[Another year, another list. Varied veritable tastemakers always carve out a set of darlings, and Variety has always kept an ear to the ground, an antenna to the ether. No surprises, everybody on the list have been on the come up in their respective lanes for seemingly forever. Big shout out to hometown hero Emily Heller, a true native, for making the list. You can catch her headlining San Francisco’s Cynic Cave this Sunday, which, with stellar openers and unmatched atmosphere, promises to be some of the best comedy this Summer.]