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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Folk comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are reuniting this summer for a new Flight of the Conchords US tour, which includes a stop in Columbus. The shows will the be the first for the band since 2014, which will include new songs as well as classic material from their first two albums. “I’m thrilled to […]
One of Columbus' veteran improv teams, #Hashtag Comedy lives out its motto "Make People Happy" on stage and behind the scenes.
As an improv dilettante, I’m still learning a lot about what it means to share the stage with other actors without the guidance of scripts and cues. What I do know for certain is that no amount of technique, experience, or talent will make an unscripted show work if the improvisers don’t trust or take […]
Celebrated Chicago-based improv duo Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto will open the city's first dedicated theater and training center later this year.
I don’t know if most people go to their first improv comedy show expecting a life-changing experience. I didn’t. I was in my junior year of college living in a suburb of Vancouver, a city so entrenched in the performing arts that it’s been dubbed “Hollywood North.” Although my friends and I rarely had any […]