The 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn


John Hodgman @hodgman:

In the mid-aughts it was like you couldn’t turn on a television without seeing this geek: on the Daily Show, on those clever commercials in constant rotation in which he was the PC and Justin Long was the Mac. Since then, he has become the ubiquitous comic embodiment of the American nerd, writing more and higher profile books and appearing on NPR, in the occasional film, and on television, like his recurring role on Bored to Death, all exploiting his knack for dry and intelligent humor.


  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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