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- Chris Thompson.
Before he became a fixture on the open-mic comedy circuit, Chris Thompson was a social media keyboard funnyman. He stomped into stand-up after being goaded by friends who liked his Facebook and Instagram quips, and has been making inroads ever since into the territory that few dare tread. The way he tells it, he took a blind date to his first set and never saw that person again. Hey, there’s no accounting for taste. Speaking of taste, Thompson co-hosts with Dario Joseph the deliciously fun podcast “Refined Taste with Dario and Chris,” where they serve up laughs while dishing on the Rochester food scene. Joseph, a finalist in this category, and Thompson are both freelance writers for CITY.
Finalists: Dario Joseph | Shirelle Kinder | Thank You Kiss