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Art Makes Columbus: Amy Lay Turns Performance Art into a Career

Walker Evans Walker Evans Art Makes Columbus: Amy Lay Turns Performance Art into a Career

Art Makes Columbus. Columbus Makes Art. The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) is launching a new five-year marketing campaign to highlight the innovation and connectedness in the local arts community. The new program will highlight both individual artists and organizations from a wide variety of visual and performing arts mediums, with a goal of increasing […]

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Funny Bone Expanding Easton Comedy Club

Walker Evans Walker Evans Funny Bone Expanding Easton Comedy Club

The Funny Bone Comedy Club launched at Easton Town Center when the mall first opened its doors in 1999, and after 16 years, owner Dave Stroupe decided that it was time for a change. “The space had become a little antiquated and needed updating, so we decided that we could either renovate just a little […]

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Studio 35 Hosting Comedy Film Festival

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio 35 Hosting Comedy Film Festival

They have all the best beers, they have a devoted throng of moviegoers, they have a variety of independent and mainstream programming, they have fun art in their bar – hell, they have an Avengers pinball game. Is there anything Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse doesn’t have? If you said “a film festival,” well, they […]

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Local Comedian Sumukh Torgalkar Recording First Stand-up Album

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Comedian Sumukh Torgalkar Recording First Stand-up Album

It’s been four years since Sumukh Torgalkar talked to Columbus Underground about his one-person show Sumukh Torgalkar and Friends…Who Look A Lot Like Sumukh Torgalkar, and much has changed for him. “I was doing a lot of characters and other comedy outside of the realm of stand-up,” says Torgalkar. “I decided to step away from […]

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From Standup to Punch up: Erin Foley on Writing

Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi From Standup to Punch up: Erin Foley on Writing

What is it like to make the transition from writing and delivering stand-up jokes to punching up sitcom scripts for a friend’s upcoming NBC sitcom? “It’s sort of like this new form of stress that you have to get through,” says comedian Erin Foley, who is bringing her talents to Columbus’s Woodlands Tavern on January […]

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#Hashtag Comedy Launches New Improv Night at Shadowbox

Walker Evans Walker Evans #Hashtag Comedy Launches New Improv Night at Shadowbox

Did you happen to make a New Years Resolution about seeing more local comedy performances in 2015? Then you’re in luck! Improve troupe #Hashtag Comedy is launching a brand new weekly night at the Backstage Bistro at Shadowbox Live. The first night takes place this Wednesday, and we got a chance to check in with […]

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Mooch & Pinsky Perform for First Time in 51 Years at Shadowbox Tonight

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mooch & Pinsky Perform for First Time in 51 Years at Shadowbox Tonight

Legendary comedy duo Donnie Mooch and Barry Pinsky fell off the radar over 50 years ago, and no one has heard from them since the height of their heyday. Most Columbus Underground readers are likely to be too young to even remember some of their most popular classic films, such as “Come to Garbanzo”, “Monkey […]

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