The 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn

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Eugene Mirman @EugeneMirman:

There aren’t a lot of people we know who can earnestly be referred to as “Brooklyn Comedy Kingmakers.” In fact, it’s pretty much only Eugene Mirman, who was crowned as such in a Wall Street Journal profile earlier this year. But legitimately so—he’s also the only comedian in the borough with an entire comedy festival named after him, the six-year-old Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which draws the likes of Kristen Schaal, Ira Glass, and Wyatt Cynac to shows at both the Bell House and Union Hall. With frequent appearances on Bob’s Burgers, Adult Swim, and Flight of the Conchords (as well as two Comedy Central stand-up specials under his belt) it’s fair to say he’s gotten big on the national level, but we’re still claiming him as a hometown hero.


  1. You forgot Sara Schaefer. She is the fucking greatest. I hope this mistake haunts you for the rest of your yuppie existence.

  2. This list is way too dude-heavy! Are there really so few women in Brooklyn who count as funny enough? The article should be called “The 42 Funniest Men in Brooklyn.” And no, I don’t have a sense of humor about this.

  3. Oh, please. Catie Lazarus is sort of funny, but she’s mostly exhausting with neurotic energy, endlessly complaining about being poor – while wearing designer clothing, traveling around the country, and living on a trust fund, and acting like she’s somehow entitled to earn a living from comedy.

    • So happy Catie Lazarus is on the list! She’s hilarious comedian and writer. Nedster, however, sounds like a bitter, uninformed douche.


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