Best of Boston

2016 Best Comedian

Gary Petersen

Bespectacled, bearded punk-rock fan Gary Petersen has a knack for crafting absurd yet intelligent jokes in the same vein as Patton Oswalt or Jim Gaffigan: “I like food more than I like sex because I don’t have to lie to get chicken fingers” is a memorable one-liner. The Weymouth native landed the gig of a lifetime in 2014 when he opened for Louis C.K. in Somerville.