Manhattan comedy club The Stand, which opened in 2012 and was notable not only for its great lineups but also not having a two-drink minimum, is moving to a new Union Square location:

It is with bittersweet excitement that we inform you today that we will be closing our doors this summer and relaunching The Stand in a brand new bigger and better location just a few blocks away in Union Square. We opened our doors officially at our 3rd Avenue location on September 20, 2012 with a concept and a vision that we knew would change the way people experience standup comedy. In return you have been extremely loyal coming back again and again.

We felt in order to step up our game and bring the experience to even greater heights we needed to upgrade to a location that would meet the expectations. Over the years we’ve enjoyed bringing you the best names in comedy, delicious food and one of the best cocktail menus in New York City.

Unfortunately in order to take on this task we had to give notice to our current landlord and we were asked leave before we could transition seamlessly into our new space. We promise not to be away too long.

To say goodbye, The Stand held a marathon edition of their Monday night show Frantic for the occasion, which featured Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Roy Wood Jr, Nikki Glaser, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Christian Finnegan, Matteo Lane, Ari Shaffir, and tons more doing 10-minute sets from 8 PM till well after 1 AM. Check out a pic for the lineup below.

Tonight is the final night on 3rd Ave, with HBO Presents Robert Powell at 8 PM and at 10:30 PM it's "The RoastMasters 3rd Ave. Finale" with head-to-head roasts featuring Jay Light vs. Maddy Smith and more. Tickets are still available.

While we wait for the new location to open, they note you can visit their Standing Room location in Long Island City.


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