It’s our favorite time of the year: Nope, not the superbloom or festival season, but our annual comedians to watch showcase.
Each winter, writer and comedian Jane Borden expertly curates a list of the 10 up-and-coming L.A. comedians you absolutely can’t miss this year. The list—which you can find in our quarterly print magazine, too—continues Borden’s annual Time Out tradition of spotting the city’s top comedic talent before they’re mega stars (we’re not exaggerating about that star part, either; previous picks include the likes of Nicole Byer, Rachel Bloom, Ron Funches and Thomas Middleditch).
On Friday, nine of our favorite comedians shared the stage at Dynasty Typewriter—which, side note, is just the best comedy venue right now—for an evening that included everything from ghost stories to LaCroix chugging. If you were in attendance, you were lucky enough to catch sets from Katrina Davis, Merrill Davis, Jared Goldstein, Nate Jackson, Casey Ley, Matt O’Brien, Atsuko Okatsuka, Natalie Palamides and Mo Welch (Ahamed Weinberg was unable to make it), as well as expert hosting duty from Jane Borden. Sure, we’re biased, but we thought the show was pretty amazing—seriously, where else can you see a lineup that large where every comedian kills it?
Check out some of our favorite moments below, and make sure to attend any stand-up show you see these comedians attached to.
All photographs by Kelly Dwyer.