Huron Club to Reopen with Comedy on Thursday Nights produced by Alex Simmons
February 3, 2022: New York City’s historic Huron Club will open its doors once again on Thursday nights with up-and coming and established stand-ups taking the stage at 8pm. The Thursday night hour and a half shows will start today, February 3rd. The weekly comedy show will feature comics from Comedy Central, Netflix, network and cable television as well as comedy festivals worldwide. The evening will also include cabaret and musical comedy performers.
“We’re excited to re-open the Huron Club with a high quality comedy show for patrons of Soho Playhouse and the city’s comedy audiences.” says Britt Lafield, Managing Director of the Playhouse. “We recently revamped the space for our immersive production of Tammany Hall last year. Now we have a classic New York speakeasy in our basement. This show is perfect for reintroducing New Yorkers to the Huron Club.”
The Huron Club was the original name given for the building at 15 Vandam Street. The club was a popular meeting house and nightclub for the Democratic Party. By the turn of the century it became the seat of power for Tammany Hall, the driving political machine of the Democratic party’s political power in NYC and the state at large.
Alex brings his experience from off-broadway, comedy clubs and piano bars to bear for this comedy showcase. His endearing appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman at 7 years old kicked off his never ending pursuit of punchlines. Alex has been booking comedy in NYC since 2015 and his comedy productions have received notice by The New York Times, Now This News, Nightlife Exchange and Broadway World.
Since its founding in 1963 as South Village Theater, SoHo Playhouse has demonstrated a fierce commitment to generating new works and has been an incubator and performance house for the Playwright’s Unit which fostered playwrights like Sam Shephard, Leroi Jones, and Lanford Wilson.
Doors open at 7:30 PM, $15 cover with a 1 beverage minimum. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at sohoplayhouse.com or by calling 212-691-1555.
Feb. 3rd Lineup 8 PM February 10th Lineup 9:30 PM
Host: Alex Simmons (The Late Show) Host: Dave Hanson (Inside Amy Schumer)
YouJean Chang (NY Comedy Festival) Gianmarco Soresi (Comedy Central)
Meghan Hanley (FOX Laughs, MSG) Michelle Slonim (HBO, NBC)
Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy) Joe Pontillo (MTV, Amazon)
Von Decarlo (HBO, FOX) Olga Namer (Ladies of Laughter, Vulture)
Talent will be booked by Alex Simmons, with consultation by Managing Director Britt Lafield.
Alex can be reached for comment at email@example.com or 718.473.7339