Former Comix manager allegedly caught stiffing charity in addition to comedians, employees

When Comix comedy club in Manhattan abruptly closed its doors and auctioned off its inventory in February, it caught many people by surprise and left more than a few headlining comedians and former employees in the financial lurch.

In this updated report from FOX 5 New York, it turns out that former Comix manager Michael Palitz also allegedly stiffed a charity out of $7,400 from a fund-raising show at the club last fall. Roll the clip. Shame, shame, shame.


  

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6 thoughts on “Former Comix manager allegedly caught stiffing charity in addition to comedians, employees

  1. Harlan Halper and Michael Palitz were partners on Comix. In the beginning there were just the two. Harlan thought he was funny and they both thought they were businessmen. That’s the funniest thing of all.

  2. Palitz came to comedy from banking, so screwing people must just be second nature (including screwing employees from what I hear – whooot!) But beware, he’s apparently moved his shtick on to Broadway now….so watch your wallets on the great white way. Get it in a contract!

  3. Yeah. Michael royally screwed me when I worked there. I will always respect Harlan.

  4. Oy, unless you’ve got bit t*ts and a va-diddle, that’s not what I meant. Whoot! Whoot!

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