As we start to learn the names of those stand-up comedians picked for Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham tapings next month, we see a fairly definite pattern emerging from the early picks. To make it to Gotham, it seems, one must first have survived the battles of 2007’s Comedy Central Open Mic Fights.
That’s certainly one thread that ties these comics together: Nate Bargatze, Hannibal Buress, Erin Judge, Myq Kaplan, Shane Mauss, Rob O’Reilly, Baron Vaughn and Mike Vecchione.
The three other names I’ve heard confirmed — Owen Benjamin, Joe List and Matt McCarthy — all did one of the major festivals in 2007 (Benjamin at Aspen, List in Las Vegas, McCarthy in Montreal).
So that’s 11 comics. Who are the others? If you know, fill us in!
CORRECTED/UPDATED: One of the comedians previously listed above emailed me to say he hadn’t gotten confirmation from Comedy Central, so please continue to let me know what you know. Thanks.
UPDATED 3/6/2008! I’ve posted the full lineups for this season! Click here for Live at Gotham 2008.