If you can recite every line from Louis CK’s “Most Offensive Joke in the World,” seamlessly imitate Jim Gaffigan’s “Hot Pocket” voice, and explain personal banking in the words of Kevin Hart, it’s time for some new material. Check out these 7 lesser-known comedians who are about to explode on the scene — so you get bragging rights for discovering them first.
Zach Galifianakis’ doppelgänger specializes in the kind of in-your-face funny that’ll leave you laughing at the most inappropriate times. His Philip Seymour Hoffman vs Paul Giamatti sad-off will leave you in tears (of laughter).
2) Joe Lycett
For Joe Lycett, everyone is fair game to poke fun at — whether you’re suffering from ADHD or, really love cats — but his British accent makes it hard for you to feel offended.
3) Jake Weisman
If you want to feel better about your current state of affairs, Jake Weisman has all the self-depreciating humor you need to laugh at his life-crisis, as well as your own.
4) Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea plays semi-serious roles on The Town and Dead Boss, but this Irish comedian’s stand-up strikes a balance between sophisticated humor mixed and potty-mouth punchlines. She’s also hot. BAM!
Don’t let the side-mullet put you off — Cameron Esposito is punchy, fearless, and knows how to give it back to her hecklers — Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson among them.
6) Gary Gulman
Gary Gulman has cracked jokes on almost every late night talk show. His specialty? Finding the humor in everyday observations, from Trader Joe’s etiquette to lackluster major ad campaigns.
7) Noré Davis
Noré Davis takes his humor to a level that you never see coming until you’re there, laughing so hard you can’t breathe — from his evaluation of how Pixar does drama, to his ability to rack up a huge bill while ballin’ it up … at a hospital.