Everyone chooses their comedic preferences based on different things. Whether you like one-liners, dark humor or long witty stories, it’s all based on your personal likes. That’s why I can’t actually tell you if any of these guys are funny or not. That’s not what I am doing here. I am simply judging these comedians solely based on their appearance. As a comedy fan, I could care less what the comic looks like, of course – but however, as a woman, it’s certainly an added bonus if your feature act or headliner is a nice piece of eye candy.
10. JEFF DYE is a native of Seattle who hosted MTV’s American Idiot and starred in his own half-hour CC Presents special on Comedy Central. Jeff was a finalist on Last Comic Standing and has since then performed in 50 cities on the show’s tour. If you’d like to check out his comedy (as opposed to his stunning goof looks), Jeff’s album Welcome To My Brain is available now on iTunes. You can also follow him on Twitter @JeffDye.
9. ANTHONY JESELNIK specializes in dark, twisted one-liners. Most recently seen on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump, Anthony has also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, and his own half-hour CC Presents special on Comedy Central. Anthony’s debut album, Shakespeare, was named one of the best albums of the year by The Onion AV Club and Comedy Album of the Year by Punchline Magazine.
8. JULIAN MCCULLOUGH filmed his half-hour CC Presents on Comedy Central in 2009, hosted the 2-hour special 40 Funniest Fails currently running on VH1 and recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. A sharp dresser, Julian has also performed two original stories he wrote himself about his like on National Public Radio’s highest rated program. You can find out when Julian’s hotness will be appearing at a club near you on his website or follow him on Twitter @JulezMac.
7. SUGAR SAMMY is “comedy’s new rock star”, as stated by Askmen.com. This guy doesn’t even need jokes. He’s an Indian, born in Canada, who fluently speaks French and Hindi. If that’s not interesting enough, he’s opened for Dave Chappelle and George Lopez. His special on Showtime Arabia Sugar Sammy Live in Dubai has aired 14 countries throughout the Middle East. His other television specials include CBC’s Just For Laughs, CTV’s Comedy Now, and appearances on The Comedy Network in Canada and The Comedy Channel in Australia.
6. DANIEL TOSH hosts the high-rated Comedy Central TV show Tosh.0, which showcases Internet video clips. His mocking humor is described as “envelope pushing” as can be seen on his two Comedy Central hour-long specials Completely Serious and Happy Thoughts. Tosh is a regular guest on The Bob & Tom Show, most recently played a small role in the feature film The Love Guru starring Mike Myers and is one of the most followed comedians on Twitter @DanielTosh.
5. TOMMY JOHNAGIN has made four appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman plus a host of Comedy Central spots including Live at Gotham, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and his own half-hour CC Presents special. In 2010, he finished second on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has also appeared on CMT’s Comedy Stage and TBS’s Very Funny Stand Up Show. Gaze at Tommy’s hotness for yourself by checking his website for his upcoming club dates.
4. DANE COOK is a stand-up comedian turned actor who has starred in several feature films including Employee Of The Month, Waiting, Good Luck Chuck and My Best Friend’s Girl. His stand-up CD Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum. Dane also aired a HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD release Rough Around The Edges and a Comedy Central hour-long special Isolated Incident.
3. HANNIBAL BURESS is a stand-up comic from Chicago and currently resides in New York City. He’s appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. He’ll also be showcased in the upcoming documentary The Awkward Kings of Comedy. He isn’t really awkward though. Okay, sometimes he is. Hannibal currently writes for the NBC’s 30 Rock after a couple seasons with Saturday Night Live. You can follow him on Twitter @HannibalBuress.
2. LACHLAN PATTERSON is originally from Vancouver, now living in Los Angeles and is quickly becoming the most talked about stand-up comedians in North America. His first week in the U.S., Lachlan was picked to perform for Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham. Most recently, he won Rooftop Comedy’s Clip Of The Year honor and was chosen to perform at the prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival. Check him out at a club near you by visiting his tour schedule.
1. MARK PARRIS is a struggling Louisville stand-up comic who can be regularly seen taking bullets as an opening act at the Comedy Caravan. In between the rare gigs, he writes music, produces films and works as a graphics designer – but things are quickly turning around for Mark’s comedy career as the LEO Weekly recently pegged him as an “all-around renaissance man” with “porn-star good looks”. Visit his his personal blog or follow him on Twitter @MoMarkMoProblem.