Hey YOU! You have a favorite local comedian. Yes, you do. I know you do. It's just likely that YOU don't know that you do. It's time you found out who your favorite local comedian is. And I have the perfect homework assignment for you. You are going to go to the San Francisco Punch Line on Sunday night and pick your new favorite local comedian. Don't worry. It will be easy. There will be at least 15 comedians to choose from, which is a great sampling of what is currently going on comedically in the Bay Area.
You will either laugh lots, which will make it a challenge to determine who is your personal favorite, or you will hate everybody and only laugh once. But if you only laugh once then you will immediately know that whoever made you laugh is your favorite local comedian. And after the show --- Here's the most important part --- you will approach that comedian and tell them, "You are my new favorite local comedian." That comedian will most likely look down at her/his feet and mumble out some form of thank you.
Now don't be afraid. Most comedians don't know how to accept praise. If we did, we probably wouldn't be comedians. I actually don't trust the comedians who are too good at accepting compliments. The same way I don't trust those restaurants in New York that say things like, "The best mozzarella sticks in Queens!" Why you bragging? Let me be the judge of that.