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?