Not only has Cincinnati produced dozens of homegrown stand-up comics, it has been the adopted hometown of several more. That list includes Greg Warren, Mike Lukas and Jeremy Essig. The latter came to the area to attend grad school at Miami University, but decided to drop out four days before the start of classes. Instead, he started doing stand-up at Joker’s in Dayton and Go Bananas in Montgomery. He tried graduate school again a few years ago.