Staff Pick: Kurt Metzger at Woodlands

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

I was especially happy to interview one of my favorite comedians, Bill Burr, for this week’s issue. But it also meant I wouldn’t be able to run an interview with an up-and-coming comedian everyone should be talking about. Yep, Woodlands Tavern continues to bring in some of the best in stand-up; this time it’s Kurt Metzger.

Metzger’s sharp, sometimes dark and offensive-to-sensitive-types material is very strong. His sets will keep you laughing throughout by mixing some low-brow and intelligent jokes with stuff that gives you the feeling we could learn a thing or two from seeing the world through Metzger’s perspective. Catch him before he appears on Comedy Central’s “Roast of Charlie Sheen,” airing the following Monday.

Woodlands Tavern

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13

1200 W. Third Ave., Grandview