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Best rising comic

Fran Hoepfner

Photo: Jeff Marini

Self-aware and weighted by angst, this 25-year-old Onion writer by day and standup comic by night couches awkward personal stories in elaborate pop culture commentary. Case in point: a slide show of alternate titles for the sequel to the heist flick Now You See Me (Now You See Me Also; Me from Before; Mark Ruffalo’s First Movie in Theaters Since Spotlight) and a string of mock Freudian slips about her habit of stalking exes on Facebook. Catch her August 13 at the Virgin Hotel.

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