No Best Austin Stand-Up Comedian [“Best of Austin
,” Oct. 12]? Seems a little odd considering the plethora of national touring headliners and rising stars who all call this town home.
Oh, wait – that's right. You guys are the Chronicle
. You're lazy and/or jerks. I forgot. Pardon me.
It's bad enough that stand-up has been relegated to a random, one-sentence blurb every week, which inevitably includes the words "snarky" or "yuk-fest." (Thanks, Brenner, you really capture the Austin scene, you snarky bastard you.)
But to be omitted entirely from a supposedly "relevant" poll that includes categories like Best Austin Kids Playscape and Best Local Homeless Dude is a major "fuck you" to the Austin comedy community.
Thank goodness that Misprint
and The Onion
are around to spread a little love.
Most overrated local publication? Definitely the Chronicle