According to the Angelenos who filled out a Best of Los Angeles reader's poll in 2016, the Best Comedian was Sam Brown, the Best Podcast was The Dollop and the Best Movie Theater was ArcLight Hollywood. Do you know a stand-up you think is funnier? Is there a podcast you prefer? Don't like how the people who introduce movies at ArcLight force you to tell them how you're doing this evening? Make your opinion official by filling out a 2017 Best of L.A. ballot.

Vote in 11 categories in our Arts & Entertainment section — including Best Instagrammer, Best Street Artist and Best Theater Company — plus dozens more in Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife, Shopping & Services and Sports & Recreation. Only takes a few minutes, it's fun and it's your civic duty.

I mean, we've all seen what happens when people don't vote.

We'll even be incentivizing voting with ticket giveaways to our forthcoming Artopia event at Union Station. The poll will be open through Tue., Sept. 5. Cast your votes at — and look for the winners to be revealed in early October.

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