Comix has closed. No more funny business.

Rumors of Comix's demise are no longer rumors. The comedy club on the edge of New York City's Chelsea and Meatpacking districts, the only club in the city to straddle the lines between traditional comedy club and indie comedy club, shuttered late Saturday night after four years. Many former employees showed up. Judah Friedlander, then Christian Finnegan, closed out the comedy club's formal existence before a packed crowd. The new owners tried to promise all sorts of things when they spoke to me last month, but things quickly went south. How quickly? Within days, veteran stand-up comedian Bobby Slayton was telling anyone who'd read his Twitter feed that he and others had been stiffed on their paychecks by the club. Apparently, there was a million-dollar investor who the owners were relying on, but who stiffed them instead. Then comics weren't the only workers getting stiffed by the club. More employees were let go. The club stopped restocking paper. And on Saturday, performers were notified when they showed up that this was it. There will be no more. It was a beautiful space and everyone from comedians to employees loved it, but whether it was location location location, or something else, Comix never quite worked as perfectly as it should have. There will be an auction on Tuesday. Details: TUESDAY— FEBRUARY 15, 2011 — 2:00 PM RE: WELL KNOWN MEAT...

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