Fresh out of college and dreaming of a career in stand-up, Bryce Druzin did what most aspiring comedians do: move to Idaho, get a job in a pizza joint, and spend a year telling jokes at hookah bars for crowds of disgruntled teenagers.

Eager to perform in venues not filled with strawberry-scented smoke, Bryce spent a winter in Chicago honing his craft in a more urban setting before returning home to his native Bay Area to thaw out and make fun of its politically correct residents.

Bryce’s fearless and clever jokes on race, religion and politics make him a favorite of most audiences, but have been known to stick in the craw of some.