Jordan Adams, Seven Days
Liz Miele knows a thing or two about cats. The New York City-based comedian and writer grew up with veterinarians for parents — her mother is a cat specialist. While she knew early on that she wanted to pursue comedy, Miele's animalistic roots frequently pop up in her material — for instance, her joke about being at risk for cat adoption. She's currently working on an autobiographical screenplay titled "Declawed."