Louis C.K. Reveals 7 Comedians to Watch

Two of them appear on the actor-comedian's Emmy-winning 'Louie.'

This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Maria Bamford
"She's deep, layered and hysterically funny," says C.K. of Bamford's self-deprecating humor.

Greer Barnes
The Bronx native recently was tapped to open for C.K. at Madison Square Garden.

Nick DiPaolo
A onetime C.K. roommate, DiPaolo recurred on Lucky Louie and Louie.

This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Marina Franklin

Franklin has done stand-up on Jay Leno's and Dave Chappelle's shows. 

Bobby Kelly
The Boston-born comic (a "huge talent," says C.K.) plays his brother on Louie.

Lynne Koplitz
C.K. calls her a Joan Rivers protege, and when she's onstage, he goes to watch.

Keith Robinson
Another Chappelle's Show vet, he often performs at Comedy Cellar.

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