Best of Philly

Best Comedian

2019 Best Up-and-Coming Comedian

Betty J. Smithsonian

She’s a sober Jewish lesbian, and most of her comedy is about being all of those things. Very feminist. Very funny. Read More »

2014 Best Comedian

Mary Radzinski

Comedy has long been known as a man's world, but this brash South-Philly-by-wayof-upstate-New-York gal is taking over our comedy scene one (usually inappropriate) joke at a time. We expect big things from her. Seek her out at comedy nights at Helium Comedy Club and Rembrandt's, or on Twitter (@maryradzinski), where her material is always fresh and hysterical. Read More »


2012 Best Comedian

Juliet Hope Wayne

You wouldn't know it to look at her petite frame and cute smile, but this neurotic 35-year-old Havertown native is funny as hell-and also a masterful storyteller, which gives her the edge over her (mostly male) competition. Catch her at various stand-up spots around town or as a frequent guest storyteller at the First Person Arts StorySlams at World Cafe Live and L'Etage. Read More »