23. Chris Gethard
Despite airing on public access, The Chris Gethard Show has attracted national critical attention. Before the show was televised, it was a stage show at UCB. Gethard recently outlined his extensive history with the theatre in a blog post addressing the recent conflict between UCB and some members of the New York stand-up community. Over the last five years, if there'd been a list of "up and coming" comic performers, Gethard has been on it. But it might now be time to take him off of those lists: Between his new book and a deal with IFC, it looks like Gethard has just arrived.