Who’s the Funniest Man on TV Right Now?
by A Real Person on July 14, 2011
It’s Thursday, so who feels like a good ol’ Internet debate? I’ve been watching a crap ton of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia this summer — helped by the whole ‘it exists on two networks’ thing — and off the success of Horrible Bosses this past weekend (it’s tough to beat Transformers because we live in a world of idiots, but at least it trumped Kevin James), I decided to take a long walk through my neighborhood and attempt to hash out the answer to this basic question about Charlie Day’s potential place in the universe:
Who is the funniest man on TV right now?
For the purposes of this exercise, I excluded nary a soul — everyone is eligible, so long as you’re on a currently-active television show (that will be back in fall 2011) of any genre (funny people on dramas count, as do variety show cast members and cartoons) — and I believe Day may be cracking my personal top five. Also in there somewhere: Donald Glover, Joel McHale (two from one show, DAYUM!), Chris Hardwick (when the BBC show debuts, naitch), Jim Parsons (character makes the show), NPH, Nick Offerman, Aziz, and so many more. Yes, I also believe Sterling Archer may have a place here.
Who you got, nerds?