Watching the Comics to Watch at the 2019 New York Comedy Festival

The “Comics to Watch” showcase at this year’s New York Comedy Festival proves that the talent pool has gotten younger and more diverse thanks to the digital comedy boom. Stand-up comedy not only has given rise to voices from all parts of our whole community, but also inspired kids to take up the microphone at younger ages, which means that even when they’ve put in their dues, they’re still quite young when they’re proclaiming themselves ready for their close-ups. Especially since they’ve oftentimes been playing to their own cameras (and online audiences) every day for years already. Not that...

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