LA Weekly names The Midnight Show, Cameron Esposito "Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013"
LA Weekly December 27, 2012
12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013
by Julie Seabaugh
Audiences may be more fractured than ever before, but they're also more loyal to performers who cut though the din to foster personal connections under the guise of humor. Here we highlight a few of the L.A. comedians who are taking originality, DIY mentality and creative vision to a whole new level, with picks from local industry and fellow performers.
The Midnight Show
Has a sketch group made it when their monthly show attracts such guest hosts as Fred Willard, Jerry O'Connell and Andy Richter? How about when its alumni include James Adomian, Josh Fadem and recent SNL castmember Abby Elliott? Or is it when improv purveyor Drew Carey presents a summer tour...the Denver date of which gets protested by the Westboro Baptist Church? Ultimately the more important names to know are going to be the ones you're probably not yet familiar with. Meet and memorize the dozen twisted talents behind The Midnight Show the first Saturday of every month at UCB.
TheComedyBureau.com's Jake Kroeger: "Chicago transplants like Pete Holmes, Kyle Kinane, Hannibal Buress and T.J. Miller are at the top of the comedy world right now. In that tradition, Cameron Esposito just relocated to L.A. and in addition to Just For Laughs Chicago, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and NPR's The Sound of Young America, she's been featured on several big podcasts including many episodes of Jesse Thorn's Bullseye. She's also taking the reins of Put Your Hands Together at UCB, filling the slot vacated by the legendary Comedy Bang Bang. Esposito's stand up is both truthful and delightful, leaving a smile on people's faces as big as the one she always wears."