We all love to laugh. In today’s hectic world, a little comic relief is a welcome blessing for most people. After all, it is impossible to feel like your day is going badly while you’re clutching your belly from laughing so hard.
Comedy is a bit of a cure-all. It is truly one of the great gifts of life, and people’s lives are improved and enriched because of it. In fact, I believe that comedy has the power to not only change people’s lives, but to change the world.
But all loftiness aside, great comedians undeniably have the ability to make you forget about your troubles, stresses, and worries. Under their spell you become completely immersed in an alternate reality, and taken on a ride engineered inside the mind of the comedian. I’m not saying comedians are sorcerors, but I am saying I’ve never seen sorcerors and comedians in the same room.
In my opinion, one of the most impressive forms of comedy is stand up comedy. There’s no other form of consumable entertainment that’s quite like it. To me, watching live stand up comedy is very similar to a mindfulness meditation; I become completely present to the moment. Seeing an outstanding comedian perform in real time is an experience that everyone must have!
When stand up comedians perform in my city, I go see them. But sometimes going to a show isn’t an option. When I’m in the mood to laugh but can’t go see stand up comedy live, I usually go straight to YouTube and start looking for stand up comedians.
I absolutely love discovering new and exciting talent on the internet. YouTube is filled with gifted comedians from all over the globe, and I’ve found some extraordinary gems that are too good to keep to myself.
This week I made two tremendous discoveries on YouTube. They are both standout talents, and deserve a look! You won’t regret it.
Without further ado, here are my favorite YouTube Comedians You Should Know About:
1. Elyse DeLucci
When it comes to stand up comedy, New York has long been known for harboring some of the best talent in the world. I’ve come across some really funny ones over the years, but I’ve seen a major resurgence in the level of comedic talent coming out of the big apple. Elyse DeLucci is a shining example of such talent.
The first video I saw was her “Live at Gotham Comedy Club” set, and it had me hooked instantly.
See for yourself: https://youtu.be/zq0BcWRk7ks
Elyse’s channel has other fantastic content as well, so be sure to check it out after you watch that video!
2. Amit Tandon
This is a different type of experience if you speak English, as you have to read subtitles to enjoy this. But don’t let that stop you! I assure you this guy is hilarious, and I’m glad I discovered his channel!
The first video I saw was his one about “Food Courts And Restaurants”, which you must see!
Look this guy up, you won’t regret it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article, and I hope you give the aforementioned comedians a follow! Long live comedy!