There are comedians you like, comedians you love, and comedians that fill you with an unending sense of joy. Baron Vaughn is that third kind. He's also terrifyingly prolific, so there's always something new to love when you see him.
David Angelo makes me laugh harder than almost any other comedian I know. He is incredibly meticulous about everything in his act - from his jokes to his movements to his clothes. He's the closest you'll ever come to watching comedy ballet. I hope he uses that as a press quote.
Seeing Caitlin Gill perform was one of the highlights of moving to San Francisco. She's strange and sad and everything I love in comedy.
Ian Karmel is going to be famous. I'm very afraid of him and I hope he hires me someday.
Both on stage and in her writing, Phoebe Robinson reminds me of the best professors I had in college. Just so smart and funny.
Danny Solomon makes me laugh a lot. He'll hate that description, so I'll add that he's charming. He'll hate that too, so I'll add that watching him is like seeing your little brother do a show for you. He'll hate that too.
Barbara Holm floats like a bee and stings like a butterfly. I'm consistently jealous of her writing on stage.
A hilarious ball of anger and love and confusion. Please buy his new album, "Holy Drivel," when it comes out later this year.
Dave Thomason is too handsome to be as good as he is at comedy. His joke in the clip takes a very average comedy topic and turns it on its head.
Mark Normand sounds and acts like the reincarnation of Johnny Carson. He can kill in any room. If you have some sort of booking power and you're reading this, book Mark Normand and you won't regret it for a second. He's going to be one of the greats.