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Grandview Theater Hosting Comic Rory Scovel

Hope Madden Hope Madden Grandview Theater Hosting Comic Rory Scovel

Grandview’s newest movie theater and bar may become Grandview’s newest comedy club, if all goes well. Stand-up comic Rory Scovel will appear at the Grandview Theater & Drafthouse’s first such live event on Saturday, September 24 at 9pm. The theater’s Charlie Pulliam is pretty geeked about it. “He’s a really funny dude,” he says. “When […]

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Columbus Improv Wars: Laughing for Community and a Cure

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Improv Wars: Laughing for Community and a Cure

A perennial meeting place for Columbus' funniest improv comics, the long-running series will host a benefit show to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio on Thursday, August 25.

Every three months, improv comedy troupes from around Columbus gather at CD102.5′s Big Room Bar in the Brewery District for Improv Wars. The concept is relatively simple: each week of the “war” consists of a show in which a bracket of teams perform improvised free-form sketches and games in front of a live audience, who […]

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Comedy Preview: David Koechner at Columbus Funny Bone

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: David Koechner at Columbus Funny Bone

The widely-recognizable character actor, writer, and comedian will stop in Columbus for an extended stand-up series just ahead of an impressive roster of film and TV projects that will debut this fall

I have always admired character actors – the most versatile and agile of performers who can flex their creative muscles to perfectly fill just the right space in a stage or screen production. Creating a persona that’s effective in the moment is one thing; creating a persona whose identity is memorable and beloved ten, fifteen, […]

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Comedy Review: Jay Mohr at Rock on the Range

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Review: Jay Mohr at Rock on the Range

Funny and fearless, Mohr wears his 29 years in the industry with humility, honesty - and unrelenting humor

Jay Mohr and I had something in common on Friday: it was our first appearance at a rock festival. My wife Julie and I arrived at Mapfre Stadium dressed in our suburban wear, looking like we had gotten lost on our way to dinner in the Short North. We were clearly not going to be […]

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Comedy Preview: Jay Mohr

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Jay Mohr

The veteran comedian, talk show host, and author will take the stage during Rock on the Range at Mapfre Stadium on Friday, May 20th

Here’s some unsolicited advice for anyone wishing to interview people for publication: record your conversations with two devices. If one happens to fail, you likely won’t have to experience the moment of sheer terror when you realize the amazing 45-minute tête-à-tête you just had with Jay Mohr has vanished into thin air. Fully and completely. I was […]

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Comedy Preview: #Hashtag Comedy’s “TBD: The Musical!”

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: #Hashtag Comedy’s “TBD: The Musical!”

The busy local improv company brings together heaps of the city's comedy talent to stage a full-length unscripted musical on May 13 and May 27

Throughout its history, musical theater has imitated, defined, and reinvigorated popular culture. It’s delved into fantasy (The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and romance (Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). It’s re-introduced us to past events and bygone eras (Hamilton, Grease, Evita), and has been an important vehicle for political and […]

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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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