Is my favoritism for comedian Hasan Minhaj completely obvious? Have I mentioned that he’s my co-worker? Well, good; now that we’re being all transparent, I won’t have to feel any guilt about plugging Hasan for San Francisco’s Wild 94.9’s Comedy Jam. A vote for Hasan will send him on stage at the August 23 event with other comedians such as Russell Peters and MTV’s Bobby Lee.
John and I recently went to see his routine a couple of months ago in San Francisco, and he’s pretty on point. (Yes, I realize he drops the “F” bomb — the N word of gay people — in his routines and in the YouTube clip above. But it’s for the performance and he’s not a douchebag in real life, so I can look past that.) And to be fair, one of his other two competitors, Nico Santos, has a pretty hilarious (“Awkward ending,” anyone?) routine as well. I’d be happy if either of these two comedians won, really. But especially Hasan, since I see him every Monday through Friday.
Update: Hasan wins!