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4 Comedians from the West Coast
Everyone knows that many great comedians originate in the East Coast. But, what about the Golden Coast? The Golden Coast, also known as the West Coast is a place that many fantastic comedians call home. So, to give you an idea of some of the comedic powerhouses that originate in the West Coast, we have created a list of four fantastic comedians from the West Coast.
The first West Coast comedian on our list is Gabriel Iglesias. If you don't recognize the name Gabriel Iglesias, you most likely recognize his comical name, Fluffy. Iglesias was born in San Diego, California. In 1997 Iglesias quit his job, at a cell phone company, to become a full-time comedian. In 2000 Iglesias made his television debut when he starred in Nickelodeon's All That. A few years later, Iglesias appeared on Family Guy, where we voiced an entire Mexican Family. Shortly after, Iglesias voiced identical twins on The Emperor's New School. Then, in 2009 Iglesias made his Comedy Central debut with his stand-up performance called, Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy. Two years later, Comedy Central produced the stand-up series, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution. Since then, Iglesias has performed many stand-up shows, as well as starring in television shows and movies. During his stand-up shows, Iglesias is most notable for wearing a Hawaiian shirt and poking jokes at his weight. Currently, Iglesias stars in his Fuse TV show, Fluffy Breaks Even.
The next West Coast comedian on our list is Andy Samberg. Samberg was born in Berkeley, California. In 2005, Samberg began creating YouTube videos with his friends, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. These sketch comedy videos became increasingly popular, as did his comedy website, TheLonelyIsland.com. Eventually, Samberg's videos and website gained an agent's attention, which led to Samberg joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Samberg was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012. During his time on the show, he performed a plentiful amount of skits, most notably; Lazy Sunday, Dick in a Box, Motherlover, and the Blizzard Man sketch. After leaving Saturday Night Live, Samberg starred in many television shows and movies, such as, That's My Boy. Currently, Samberg stars in the FOX sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The third West Coast comedian on our list is Adam Scott. Born in Santa Cruz, California, Scott emerged as an actor in the 1994 film, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles. During the early years of Scott's career, he primarily focused on movies of all genres. Some of the most notable movies Scott starred in are; Knocked Up, Step Brothers, Anchorman, Our Idiot Brother, and Friends with Kids. Then, in 2010 Scott landed a role as Ben Wyatt, in the critically acclaimed series, Parks and Recreation. During his time on Parks and Recreation, Scott also starred in; Comedy Bang! Bang!, Robot Chicken, and Drunk History. Currently, Scott is expected to star in a few upcoming comedy movies, as well as the upcoming HBO comedy series, Big Little Lies.
Finally, the last West Coast comedian on our list is Will Ferrell. Born in Irvine, California, Ferrell began doing stand-up in various comedy clubs. At first, Ferrell had little success. He soon learned that he was phenomenal at impersonations. So, he would frequently impersonate Harry Caray, a Hall of Fame baseball announcer. Then, he created original characters. This led to him getting a spot in The Groundlings. A year after Ferrell landed The Groundlings, he became a cast member of Saturday Night Live. During Ferrell's seven year run on Saturday Night Live, he was recognized for his many impersonations, such as George W. Bush, James Lipton, Ted Kennedy, and Al Gore. Ferrell was also recognized for his original characters, most notably; Morning Latte co-host Tom Wilkins, Ed the Horse's brother Ned, and a music teacher named Marty Culp. During Ferrell's time on Saturday Night Live, he also starred in many films. Some of his most famous roles were in; Elf, Zoolander, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Stranger Than Fiction, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. After his time on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell continued to make comedy blockbusters. Currently, Ferrell is set to star in many upcoming comedy movies.