Good old comedy-based television shows are getting the hype they deserve these days, especially with western networks encouraging fresh young minds to pitch new shows in networks like Comedy Central, NBC, the BBC and even IFC.
Even in international waters like where we are, the age of being able to get our hands on anything in the internet and even being able to see clip samples of the new stuff has given us the knowledge of these current existing rising stars of comedy.
Comedy classics like Monty Python, Saturday Night Live and many, many sitcoms might still be relevant, but new age ideas are coming to life, and these are the ones that you should not miss out on.
FRED ARMISEN AND CARRIE BROWNSTEIN of PORTLANDIA
Fred Armisen was a prominent and strange member of Saturday Night Live, Carrie Brownstein was a 90s cult music icon. The two joining forces and creating a popular cult sketch show in the modern era seems so surreal it’s actually perfect.
“Portlandia” is a sketch show they base in a real place in Oregon, U.S. called Portland, which has a nationwide reputation of being infested by hipster young adults and culture, and the show pokes fun at the city itself.
But the culture and nature of the characters they have created in “Portlandia” are relatable all over the world, as they can relate to the outrageous modern youth culture.
ABBI JACOBSON AND ILANA GLAZER of BROAD CITY
The delightful best friend duo is only going through their first season, and they have already scored themselves a season renewal. The Amy Poehler-produced “Broad City”features Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, two young adults in New York City getting through their lives.
The show is often described as a lighthearted and a more real-life version of “Girls”, and they might be competing against other new shows out there with mostly male stars, they still rock their own voice and aren’t afraid to get dirty.
BLAKE ANDERSON, ADAM DEVINE AND ANDERS HOLM of WORKAHOLICS
“Workaholics” is described as an unconventional and honestly hilarious sitcom, which feature the stars as drug loving, alcoholic young males who work as corporate telemarketers. Their one liners can be unbelievably iconic and they already have a massive following.
The stars including Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm are so popular within the comedy community, they have already ventured in projects outside their start off point. Devine has starred in “Pitch Perfect”, Anderson has given his voice to the film “Epic” and Holm was a guest star as a recurring character in “The Mindy Project”.
NICK KROLL of KROLL SHOW
He might not be fairly new to the comedy scene, because he’s been around as a good friend to lots of comedy greats like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel amongst many others and has been in a lot of minor roles but these days, he stars in the popular Kroll Show to show off what he does best.
With his show and his slew of characters like Liz in Publizity, and Bobby Bottleservice, his weird but oddly endearing characters and his sense of humour has no longer given him more minor roles, and he’s one of the now major faces of modern comedy.