Iliza Shlesinger is the comedian who won NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. To date, she has five Netflix specials, has hosted multiple TV shows such as “Excused,” “Separation Anxiety,” and “Truth & Iliza,” and created her own sketch comedy show, “The Illiza Shlesinger Sketch Show.”
If you like crazy characters, strange sounds, and great comedy sketches, she’ll be your next favorite comedian!
Best known for playing the laughable and lovable narcissist Gina Linetti in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Chelsea Peretti has also written for “Parks and Recreation” and "Saturday Night Live." She is a private person and likes to keep to herself.
That's probably why she eloped with her partner Jordan Peele when they decided to tie the knot. However, she still performs and writes regularly and loves making people laugh. Go check out her work, and you too will be rolling on the ground laughing!
Maybe best known for her interviews on the red carpet, Joan Rivers started her career as a comedian in 1959. She would perform in Greenwich Village alongside other greats such as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Woody Allen. She went on to win a Daytime Emmy for “The Joan Rivers Show” and a Grammy for her “Diary of a Mad Diva” Comedy Album.
While she passed away in 2014, her legacy lives on and still makes people laugh to this day.
Sarah Silverman has been performing comedy since 1992 and quickly got an opportunity to write and perform for "Saturday Night Live" in 1993 and 1994. While her time there was short-lived, she used it as motivation to write, perform, and better her craft. She eventually used that experience to write sketches for “The Larry Sanders Show,” which parodied her time at SNL playing ‘The New Writer", a new staff writer whose jokes are not used due to the chauvinism and bias of the male head writer.
Sarah has done many things since with comedy albums, TV shows, and activism. Next time you are looking for a laugh, check her out!
Amy Schumer has been doing stand-up since the early 2000s, but her big break came when she was a contestant on NBC's “Last Comic Standing” in 2007. Since then, Amy has performed multiple stand-up specials for Netflix, won five Emmys with her sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer,” and wrote and starred in her debut film “Trainwreck.”
Amy is also on the New York Times Bestseller list for her book “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” and has been nominated for two Grammys and a Tony award! There's no telling how far she will go, but at this rate, she could possibly get an EGOT in the future!