An update from a previous report: The NYC branch of the Laugh Factory, under new management, now officially goes by the moniker Times Square Comedy Club. The new site boasts that it’s "the world’s largest comedy club" with four rooms, a 300-seat mainstage, 140- and 120-seat cabaret side stages and a 99-seat screening room. The site pops up as a sponsored link in most Google searches for "comedy," which might explain the location-based name change. Yet another evolutionary step for a Times Square venue, from strip club to Jamie Masada’s Laugh Factory, to now a full-service family-oriented comedy business offering "clean" improv and magic shows in addition to nightly stand-up.
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March 20, 2009