BEST COMEDY HOST
GRAHAM WAGNER A good comedy host has to whet your appetite for the acts to come yet also hold his own (unfortunately, most of the best hosts are guys) without making you wish he’d just get on with it. Some of the best include
Resort hosts Simon Rakoff and Ted Bissallion and Yuk Yuk’s staples like
Steve Patterson and Kenny Robinson. Marcel St. Pierre over at Bad Dog Theatre is a pretty decent MC, too – self-effacing but sharp. This year, however, I caught Graham Wagner – of the improv troupe Iron Cobra – hosting a show, and he knocked everyone else out of the ring. The young improv ace (whose mug is on those Virgin cellphone “Catch” ads) makes it look easy, and seems to be having as much fun as – if not more than – everyone else.