Meet a Funny Person Newsletter

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Director Peter Atencio
25 November 2019

Peter directed nearly every episode of Key & Peele as well as the film Keanu and the upcoming Fraggle Rock movie.

Jamie Lee Comedian
18 November 2019

Jamie Lee is a comedian, author of the book ‘Weddiculous,’ and performer on shows like HBO’s Crashing and MTV’s Girl Code.

Comedian Jaboukie Young-White
10 November 2019

At 25, Jaboukie is a popular stand-up comedian, writer on hit Netflix series, and the Daily Show’s millenial correspondent.

Aparna Nancherla comedian
04 November 2019

Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and performer with regular roles on shows like Corporate, Crashing, and BoJack Horseman.

Esther Povitsky Comedian
27 October 2019

Esther Povitsky is a writer, comedian, and performer. You may know her from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her own series Alone Together.

Comedian Gary Gulman
21 October 2019

Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian you should know. He’s performed on nearly every late night show and his new special “The Great Depresh” is out on HBO.

Sonia Denis Comedian
14 October 2019

Sonia Denis has performed stand-up on Comedy Central and 2 Dope Queens, hosted a talk show for Refinery29, and written humor for the New Yorker.

Mike O'Brien SNL Comedian
07 October 2019

Mike O’Brien was a writer and performer on SNL, hosted the digital series 7 Minutes in Heaven, and created NBC’s A.P. Bio.

Kiran Deol
30 September 2019

Kiran is a writer, director, actor, and comedian you should know. She currently stars on NBC’s Sunnyside and co-hosts the Hysteria podcast.

Josh Gondelman
23 September 2019

Josh Gondelman is a writer on Desus and Mero, a standup comedian, and has a new book called “Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results.”

Bowen Yang
16 September 2019

Bowen is a standup comedian, writer at SNL, and will be joining SNL’s cast as the first Asian-American cast member in the show’s 45th season.

Ramy Youssef
09 September 2019

Ramy Youssef is an actor, writer, and comedian who talks about religion, politics, and culture through the lens of a millennial first-generation American.

Emmy Blotnick
02 September 2019

Emmy is a funny stand-up comedian and writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, @midnight, and Comedy Central’s The President Show.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
26 August 2019

Directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert create absurdly funny, bombastic visual music videos, commercials, and films.

Jacqueline Novak Comedian
19 August 2019

Jacqueline Novak is a comedian, author, and star of the hit off-Broadway one-woman show “Get On Your Knees.”

Michelle Buteau
12 August 2019

Comedian Michelle Buteau has had standup specials on Netflix and Comedy Central and stars in the upcoming BET remake of First Wives Club.

Joel Kim Booster Comedian
05 August 2019

Joel Kim Booster is a comedian, writer, and actor you should know. He’s performed standup on Comedy Central, Netflix, and late-night, and will be appearing regularly on NBC’s new sitcom Sunnyside.

Comedian Ron Funches
22 July 2019

Ron Funches is a writer, comedian, and actor you should know. He has performed comedy on Conan and the Tonight Show. And he’s appeared in numerous animated and live action tv shows from Bob’s Burgers to New Girl to Portlandia.

15 July 2019

Ian Karmel is a funny writer and comedian you should know. He is the co-head writer on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Julio Torres Comedian SNL
08 July 2019

Julio Torres is a writer and comedian you should know. He writes hilariously surreal sketches for SNL and is a co-creator of HBO’s Los Espookys.

Naomi Ekperigin Comedian
01 July 2019

Naomi Ekpergin is a standup comedian, writer on shows like Broad City, and host of the podcast Couples Therapy.

Joe Pera Comedian
24 June 2019

Joe Pera is a comedian, writer, and actor you should know. Watch his standup on Seth Meyers and Conan or his Adult Swim series “Joe Pera Talks with You.”

Emily Heller Comedian
17 June 2019

Emily Heller is a comedian, writer, and podcaster you should know. Check out her standup special “Ice Breakers” or her writing on HBO’s “Barry.”

Eugene Cordero Actor
03 June 2019

Eugene Cordero is an actor and improviser you should know. You’ll recognize him as a player in many of the best comedy projects of the last 10 years.

Amber Ruffin Comedian
27 May 2019

Amber Ruffin is a writer and comedian you should know. She’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Detroiters, as well as a regular guest on Drunk History.