name a few. SNL writers who reach this level of influence are often destined for success elsewhere — see Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider — and we’re looking forward to a lot more from these four. “You can't wear wigs and glasses together. Joel Kim Booster is a very funny stand-up. The drama between the Faddas and the Cannons is getting more complicated by the minute. Matt Jenkins is a talented writer and a side-splitting stand-up. Gabriel Iglesias 7. She said, ‘I can't condone that.' Certainly, his inclusion on the All Fantasy Everything podcast has cemented his wild, fun-loving, and open-minded persona to an ever-growing fan base. He has some demons and has done some bad things in his past, but now, he's all about making people laugh. This comic owns the stage and has a silky-smooth delivery. He has a sketch group called WOMEN, he hosts the podcast Terrified, he hosts the stand-up comedy show Good Heroin, and he told a story on Drunk History. She's a comedic force. Maybe you’ve seen her on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, Comedy Central’s The New Negroes, or The Tonight Show, but if not, you can learn what “T-shirt dick” is in the clip above. Perkins’s experience in Second City and ballet and even hip-hop dancing all seemingly combine for his wonderful stand-up, where he’s light on his feet and hard-hitting with his punch lines. She truly is a “bad ass bitch.”. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. “I'm not gay, but there's a whole high school that disagrees with that.” Paul Myrehaug performing on stage. “I run long distance because I so badly want to be the person that gets done and pees their pants.” Whether it comes from a humble fart joke or biting social commentary on the current state of our union, a good chuckle can do us a lot of good. He has written for several big-name publications including The Atlantic and The Guardian. He's supposed to be undercover.” Steve Gillespie's first comedy album is called Stever Fever. For that friendly reminder, we can turn to comedy, where diversification is actually happening, and new comedians of all races, sexual orientations, and gender identities are speaking out, about their own unique experiences and those universal ones that we can all relate to. Marcella Arguello performing on stage. Dave Ross is as busy as he is funny. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. She wants Han Solo and she ended up with an Ewok.” Which for those of you that don't know, that's code for ‘No, why aren't you white? Dave Bautista Is Basically Dog the Alien Bounty Hunter in, Here Are All the Costumes Celebs Wore to Their At-Home Halloweens, The gang’s Mississippi-crossing attempt is a reminder that. British funny lady Athena Kugblenu started doing stand-up in 2012 and was the BBC's 2015 new comedian of the year finalist. She’s on her own journey. Alexandra was born in Odessa, Ukraine. Nore Davis performing on stage. She's unabashed and says whatever pops into her head. Thomas has also made short films with his Power Violence gang and starred in the FXX animated series Stone Quackers. I don't know if it's magic or if it's like shipped in from Narnia.” Below are 40 stand-up comedians who are “up and coming.” Some of these up-and-comers have been performing for a while, others are relatively new to the scene. Log in or link your magazine subscription, Photo: Vulture and Photos by Youtube and Getty, The Comedians You Should and Will Know of 2019, Halloween Is a Competitive Sport and This Year Heidi Klum Won, The 50 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now, Actor Eddie Hassell Dead at 30 After Texas Shooting, Halloween Master Ciara Came Through Dripping Like Cardi B. Aziz Ansari They are hysterical. Much of his material is about his family and his experiences as a first-generation Russian Jewish immigrant. Any curmudgeons out there bemoaning the rise of PC culture in comedy likely haven’t heard the work of Martin Urbano. A direct recommendation from living comedy legend Chris Rock to the world might be all you need to get onboard with Janelle James. Twitter: @CarmChristopherLocation: New York. Photo courtesy of comic's Facebook page. Especially since I was throwing up at the time.” Then again, aren’t we all? The Best Female Stand-Up Comedian Specials to Watch Right Now Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! Hari Kondabolu performing on stage. Jarvis gives off an “aww shucks” vibe but his delivery is spot-on and his material is laugh-out-loud funny.