January 7th, 2015 | Events | 0 Comments
With its 33rd anniversary on the horizon this February, The Punchline Comedy Club has set it sights on finding a new home. Prior to moving in April 2015, Atlanta’s oldest comedy club will host a whirlwind of special events and shows, surprise guests and much more.
Since the first show in 1982, more than 10,000 shows have been presented, and thousands of comedians, both professional and amateur, have appeared in the original showroom at 280 Hilderbrand Drive. Some of comedy’s all-time legends and most recognizable names including Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Dave Chappelle, Larry The Cable Guy, Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Brian Regan and dozens more have performed at The Punchline – creating a rich history and tradition that is unmatchable by any comedy club in Atlanta. It is regularly cited as one of the Top Ten Comedy Clubs in the US.
“It’s the right time for this move. A variety of things lined up with redevelopment coming in Sandy Springs and some exciting things happening around Metro Atlanta. It’s hard not to love your original showroom and all of the memories from over the years; nevertheless, we’re excited for the opportunity a new location offers that will incorporate the best aspects of the current club with some new features,” says Jamie Bendall, co-owner of The Punchline Comedy Club.
“I was a part of the Punchline on the first day back in 1982, and this location has been a great chapter in our story, but we are looking forward to writing the next chapter to cover the next thirty years,” added Chris DiPetta, one of the other current co-owners of The Punchline Comedy Club.
Leading up to the move, the club will host an impressive lineup of talent so both comedy lovers and comedians alike can celebrate the iconic original showroom. Additionally, The Punchline team will have pop-up shows throughout the summer at different locations and anticipate producing shows at temporary venues until they have secured a new permanent home. More details to be announced in the coming weeks.
For the full show schedule and most up to date information visit, www.punchline.com. Stay connected at via Twitter and Instagram at @punchlinecomedy and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePunchline.