Staff Pick: Comedy'Splosion 2012 at MadLab Theatre

Jackie Mantey, Columbus Alive

For the past several years, the word in town has been that Columbus comedy is on the cusp of greatness. Considering the stand-up comedians that will be showcased at this year's Comedy'Splosion, I'd argue the scene is no longer just a well-dressed wallflower. Columbus is here, suckas, and it's ready to party.

Sixteen Columbus-based comedians take the stage at this year's two-day festival. Eight perform one day, eight the next. Check out the full lineup on MadLab's website if you're stuck deciding which day to attend; however, $10 per ticket per night is kind of a steal, so I say go to both.

MadLab Theatre

10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18

227 N. Third St., Downtown