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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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Get to Know a Comedian: James A.R. Anderson

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Get to Know a Comedian: James A.R. Anderson

“I want to be known as the greatest stand-up comedian of all time,” James A.R. Anderson told me confidently, but without arrogance. Adding, “If that’s not your goal, I mean, why are you doing this?” Anderson, who has been performing comedy for four years, has an ambitious goal for the trajectory of his comedy career, […]

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Get to Know a Comedian: David Gamble

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Get to Know a Comedian: David Gamble

David Gamble is a man who wears many hats: the former snowboard-instructor turned HVAC repairman, who occasionally is a club-juggling-harmonica-playing busker that also dabbles in home-brewing and spits an impressive beat-box, is, most essentially, a hilarious comedian. “I have all these things I want to try. I do a lot of them,” Gamble said. “I’ve […]

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Get to Know a Comedian: Nick Glaser

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Get to Know a Comedian: Nick Glaser

As he was growing up in Pittsburgh and then Northeast Ohio, the idea of becoming a comedian wasn’t something Nick Glaser ever considered. When he moved to Columbus to study philosophy at Ohio State, he still only had a casual interest in the world of comedy. “I was a standup comedy fan, especially in college. […]

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