EastVille Comedy Club moves to Brooklyn (Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry & more play opening week)
After 10 years at E. 4th Street in the East Village, EastVille Comedy Club has moved further East...to Brooklyn. The new location, which the club says is Brooklyn's only full-time comedy club, is at 487 Atlantic Ave, right by Barclays Center. The Brooklyn EastVille opens on Thursday (7/19) with Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, Christian Finnegan, Akaash Singh, and Dave Kinney, and Friday night (7/20) has Janeane, Akaash, Kinney again as well as Wil Sylvince and Moody McCarthy. Judah Friedlander and Jordan Carlos headline on Sunday (7/22). Tickets for those and other shows are on sale and EastVille is offering a special for free entry on opening weekend on their Facebook (two-drink minimum still applies though).
This is exciting news for comedy fans in Brooklyn, though don't forget that there is already a strong selection of quality comedy events on a regular basis -- also not far from Barclays Center -- at Littlefield, The Bell House and Union Hall (all without 2 drink minimums).
Another Manhattan comedy club, The Stand, is moving less far from its original location to Union Square.