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Some say that the best way to discover great new artists is to check out who other top artists like. So we’ve whipped up a list to help you do just that:

COMEDY NERD Christina Catherine Martinez is into Kye Kinane and his The Standups episode. The 2018 episode is her favorite piece of comedy to deconstruct, she says. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD Jenny Yang is a big, big fan of the people who make PEN15, it turns out. That means, specifically, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle - and she's also a big fan of Black Lady Sketch Show, among others. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD Jared Goldstein has a pretty long list of favorite comedians - not just one. It includes James Austin Johnson, Naomi Ekperigin, Alaska Thunderfuck, Bob the Drag Queen, and more, he says. CRACKED.COM


COMEDY NERD The 44th President said his favorite comedians are Dick Gregory and Richard Pryor. Well, Obama was on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, so he counts as an honorary comedian - anyway, that's what he told Marc Maron his favorites were. CRACKED.COM


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