Mindy got her first big break as a writer for the mega-hit show “The Office.” Remember the iconic scene from where Michael freaks out and screams “NOOOOOO!” upon seeing Tobey? Yep, that’s all from Mindy’s brilliant brain. She also played Kelley Kapoor on the show where she made her hilarious debut with her on-again/off-again relationship with Ryan, played by co-star BJ Novak.
Since then, she has appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “40-Year-Old-Virgin,” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” She has also created two shows, “The Mindy Project” and “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix, AND penned a (best-selling, we’ll have you know) book, “Why Not Me?” She is truly one of the funniest people on Earth, and if you haven’t seen her work, go watch it immediately.
Whitney is a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer, and podcaster. But this wasn’t always so — initially, she went to The University of Pittsburgh in the pursuit of becoming a journalist. However, after graduating with her degree in journalism, she moved to LA and worked on MTV's “Punk’d.”
Since then, she has performed four comedy specials, created two shows, “2 Broke Girls” and “Whitney," and launched her podcast “Good for You” with her friend, comedian Benton Ray. She continues to push the boundaries of comedy and adds her own flair, which is unique and thought-provoking.
Tig Notaro is a comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actress. Her humor is deadpan and observational, which is a deadly combination for success. She has been nominated for multiple Grammys and one Emmy and loves to find humor in everything, even if it's dark.
She is honest and real with her audiences and has earned much praise for that throughout her career. If you get a chance, go see her comedy special “Happy to Be Here.”
Best known for playing the laughable and lovable narcissist Gina Linetti in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Chelsea Peretti has also written for “Parks and Recreation” and "Saturday Night Live." She is a private person and likes to keep to herself.
That's probably why she eloped with her partner Jordan Peele when they decided to tie the knot. However, she still performs and writes regularly and loves making people laugh. Go check out her work, and you too will be rolling on the ground laughing!
Maybe best known for her interviews on the red carpet, Joan Rivers started her career as a comedian in 1959. She would perform in Greenwich Village alongside other greats such as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Woody Allen. She went on to win a Daytime Emmy for “The Joan Rivers Show” and a Grammy for her “Diary of a Mad Diva” Comedy Album.
While she passed away in 2014, her legacy lives on and still makes people laugh to this day.