Our City Online


Comedy Preview: Shawn Wayans

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Shawn Wayans

An indelible force in the Wayans family comedy dynasty, the performer, actor, writer, and producer comes to Columbus for a limited engagement at the Funny Bone this weekend

Shawn Wayans grew up in what is certainly one of the funniest households in America, although the collective comedic potential he shared with his nine siblings was something that allegedly didn’t occur to him early on. “I didn’t know…We were just doing it because it was fun to do,” he explained during a phone conversation […]

No Comments

Photos: Steve Byrne at Columbus Funny Bone

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Steve Byrne at Columbus Funny Bone

Watching comedian, actor, and writer Steve Byrne wax about marriage, racial stereotyping, the election – and almost everything in between – made a compelling case as to why he’s been working non-stop for the past twenty years. Byrne effortlessly engaged those in attendance with a significant amount of new material, referring every so often to […]

No Comments

Chris Rock Coming to Columbus in February

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chris Rock Coming to Columbus in February

For the first time in nearly a decade, comedian Chris Rock is doing a stand up tour. Starting on Valentine’s Day, Rock will embark on a 29-date cross-country tour that includes an early stop at the Palace Theatre here in Columbus. The announcement was made via online video on Monday that has already been viewed […]

No Comments

Interview: Comedian Kyle Kinane

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Comedian Kyle Kinane

Riding the critical and popular success of his latest album and Comedy Central comedy special "Loose in Chicago", Kinane makes a stop at Ace of Cups on Tuesday night

If you’re someone who believes that comedy should be a reprieve from the political deluge that’s soaking our country, Kyle Kinane’s Tuesday show at Ace of Cups might just be what you’re looking for. “I’m not a political comedian and I don’t want to see…there are a lot of comedians who confuse making a point […]

No Comments

The Confluence Cast: Comedy in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Comedy in Columbus

Stop asking why and start asking how. That’s the lesson from comedians Amber Falter and Brian Doney. We talk this week about the Columbus comedy scene, how they work, and their current tour. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/17_comedy.mp3 Click here for shownotes This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art,  featuring stories about our city’s incredible […]

No Comments

Interview: Comedian Tig Notaro

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Comedian Tig Notaro

Creating levity from her difficult past and relishing her new role as a mother, Notaro returns to Columbus on Sunday with fresh material - and more reasons to sustain her status as one of the most intriguing comedians in the business

I saw Tig Notaro’s stand-up for the first time in 2015 when she performed just down the street at The Bluestone, a converted church in Downtown Columbus. I’ll get right to the point: it was one of the best hours of comedy I have ever seen. Some important context for those who are unfamiliar with […]

No Comments

Dave Chappelle Hosting Juke Joint in Yellow Springs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dave Chappelle Hosting Juke Joint in Yellow Springs

A lot of Columbus locals are aware that comedy icon Dave Chappelle lives an hour west in the small town of Yellow Springs, and if you’ve ever wanted to head over there and hang out with him, then now’s your chance. Chappelle is hosting a party called Juke Joint this weekend, featuring Frederic Yonnet & the […]

1 Comment

1 2 3 12

entertainment categories