The Hollywood Reporter Unveils Comedy Class of 2013
There are few touring comics for whom Wills, 50, hasn't booked dates. In fact, the Live Nation veteran has proved integral to the careers of such acts as Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Handler and Hart. Wills reflected on his year in stand-up:
Shows booked: 531 in 2012
Top revenue generator: Kevin Hart
Biggest breakout: Amy Schumer of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer (He puts Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell and Maron on his honorable mention list.)
Best places to discover talent: The Punch Line in San Francisco and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles
Most interesting thing happening in comedy today: "It used to be about waiting around for late slots at clubs, and you had to be on TV. Now, people are becoming famous off the Internet -- Rob Delaney is a great example of that. And because of the Internet, comics are finding audiences around the world. Kevin Hart sold out the O2 in London!"