The TIME 100, a list from TIME Magazine that features the 100 most influential people in the world was announced today and it actually featured a few comedians and writers.
Selected by other artists, TIME called Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Mindy Kaling, and Lena Dunham some of the most influential artists working today.
“He’s a brilliant comedian. A talented musician. A spot-on impersonator. Jimmy has redefined and recharged late-night television with a genuine excitement and energy that gets under your skin,” TIME said of Jimmy Fallon. Can’t argue with that as Fallon is poised to takeover The Tonight Show in 2014.
“He can interview a major star and be impressed and still cut the star down to human size with the deftness of a brain surgeon. He is the stand-up guy that young male viewers want as their pal late at night. He projects it because he is it,” TIME raved of Jimmy Kimmel.
“Lena’s power lies largely in her self-awareness and wit. Like all great comics, she has a joke ready to deflect any jeer,” TIME wrote of Girls creator, writer, and star Lena Dunham. Read the rest of this entry