Tom Simmons took home the top prize over the weekend at the 34th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, edging out Danny Bevins for the win. Maureen Langan, Jarrod Harris and Rodger Lizaola rounded out the final five. Simmons' previous credits include Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, BET's Comic View and Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood.
Here's a video of Simmons from Live at Gotham in 2006 talking about Iraq and being a new dad:
Which leads us to two more relevant videos…
First up, a short film of one of Simmons and other comics (is that Danny Bevins with him?) on a "Comics on Duty" tour of Afghanistan:
And closer to California. In fact, so close, it's actually Sacramento, here is a collegiate report from one of the final nights of this year's San Francisco Comedy Competition (includes very brief bits from all five finalists, and Bevins had edged out Simmons on this night):