Best Stand-Up Comedian

Recently-retired co-founder of Clear Water Comedy, Cullen Ryan, came in as Chippewa Valley’s crowd-favorite funny guy for the second time in five years as a lovable, goofy, champion of the Eau Claire arts scene. Runner-up (and three-time champ) Mackenzie Bublitz defines herself as “a fast-talking, self-deprecating comedian with a good head on her shoulders and a really fat neck.” And one of Volume One’s very own managing editors, Eric Christenson made this year’s list of comedic gold at No. 3. What doesn’t this guy do? — Taylor Reisdorf