At the beginning of the year, I made a list of comedians you should develop a crush on (comedy or romantic, your choice) and as I start mulling the list for 2014, I thought I should catch you guys up on what these lovely fellows have been up to in 2013.
Kevin Christy and Nick Youssef joined forces for a great new podcast on AllThingsComedy called Occasionally Awesome. Kevin's also been all over TV (including a current run on "Masters of Sex") and was featured as one of JFL Montreal's Fresh Faces. Nick's been killing it onstage around the country, touring with Bobby Lee and Jonah Ray.
Byron Bowers also took the trip to Montreal for JFL's Fresh Faces, has been out on the road with Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress and can be seen on Adam Devine's House Party. And I am especially fond of a new bit he's working on.
Andrew Santino... um, where do I even start. Ok, I'll keep it short and sweet. Mixology on ABC, Arrested Development, crushing it everywhere.
Fahim Anwar is the current reigning champ of my favorite bits ("kids packing their own suitcase" - I can't even type that without giggling), still crushing it all over the country, he's brought his character Lance Cantstopolis out onstage and is still making awesome videos with Goatface.
Yassir Lester is killing it onstage at some of the biggest shows in LA like The Meltdown and Comedy Juice, he'll be on your TV in an upcoming show I can't mention, and if you don't believe his joke about how he looks like every guy on TV right now, casting agents are now referencing him in their call sheets.
Last but certainly not least, the wonderful and amazing Jerrod Carmichael has been having a stellar year - out on tour with Tosh, filming the upcoming Townies with Zac Efron, writing and voicing a character on Lucas Bros Moving Company and there's plenty more in the hopper coming up.