2007-04-21

Athens Needs a Comedy Club

I'm a big fan of the stand-up comedy. Because I am, it bothers me that there are precious few opportunities for me to enjoy said stand-up comedy here in Athens. Sure, there a few open mic nights here and there, and the occasional comic will appear at the Tate Center, Georgia Theater or the Classic Center. But, just as the occasional independent film at Flicker or Georgia Theater is not the same thing as Cine, these occasional stand-up appearances are not the same as having a full-time comedy club. I think Athens needs and could support one. The audience base would be similar to that for the music scene; largely students and local young professionals, along with folks coming in to town from around Northeast Georgia for weekend entertainment. Many comedians touring through the Southeast would probably hit Athens if there was a full-time club, and the existence of the club would also create the opportunity to develop local talent.

Is anybody else with me?

5 comments:

jbirdtv said...

I think Athens needs a beach, so I'm waiting for global warming too kick in.

Model Consumer said...

I don't think we need or want a comedy club, although more comedy gigs would be nice.

What I mean by that is, we don't want or need (or so I think and hope) a stereotypical traditional comedy venue, with bullshit attitude and overpriced drink minimums.

The comedy I've experienced at the 40 Watt has been top notch, to say the least. Maybe all the different already existing venues can support more comedy.

burkniztical said...

I would love to have a comedy club here in athens or winder... strictly used for comedy or just hanging out at the bar watching a baseball or football game. When I'm not listening to project 9-6-1 or 97.1, I'm usually listening to one of my many comedy cd's or dvd's such as dean cook... he's tha shiznit... but not on the coats PLEASE!!! hahah yes, we need more laughs around here ~ DEFINATELY!

Model Consumer said...

That's cool. If there truly be demand for such a venue, then let the suppliers burst forth to provide it. I am much more into the comedic stylings of say, David Cross, Zach Galifuckinhoweverthefuckyouspelliitinakis, Patton Oswalt, et al, than Mr. D. Cook, but more power to him and you and everyone else who enjoys a laugh. Those other dudes though are more than happy to gig at the 40 Watt, which is why I personally don't feel like we're missing out by not having the more traditional comedy club. But if we had one, I'm sure it could be cool, and a good thing.

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