05/25/2012 03:39 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2012

San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over The U.S.

Ummm, I don't know if you know this, but San Francisco comedy is entering a Golden Age ... okay, fine ... Another Golden Age. Of course the Bay Area comedy scene has always been able to hold its head high with any scene in the world -- neigh, THE UNIVERSE! But currently the national comedy scene is covered with us. We are representing all over the place, across all media platforms and in ways some people never would have guessed or imagined. Historically the S.F. scene has housed some of comedy's first-ballot hall of famers: Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Phyllis Diller, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Whoopi Goldberg, Mort Sahl -- and that's only a few. Now it looks like we might be entering a new round of names into that pantheon soon.

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