50 funniest New Yorkers
The best comedians—and most hilarious writers and performers—living in Gotham, as picked by TONY.
Mon Apr 16 2012
One of our top 50, Kurt Braunohler, sums up the New York scene.
RECOMMENDED: Best comedy in NYC
Ambitious, loud, irrepressible, honest, impatient and rude; New Yorkers get called a lot of things, and certainly we all embody these qualities at one time or another. But we'd like to posit one more adjective just as ubiquitous (but much less recognized) in the makeup of those who make their home in our fair metropolis: funny. The writers, comics and storytellers on this list have met the grit and grime of this place head-on, and found ways to laugh in spite of it. Moreover, they've excelled (and, for the purposes of this list, continue to excel) at helping the rest of us find the humor in it as well.