Popular N.Y.C. comedy club announces closure after 30 years

Carolines on Broadway, a well-known New York City comedy club, will shutter at the end of the year.

The venue, which is located at 1626 Broadway in Times Square, announced their closure plans on Tuesday.

“To our Carolines family and friends: After 30 wonderful years at our location in Times Square, we have decided not to renew our lease. Our final shows here will be on December 31,” the tweet read.

The club originally opened in Chelsea as a cabaret. It moved to the South Street Seaport before finding its longtime home in Times Square in 1992.

Over the years, Caroline’s featured the likes of popular comedians, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Joy Behar, Jimmy Fallon, Patrice O’Neal, Michael Che and Conan O’Brien.

Carolines suggested that the closing would not mark the end of the brand as a whole.

“As we continue to expand the brand, Carolines next ‘stage’ will be larger and bring the best comedy to more people in more places,” another tweet read. “We are very excited about the future of the Carolines brand and will provide updates through our social media channels, so be sure to follow us.”


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