AMOCAT ANDY'S | Favorite Comedians!

by andrewjowett | created - 05 Mar 2014 | updated - 23 Apr 2014 | Public

They're my favorites. Do you agree? Who cares...you're the internet. But "you"! Reading the screen...do you agree?

1. Paul F. Tompkins

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Started out in stand-up comedy in 1986 at The Comedy Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman. Dropped out of Temple University. Moved to Los Angeles in 1994. Met actor Jay Johnston through their mutual friend, Adam McKay, and created a live sketch show...

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His wide range of characters (including his immensely popular portrayals of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Cake Boss, and legendary director Garry Marshall on Comedy Bang Bang!) fused with his infectious and charming personality makes this UCB & Earwolf performer the best Improv comic of the here and now!

2. Scott Aukerman

Writer | Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Scott Aukerman was born on July 2, 1970 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and Run Ronnie Run (2002).

3. Bo Burnham

Writer | Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham was born on August 21, 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Burnham. He is an actor and writer, known for Eighth Grade (2018), The Big Sick (2017) and Bo Burnham: what. (2013).

4. Amy Poehler

Actress | Inside Out

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first ...

5. Ben Schwartz

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series "Parks and Recreation." He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for ...

6. Matt Besser

Actor | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Matt Besser was born on September 22, 1967 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Matthew Gregory Besser. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Bad Teacher (2011) and Drillbit Taylor (2008).

7. Andrew Daly

Actor | Semi-Pro

Andy Daly was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and graduated from Ithaca College. He studied long form improvisation at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performed in numerous shows there, including The Real Real World and "The Swarm". Daly also appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy...

8. Andy Richter

Actor | Madagascar

Andy Richter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second of four children of Glenda (Palmer), a kitchen cabinet designer, and Laurence R. Richter, who taught Russian at Indiana University. He was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. His parents divorced when he was four. Richter attended the ...

9. Jason Mantzoukas

Actor | The Dictator

Jason Mantzoukas was born on December 18, 1972 in Nahant, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dictator (2012), The House (2017) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

10. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

11. Bill Hader

Actor | The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader was born on June 7, 1978 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Skeleton Twins (2014), Inside Out (2015) and Trainwreck (2015). He was previously married to Maggie Carey.

12. Nick Kroll

Actor | Sausage Party

Nick Kroll is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer, voice artist, and comedian. He is known for "Big Mouth," "The Oh, Hello Show," portraying Rodney Ruxin in "The League," and for creating and starring in "Kroll Show." As a film actor, Kroll has had supporting roles in "I Love You...

13. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

14. Bob Odenkirk

Actor | Better Call Saul

Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois ...

15. Jessica St. Clair

Actress | She's Out of My League

Jessica St. Clair was born on September 21, 1976 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for She's Out of My League (2010), Life as We Know It (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011). She has been married to Dan O'Brien since July 15, 2006. They have one child.

16. Doug Benson

Actor | The Lego Batman Movie

Doug Benson was born on July 2, 1962 in San Diego, California, USA as Douglas Steven Benson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lego Batman Movie (2017), You're the Worst (2014) and How I Met Your Mother (2005).

17. John Gemberling

Actor | Fat Guy Stuck in Internet

John Gemberling was born on February 1, 1981 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Fat Guy Stuck in Internet (2007), Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000) and Human Giant (2007).

18. Thomas Lennon

Actor | Reno 911!

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he was a member of the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State's hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination ...

19. Reggie Watts

Soundtrack | Prime

Reggie Watts was born as Reginald Lucien Frank Roger Watts. He is known for his work on Prime (2005), Creative Control (2015) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).

20. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

21. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

22. Donald Glover

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...

23. Paul Scheer

Actor | The League

Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, podcaster, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University. He starred on the FXX series The League (2009), The HBO comedy Veep (2012), The Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp...

24. John Mulaney

Actor | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

John Mulaney was born as John Edmund Mulaney. He is a writer and actor, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Documentary Now! (2015). He has been married to Annamarie Tendler since July 5, 2014.

25. Lauren Lapkus

Actress | Jurassic World

Lauren Lapkus was born on September 6, 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Jurassic World (2015), Crashing (2017) and Orange Is the New Black (2013). She has been married to Mike Castle since October 5, 2018. She was previously married to Chris Alvarado.

26. Paul Rust

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Paul Rust was born on April 12, 1981 in Le Mars, Iowa, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009) and Love (2016). He has been married to Lesley Arfin since October 17, 2015. They have one child.

27. Neil Campbell

Producer | Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Neil Campbell is a producer and writer, known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013), The Oscars (2016) and Rob & Big (2006).

28. Horatio Sanz

Actor | Bachelorette

Horatio Sanz was born on June 4, 1969, in Santiago, Chile, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of the Upright Citizen Brigade's founding members and performed with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe.

When he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) as a featured player at the beginning...

29. Seth Morris

Actor | The Dictator

Seth Morris is an actor and writer, known for The Dictator (2012), Cedar Rapids (2011) and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ (2016).

30. James Adomian

Actor | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

James Adomian was born on January 31, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as James Haig Adomian. He is an actor and writer, known for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Trunk'd (2014) and California's Lost Gold (2012).



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