Funny Business: 25 Portraits of the Funniest People On the Planet

Funny Business: 25 Portraits of the Funniest People On the Planet

Having an older brother, I have had the privilege of knowing comedians from both his and I's generations, so getting to see a fun series like this brings many smiles from my past and present. Seth Olenick is a photographer based out of New York City releasing a book, simply called Funny Business, featuring portraits of some of the funniest comedians still around. With legends like Zach Galifinakis, Jane Lynch and Jeff Garlin you can see a range of comedians from various eras. With his new book being released featuring portraits of 200 comedians, Seth wanted something that was purely fun and captured "candid" photos of each artist. "Candid" being the key word there as each scene is staged to strictly be humorous. The majority of the photos were taken simply in each comics home with little to no help to capture each scene. Though in the comfort of their own homes what the artist and photographer came up with is quite impressive, the final images are hilarious and use the scene to every bit of the photographers advantage. 

"The majority of my shoots were done with just me and the subject, and rarely went beyond two hours...It created an intimate setting where they didn't feel as self-conscious as they might have." - Seth Olenick

Al Yankovic

Andy Richter

Anothony Jeselnik

Aziz Ansari

Bill Hader

Bobby Lee

David Koechner

Hannibal Buress

Horatio Sanz

Jane Lynch

Janeane Garofalo

JB Smoove

Jeff Garlin

Jon Hamm

John Oliver

Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael

Judd Apatow

Kristen Schaal

Megan Mullally

Nasim Pedrad

Reggie Watts

Rob Riggle

Tig Notaro

Todd Barry

Zach Galifianakis

Be sure to check out more about Seth Olenick and his work along with possibly grabbing a copy of his new book Funny Business.

[via Esquire]

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Andrew Griswold is a photographer and designer based in Indianapolis. Born and raised in Indy he has made a name for himself by staying very active in the creative community in both photography and design. He has also founded a community of photographers via Instagram connecting them with brands to work with and shoot locally.

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since when the hell is jon hamm funny

when has he not been?

Haha! Its funny because I only knew Hamm from Mad Men and was blown away when I first saw him in a comedy skit.

Good comedians` selection, but what about George Carlin? Awesome person. His quotes are legendary. Such funny quotes can only be found on the , a site that specializes in quotes. Although, even there it is difficult to find all those hilarious things that Carlin once have been talking on his stand-ups.