My favorite February holiday: a list of President’s Day activities to rival the most giddy historian.

I know what’s on your mind. It’s on my mind too. It’s on EVERYONE’S mind. The thoughts and feelings about this particular day spill into the air and the subconscious like a gust just moments after January first. The day looms, the pressure looms, and then, all of a sudden…. IT’S HERE. The holiday that you are *never* prepared for and it seems like everyone else is crushing: President’s Day.

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Adam West.

adamwestMy relationship with the Dark Knight is complicated. Growing up with my sister’s hand me down Barbies and an extensively impressive Amelia Bedelia book collection, comic books never made it into the hallowed purple walls of my bedroom.  I never played Superheros- I played House.  Instead of embodying the caped crusader, I embodied the heteronormative housewife.  My fake eggs and bacon were to die for, and you’ve never lived until you tried my scratch and sniff plastic Baskin Robins ice cream. Who is Batman?

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Meet Brooke

Brooke is a stand up comic, singer, and actor who has lived in Columbus for over four years. Originally from Buffalo, her hobbies include eating chicken wings, talking about reading the New Yorker without actually reading it, and living in mid-sized cities with an obesity epidemic.

Brooke started stand up comedy before she moved to Ohio, but it wasn’t until moving to Columbus that she started to actually be funny. Besides hosting charity events for incredible organizations including HRC, Ohio Art League, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and more, she has opened for national touring comics from around the country, including Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Dana Goldberg, Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster, Poppy Champlin and Erin Foley.

Check out upcoming performances for a full list of shows and appearances.

And check out her article in Outlook Ohio Magazine about her very fancy CD recording here.



More About Brooke

Check out Columbus Alive’s interview with Brooke in 2011, and check out her cover story  in Cue Magazine in September 2012, and coverage of her interview with NFL athlete and Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, Wade Davis.

In 2013, Brooke’s performance at the Columbus Pride Festival was listed as one of the top five things not to miss by Experience Columbus.

In June of 2013, Brooke hosted the premiere of the Columbus Police Department’s anti-bullying video based on the It Gets Better project, entitled It Takes Courage, Columbus. The video highlight the challenges faced by the LGBT members of our police force and gives hope to those being bullied by showing us all that it gets better. This video was truly an honor to be a part of and you can check out the video here.

In Summer 2014, Brooke was interviewed by the start-up Hayo about how she started in comedy. Check it out here.

Brooke is currently in her third year of law school at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University.

Interested in booking? Message her on Facebook.




Columbus Alive: Q&A with Brooke Cartus

The Columbus Alive featured an article on Brooke before she started law school… when everything was happy. And simple. And wonderful. Read it here.