Andrew Daly wasn't the flashiest comedian. One of his first childhood impressions was of "60 Minutes" (CBS, 1968- ) resident curmudgeon Andy Rooney, and neither a well-received performance with partner Andy Secunda at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival, or his TV debut on "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002) ignited his fledgling career. A brief stint in the early 2000s on the sketch comedy series "MADtv" (FOX, 1995-2009) was marked by unassuming straight man roles and thankless supporting parts. But with a strong background in improv comedy (he trained in New York City with both the Upright Citizen's Brigade and Chicago City Limits) and a deep commitment to characters both unassuming and unstable, in the mid-2000s Daly began piecing together a career that spanned television, movies, and the Internet. Both his 2008 debut comedy album, 9 Sweaters, which showcased nine different characters, and his side-career as a voiceover artist on shows such as HBO's "The Life & Times of Tim" (2008-2012) gave Daly even more opportunities to stretch his creative muscles. Sure, he looks more like a suburban math teacher than a trailblazing comic talent, but Daly's razor-sharp ability to play it straight is the key to his success.