Amy Schumer

Schumer gained attention on “Last Comic Standing” in 2007 when she placed fourth in the standup competition. Now, season two of her Comedy Central sketch show, “Inside Amy Schumer,” premieres April 1. You can also see the edgy comic live on her “Back Door Tour” or in one of her standup specials.

 

 

 

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

These two writer–performers, who hail from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) improv theater, have had quite the year. Their web series, “Broad City,” was not only turned into a critically–acclaimed TV show for Comedy Central, but also renewed for a second season. Amy Poehler, co–founder of UCB, is an executive producer of “Broad City.”

 

 

  Chelsea Peretti

Peretti stars as Gina Linetti in Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine–Nine,” which was the 2014 winner of the Golden Globe for best comedy series (despite the show’s relatively recent start). The one–liner expert is more than just an actress; Peretti also wrote for “Parks and Recreation” and “SNL.” Plus, she does standup (her half–hour Comedy Central Presents special debuted in 2011) and has her own weekly podcast, “Call Chelsea Peretti.” And, if Peretti wasn’t already cool enough, her brother is a co–founder of Buzzfeed.

 

Natasha Leggero

Leggero made waves as a relatively unknown roaster at the Comedy Central “Roast of James Franco” back in September. Since then, she started her own web series, “Tubbin’ with Tash,” where she interviews other comedians in her hot tub. Leggero is a frequent panelist on “Chelsea Lately” and is known for her affected, upper–class stage persona.

 

 

Jenny Slate

You may remember her from her season on “SNL” (2009–2010) and dropping the F–bomb on live TV, but that didn’t stop Slate’s career at all. She has recurring roles on “Parks and Recreation,” Showtime’s “House of Lies” and “Kroll Show,” where she plays Liz B., one half of the ridiculous advertising duo “PubLIZity.” Slate’s also the co–creator and voice of the viral “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.”

 


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