March 3, 2024

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 or call (231) 421-1880.


Building the Party

In a recent opinion column, small business ownership expert Mary Keyes Rogers adeptly diagnoses several problems in our Un... Read More >>

Film Review: Bob Marley: One Love

Perhaps the first sign that Bob Marley: One Love might be a suspiciously polished and glowing take on the pop culture icon... Read More >>

The M-22 Chili Challenge

Chill(i) out at the 2nd annual M-22 Chili Challenge at Leelanau Sands Casino on Saturday, March 9, from noon-4pm. This coo... Read More >>

Just Keep Skiing

Don’t let the intermittent snow fool you—there is still plenty of ski hill fun to be had! Crystal Mountain in ... Read More >>