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Best Comic 

Marga Gomez

What with the prevalence of intensely earnest types, it's not always easy to merge social -ustice activism with a brilliant sense of humor, but Marga Gomez does just that. The longtime queer Latina comic lends her talents to immigrants' rights, LGBT rights, racial justice, and other causes — and she's thoroughly uproarious even in shows where she's not being diagnosed with "unplanned celibacy" (POUND) or helping contestants play a version of tic-tac-toe for charity (SF Political Squares). A writer, stand-up sensation, host, playwright, and occasional Vagina Monologues cast member, she's as fearless in her opinions as she is proud of her ethnicity (and sex drive). Gomez's long-running NYE comedy show at the Brava Theater is one of the best ways we know to ring in any given calendar year — and last year's all-Latino lineup was one of the funniest yet. We dare you to avoid getting Champagne up your nose as the first thing you do in 2017.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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