Comedy Club to Debut in TC
By Lynda Wheatley | Aug. 21, 2021
With the future of the two-years-dark Traverse City Film Festival in question, and the short-lived Winter Comedy Festival long gone, a group of local comedians has just announced plans to launch the Traverse City Comedy Club inside the Grand Traverse Events Center this October.
“We’re bringing funny back to Traverse City,” proclaims Stuart Lazar, owner of the Traverse City Comedy Club. “And after the past year and a half that we all have experienced, funny is something that this area desperately needs.”
The newly renovated 4,000-square-foot Events Center, located at 738 S. Garfield Avenue in Traverse City, seats about 150 — a just-right size that’ll enable the club to attract some bigger names without compromising its intimate feel, says Lazar.
The debut shows kick off Oct. 8 and 9 with comedian Mike Getter (Traverse City’s own Marti Johnson will serve as MC) and continues with dates through New Year's Eve. Attendees should expect the comedic lineups to feature a mix of comedians from around the country, the vast pool of Michigan talent, and many local names. The club also plans to host open mic nights and offer comedy classes.
Tickets generally will be priced between $15 and $25 per person. For more information, and to purchase tickets for any of the shows scheduled through 2021, see www.traversecitycomedyclub.com or call (231) 421-1880.