The “Hollywood Reporter” has put together their second annual list of the most powerful people in comedy.
They compiled this year’s list by polling “industry insiders” and “mining data,” whatever that means.
There are 40 entries, but some include multiple people. They’re not all famous actors and stand-ups . . . there are also writers, directors, TV executives, agents, and producers. Here are the highlights . . .
Sacha Baron Cohen
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’s paired with “Veep” showrunner David Mandel
Kate McKinnon, who’s paired with her “SNL” co-star Pete Davidson
“SNL” boss Lorne Michaels
Issa Rae from HBO’s “Insecure”
Seth Rogen, who’s paired with his creative partner Evan Goldberg
The “Late-Night Hosts” . . . John Oliver, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, Conan O’Brien, Hasan Minhaj, and Lilly Singh
Hasan used to be on “The Daily Show”. Now, he hosts the Netflix show “Patriot Act”. Lilly is taking over Carson Daly’s time slot this coming September. Her show will be called “A Little Late”.
(HollywoodReporter.com has the full list.)