You might know Joshua Gandee from a local stand-up comedy stage or from live performances with Organ Grinder Productions. Better yet, you might remember him killing a hobo in a hilarious online video by the Asbestos Crew, his local sketch troupe.

You might know Joshua Gandee from a local stand-up comedy stage or from live performances with Organ Grinder Productions. Better yet, you might remember him killing a hobo in a hilarious online video by the Asbestos Crew, his local sketch troupe.

If none of this rings a bell, allow me to introduce one of the funniest people in town.

I told my mother about this interview, and she thought she would tell me a story about when I was a little kid. When I was four or five, whenever we had company over, I was one of those types that would march into a room full of adults drinking coffee and order them to shut up.

The first play I was in was called "A Christmas Extravaganza." My name was Alvin, and I had two lines. One of them was " and Christmas cards," and the other one was "Haha!"

What keeps me coming back to doing comedy is the immediacy of the laughter. I try to make awkward situations be funny, because they'll happen to me and I just feel like a horse's ass. I want to make light of it.

The things I find most hilarious are the little things people do. Like the faces they make when they look into the sun.

I'm the kind of person who is offended when little kids order Diet Coke.

Here's how we know when a sketch is funny. It makes all of us laugh, and then an outsider walks in, we tell it to him and he chuckles. If they walk in and just say, "Oh, I could see how that'd be funny," that sketch is going to bomb.

Three things I can't live without are a daily call from my mother, my fake MacBook Pro (a Toshiba with an Apple sticker on it) and Netflix Instant.

Doing stand-up, I try to never tell the same set each week. I don't want to bore people. There might be one guy that showed up and liked my set, and he's coming to expect different stuff the next time. If he's there and it's the same thing, what does he have to look forward to?

The worst character I've ever invented is Carlos from Guam Whose Life Is Severely Affected by Spiders. With comedy, you can either fix something and do it a different way - or you can keep hammering it into their stupid heads until they get it and laugh.

The best advice I've ever received is don't try the fish.

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