Best Comedian

Mike Polk Jr.

Readers' Choice

Mike Polk might qualify as the grandfather of the local comedy scene at this point, despite the fact that he's only 50 years old (we're just guessing at the age here, but we think we're right). You can find him these days on stage, as usual, as well as on the Rizzo Show on Fox 8 on Sunday evenings. The torch has been picked up by dozens of young comedians and a seemingly endless stream of open mic nights, but Mike Polk and his videos still rank among the best reasons to laugh on the shores of Lake Erie.