If you're a comedian who wants to write for a late-night comedy show—and make a nice, lucrative living doing it—apparently the place to go is Chelsea Lately. Say what you will about Chelsea Handler, but the boozy, brassy blonde is selfless when it comes to giving her gag writers screen time, placing her funniest scribes in the nightly pop culture panel that has became a staple of the show. Some of the writers have gotten book deals, following their boss's lead and writing funny yet revealing books of their own. Others go around the country headlining comedy clubs, which is what Fortune Feimster will be doing this weekend in Raleigh, where the Belmont native attended school at Peace College.
—Craig D. Lindsey