News: The emergence of The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in the NYC scene, and what that is doing for comedy in Queens.
LDC opened 6 months ago – and despite seating just 50 people and paying comedians more than all other NYC clubs (with lower drink prices), they tell LICNYC they’ve turned a profit every month they have been in business.
Regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, and Ted Alexandro. Comedians like The Daily Show’s Kristen Schaal have now started playing. And LDC hosted an international comedy festival that sold out every show.
Mentions on everything from Opie & Anthony to VH1, and regular industry attendees include the bookers for Fallon and Letterman.
Some comedians are even moving to Long Island City to be closer to the club.
In the works: a development stage around the corner to accomodate open mics, sketch, and improv.
How great is that?
The comedians agree apparently. Some quotes from them.
The fact no other club asked me for a quote and the Laughing Devil did. Makes me really want to give a quote. So my quote is, I can’t come up with a quote but I’m happy I was asked.”