Timecha Swain finds humor in everything. Kids, parking lots, macaroni and cheese - these things just crack her up. She plans to spread the giggle bug with SlapStik, a new comedy magazine that will launch Sept. 18 with radio and TV shows in tow. The local comedy queen shared more.

Timecha Swain finds humor in everything. Kids, parking lots, macaroni and cheese - these things just crack her up. She plans to spread the giggle bug with SlapStik, a new comedy magazine that will launch Sept. 18 with radio and TV shows in tow. The local comedy queen shared more.

Columbus is where I ended up. I didn't plan it. I took an internship at MTV. I went back to Springfield to stay with my father. After that, I ended up moving back to Fairborn to go to school. Then I came to Columbus. I've been here seven years.

I'm definitely an Ohio girl. I've lived everywhere. I've tried New York. I've tried the whole thing. Ohio is home. I think I'll always have a house in Columbus, and I'll just travel whenever I need to.

I quit my job to do SlapStik full-time. I worked at an engineering firm. I worked with all these old engineers who had been with the company for 30 years plus. It was very different. I was the life of the party.

The magazine started while I was at school. My major was communications. The more that I got into writing for the student newspaper, it was fun. One of my articles made front page. One drunken night, my friends were joking and they said, "You should start your own magazine."

Really, everything started when I was eight or nine. I was a mouthy child. All my parents could do was say, "Go to your room." Whenever I went to my room, I had to play with my magazines. My parents would take everything out - my phone, everything. All I had were magazines.

SlapStik will be bigger than Comedy Central. I want something different, because comedians do not have an arena in which they can showcase themselves. We're going to air the radio show on ShoutCast, which is AOL radio, until we can get enough listeners. The TV is going to be online first, too.

They call me Little Oprah. I think it's my creativity, and all the things I want to do in life. SlapStik is just the beginning. I want to establish my parent company, Mecha Media, a little more. By the end of the year, I want to have a nonprofit organization, because I would like to help single parents make it through school. I also want to build a school in Ghana.

Everything makes me laugh. I find humor in everything. I try to stay positive.

I have two kids. Two boys. They're nine and 11 - going on 18 and 27. I don't think I have kids. I think I have two brothers. We're growing up together. They're hilarious.

Someone I admire is my dad. He died last year. He was my angel, a person who really supported me. The greatest guy I've ever met.

In spare time, I like to work out. I like pilates. I love tennis. I like soccer. I like all the things that black girls don't usually do. I'm a very unique person.

Three things I can't live without are food, laughter and my cell phone.

Know someone doing cool things around Columbus? E-mail John Ross at jross@columbusalive.com.