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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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Spark Tabor Earns Title of Funniest Person in Columbus

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Spark Tabor Earns Title of Funniest Person in Columbus

After six weeks of preliminary rounds that narrowed a field of forty-eight local comedians down to twelve finalists, on Wednesday night Spark Tabor was named the ‘Funniest Person in Columbus’ for 2014. Ironically, Tabor, who has been performing comedy for just over three years, is from Cincinnati. Although, he has a lot of friends in Columbus […]

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Who is the Funniest Person in Columbus?

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Who is the Funniest Person in Columbus?

One study has shown that the average adult laughs just eighteen times per day. In a fast-paced, sometimes stressful modern world, this number seems wholly insufficient. Members of the crowd on Wednesday evening at the Columbus Funny Bone surely exceeded that laughter average as they watched eleven comedians each perform a few minutes of original […]

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8th Floor Improv Comedy Group Celebrates 10 Years

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer 8th Floor Improv Comedy Group Celebrates 10 Years

What started as just an idea between some friends during their sophomore year of college has grown into something more considerable. In the spring of 2004, while hanging out playing Halo in their dorm, the idea for what would become the 8th Floor Improv Comedy Group was developing between Nate Sherman, Drew Tarvin, Johnny “Utah” […]

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Game of Thrones Comedy Show at Kafé Kerouac

Chris Landauer Chris Landauer Game of Thrones Comedy Show at Kafé Kerouac

On Sunday, April 6th, season 4 of Game of Thrones debuts on HBO. In anticipation of that, on Thursday, April 3rd, Kafé Kerouac will host a Game of Thrones Comedy Show. I spoke with K-K Bracken, the director of the comedy show who, along with Zack Baird, co-wrote the script. The 75 minute long spoof […]

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