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Comedy Film Festival Returns to Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Comedy Film Festival Returns to Studio 35

The second annual Studio 35 Cinema Comedy Film Festival kicks off this Friday, April 29, running all weekend and showcasing unseen comedy shorts and features. Festival programmer Tim Baldwin says he’d long wanted to do a film festival at Studio 35 “I always thought I could do one, and Eric Brembeck, owner of Studio 35, […]

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Flight of the Conchords Landing in Columbus on June 14

Walker Evans Walker Evans Flight of the Conchords Landing in Columbus on June 14

Folk comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are reuniting this summer for a new Flight of the Conchords US tour, which includes a stop in Columbus. The shows will the be the first for the band since 2014, which will include new songs as well as classic material from their first two albums. “I’m thrilled to […]

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Ever Wonder What it Takes to do Improv? #Hashtag Comedy Spills

Grant Walters Grant Walters Ever Wonder What it Takes to do Improv? #Hashtag Comedy Spills

One of Columbus' veteran improv teams, #Hashtag Comedy lives out its motto "Make People Happy" on stage and behind the scenes.

As an improv dilettante, I’m still learning a lot about what it means to share the stage with other actors without the guidance of scripts and cues. What I do know for certain is that no amount of technique, experience, or talent will make an unscripted show work if the improvisers don’t trust or take […]

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Improv Receiving a Dedicated Stage in Columbus

Grant Walters Grant Walters Improv Receiving a Dedicated Stage in Columbus

Celebrated Chicago-based improv duo Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto will open the city's first dedicated theater and training center later this year.

I don’t know if most people go to their first improv comedy show expecting a life-changing experience. I didn’t.  I was in my junior year of college living in a suburb of Vancouver, a city so entrenched in the performing arts that it’s been dubbed “Hollywood North.” Although my friends and I rarely had any […]

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Oh God Please Like Me Climbs to Top Spot in iTunes Comedy Charts

Anne Evans Anne Evans Oh God Please Like Me Climbs to Top Spot in iTunes Comedy Charts

If you missed your chance to hear comedian Laura Sanders at her send-off show I’ll Leave You With This performed with Mike Meyers, Kamari Stevens and Brooke Cartus back in September at the Garden Theater, fear not! The album she recorded that night dropped on iTunes today and has now climbed to the Number One […]

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Comedy: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

The "Saturday Night Live" alumnus makes Columbus the mid-way point of his "Central America Tour" on November 3rd.

On his recently released comedy album, This is Cool, Right?, Brooks Wheelan showcases a brand of humor that is candid, relatable, and at times, endearingly erratic. Even the cover art, a photo of Wheelan waving sheepishly against a postcard-perfect morning woods scene that would have been equally appropriate for a Simon & Garfunkel compilation, is astutely […]

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Preview: 2015 Columbus Improv Festival

Grant Walters Grant Walters Preview: 2015 Columbus Improv Festival

“Funny” may not be the first adjective that comes to mind when you’re asked to describe what it’s like to live in Columbus.  But, if you’ve ever found yourself at Wild Goose Creative (a quaint gallery and performance space located in the heart of SoHud) when Columbus Unscripted has any of their seven productions on […]

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