The Comedy Studio raising funds for its move into new home in Somerville

The Comedy Studio, for more than 20 years the home of up-and-coming voices in the Boston comedy scene from the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant in Harvard Square, is in the process of moving into its very own space in neighboring Somerville, Mass.

The comedy club launched an Indiegogo fundraiser last month to help cover construction costs, including fire-proof curtains, a new bar and a high-tech sound system. 

Halfway through the campaign, they’ve raised $7,265 so far.

“The up-and-coming comedians and our dedicated fans will remain our top priority at our new Bow Market location.  The only difference is that we will be doing it in our own custom-designed club, and we’ll have a bar,” said Rick Jenkins, owner and founder of The Comedy Studio. “We want to provide the very best experience for the entertainers and patrons, and we wanted to give our fans the chance to be part of something special, so we started this crowdfunding campaign.  All proceeds raised will go towards making the club a premier destination for comedic talent.”

Among the incentives: A $250 donation earns you your very own cocktail on the club’s menu; $500 gets you on their new “Wall of Name.”

You can donate here!


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