It's been a weird year for comedy, considering that clubs were shuttered for several months and performers struggled to stay busy. But Bertrand logged plenty of accolades before that (a “Florida's Funniest Comedian” title and plenty of popular headlining gigs) and clips of his DryBar special, “Sophisticated Ignorance,” racked up millions of views online. A spot at the Parking Lot Social event next to Raymond James Stadium in July only proved that the virus didn't slow down his creativity. If his name sounds familiar, it's because you've seen it on a previous Best of the Bay award: Namely, Best Up-and-Coming Comedian a few years back. But with a vibrant stage presence, a slew of pop culture references and plenty of clever self-deprecation, Bertrand's not up and coming anymore. He's here. @camthecomic on Instagram —Michael Murillo
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