The 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn

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Chris Gethard @ChrisGethard:

Just on principle, we respect anyone with the wherewithal to put together an hour-long public access show on a weekly basis. Really, anyone. But especially someone like Gethard, who’s spent the past four years turning out episodes of his heartfelt, wonderfully scattershot Chris Gethard Show, first at UCB and later at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. More recently, the Greenpoint resident has been doing a lot of traveling—his memoir, A Bad Idea I’m About To Do, is being turned into a pilot for IFC—but he’s still a bit of an MVP of the local comedy scene, performing gigs like this September’s marathon Week At The Creek.


  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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