Best Local Male Comedian

Mike Polk Jr.

It's hard to find a Cleveland funny man with the same perfect balance of joke chops and Rust Belt soul as Mike Polk. Few have left such serious marks on the scene. Polk's own slacker genius, however, might be his ability to constantly reinvent himself. There's Polk, the standup. Polk, the viral video auteur. Polk, the coffee table book author. And, in probably his most WTF, out-of-left-field incarnation, Mike Polk, the Plain Dealer columnist. Coming soon: Polk, the molecular biologist; Polk, the Gold Medal water polo champion; and Polk, the nude beach reviewer. (We're actually hiring for this position at Scene, Mike. Send us your resume.)