The world's oldest comedy club might have been a bit of a shithole, but it was MY shithole.
Great feeling of Dangerfields history from your article, but I really enjoyed the sense of your passion and drive for your craft
Never liked Rodney Dangerfield; never gave him “no respect”, but now I want to go to his club (too late, alas!) because of this fine article. The author might be a crappy comedian, but he’s *our* crappy comedian.
Very entertaining and nicely put together. And I love the drawings. And then I saw my mention at the end...well, thanks for that.
Oh man, totally fascinating. Such a great scene. Thank you!!!
The end of an era! Sorry to hear about the closing of Dangerfield's. That place has such a history for comedy. I've got to say this was a riot to read as well!
Your article was so engrossing that I encourage you to write more. Your story is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Oh, that is a bummer that it didn’t survive the pandemic. My parents had one of the Dangerfield specials with Bob Sagat, Sam Kineson, and others on VHS as I was growing up. (I’m almost the same age as the club.) We watched it a gazillion times and it is such a staple that they transferred it to DVD. To this day, lines and rimshots from that show are still one of the inside-joke ways the three of us communicate. Thanks for this last peek, and I wish you ever-growing nights at the mic. From one covid-closed stage entertainer to another.
I know this sinking feeling well. It feels to me like my heart sinks back and bumps my back ribs. I loved living in New York. Did some stand-up at Carolyn's. This reminds me of when the Holy City Zoo in SF went down. Nice to see another comedian on SUBSTACK!