Television has changed drastically over the last several years. The Internet has allowed for networks to pluck content creators from relative obscurity and beam them into millions of homes. This isn't only true because more content is being made, but because networks also feel that they can now market niche programming more effectively.
In 2005, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was ordered straight to series based on a pilot shot on mini-DV. You don't have proper pop culture credentials if you don't know that Girls came to be largely because of Lena Dunham's film festival success with Tiny Furniture. Now, content is being poached straight from the Internet for television.
Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey's Anatomy and half the other shows on TV), has signed on to shepherd Issa Rae, who created The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, through the pilot process. Similarly, Amy Poehler has championed Broad City, the creation of New York comediennes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Their pilot is in the works at Comedy Central.
This got us thinking: Who are the other young, funny creators that need a shot? Some of the names we came up with you see every week on TV. Some you've probably never heard of. All of them are doing something you're going to want to get in on now, so you can say you were there before the Emmy buzz.
Here are 25 Funny People Who Should Have Their Own TV Shows.
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Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)
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