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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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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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Local Comedians Want Your Laughs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Comedians Want Your Laughs

Morgan Landis thinks that you should spend more time laughing. To that end, she recently launched ColumbusLaughs.com, an online repository for all things related to the local comedy scene. The site includes local stand-up comedian profiles, an events calendar, and plenty of info about specific improv and sketch groups who perform around town. We spoke […]

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Comedy Sandwich – Part 2

 Justin Golak Comedy Sandwich – Part 2

“In two years, if there isn’t a solid improvement in attendance and overall response from the media and the public, then everyone is just going to leave.  And that’ll be it.  That’ll be the end of everything we’ve worked to build and create.  That’ll be the end of our comedy sandwich.” I said that two […]

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Marc Maron Seeking his Columbus Audience

Walker Evans Walker Evans Marc Maron Seeking his Columbus Audience

About a month ago, I was turned onto Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast thanks to multiple recommendations right over here on the CU Messageboard. Thus far, I’ve only listened to eight episodes out of his massive collection of 360 (and growing) shows, which ranks me somewhere between “completely ignorant” and “infantile beginner” on the scale of […]

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Local Comic Spotlight: Zachariah Baird

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Comic Spotlight: Zachariah Baird

It’s been awhile since our last chat with a comedian. Zachariah Baird has been making people laugh (or groan) in Columbus for, well probably the entire ten years he’s lived here. You can catch Zack three to four times a month, usually doing standup. “I like standup best,” Baird says. “I like it for it’s […]

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