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Hari Up and Laugh - By - February 9, 2011 - SF Weekly
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Hari Up and Laugh

Here's something you don't know about the Bay Area comedy scene: You don't have to live here long to be forever labeled “an SF comic.” Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, & other comics who didn't live here for that long are forever covered in SF mojo, and you don't have to be Robin Williams, Will Durst, or Margaret Cho to get your SF Comic Badge. You just have to be a comic with a strong voice, smart jokes, and a willingness to be occasionally accused of being “too smart for the room.”

Some comics like Doug Benson, Maria Bamford, and Zach Galifinakis have never lived in the Bay, but are still considered to be an integral part of our scene. Yup, stand-up comics who live in other cities LOVE to be adopted by us. In fact another comic who in recent years has also become identified with the Bay was recently — and still may be — in town doing shows. Here's a hint about who it is: His name rhymes with Bave Bappelle.