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Interview: Kathy Griffin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Kathy Griffin

About a half-hour before my call with Kathy Griffin was scheduled to begin, my cell phone dinged with a Twitter notification: @GrantWalters76 Are you ready for our interview?? Those six words will tell you almost everything you need to know about Griffin’s character. She’s one of the busiest and most renowned comedians in the world, […]

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Chris Rock Coming to Columbus in February

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chris Rock Coming to Columbus in February

For the first time in nearly a decade, comedian Chris Rock is doing a stand up tour. Starting on Valentine’s Day, Rock will embark on a 29-date cross-country tour that includes an early stop at the Palace Theatre here in Columbus. The announcement was made via online video on Monday that has already been viewed […]

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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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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: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

The "Saturday Night Live" alumnus makes Columbus the mid-way point of his "Central America Tour" on November 3rd.

On his recently released comedy album, This is Cool, Right?, Brooks Wheelan showcases a brand of humor that is candid, relatable, and at times, endearingly erratic. Even the cover art, a photo of Wheelan waving sheepishly against a postcard-perfect morning woods scene that would have been equally appropriate for a Simon & Garfunkel compilation, is astutely […]

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I’ll Leave You With This a Grand Send-off for Comedians Laura Sanders and Michael Meyers

Anne Evans Anne Evans I’ll Leave You With This a Grand Send-off for Comedians Laura Sanders and Michael Meyers

Local comedians Laura Sanders and Michael Meyers are headed off to new cities, but you can hear all of their best material Tuesday night at their sendoff show, I’ll Leave You With This, happening at the Garden Theater. “The whole show is a collaboration between a lot of people and businesses I respect,” says Sanders. […]

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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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