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Local Comic’s ‘BabeFund’ Helps Work Toward a More Inclusive Future for Comedy

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Comic’s ‘BabeFund’ Helps Work Toward a More Inclusive Future for Comedy

Christine Horvath has been a comedian for 10 years, and said growing up she didn’t see a lot of people who looked like her doing stand-up. When she did find people who looked like her, she gravitated toward them. As her career in comedy grew, she thought about ways to help comedians like her—comedians who […]

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#MoreFemaleHeadliners – An Update to Comedy Sandwich

Christine Horvath Christine Horvath #MoreFemaleHeadliners – An Update to Comedy Sandwich

Comedy was my first crush. Before my sexuality blossomed into curiosity about boyish lesbians and sad young men, I fell for comedy… hard. As a tween, I would sit in my parents’ basement unabashedly cackling to the jokes of Wanda Sykes, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook, and to be completely transparent, America’s Funniest Home Videos’ montages […]

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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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Short North Stage expands with Stage Left Lounge

Anne Evans Anne Evans Short North Stage expands with Stage Left Lounge

The Garden Theater continues to grow. When the Segway store moved out of the space at 1189 N. High Street, the Short North Stage jumped at the chance to lease the space. “We are trying to create an institution here,” says Peter Yockel, Board President for Short North Stage. “Possibilities become obvious and you take […]

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Local Comic Spotlight: Justin Golak

Anne Evans Anne Evans

If you attended the recently sold out COMEDY’SPLOSION 2011 held at the Madlab Theatre, you may remember seeing Justin Golak perform. Justin has been doing comedy his whole life and has been a part of the Comedy Scene in Columbus for nearly five years. He’s enjoyed being involved and working along with other comics to […]

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