5. Darryl Lenox: Blind Ambition
Lenox’s set is another that faces hardship with poise. Unlike another comic on this list who was struck with fateful news within a week of the show, Lenox has had time to compose himself after his distresses, surging over past despairs with an aged, wise humor. Then, with some big truths already in the air, he runs us through some good ole Canada vs. America and man vs. woman bits, rounding out one of the most complete experiences in comedy this year.