Huron Club Soho’s first comedy club under the Soho Playhouse will expand its comedy night to include Fridays starting June 24.
Beginning earlier this year in February as a weekly comedy night, the Huron Comedy club regularly features comics from Comedy Central, Netflix, cable television and comedy networks and festivals around the world. Featured acts also include cabaret and musical comedy performers.
“We’ve received great feedback from our audience and want to provide more opportunities for Soho Playhouse patrons and others to see the great lineups we’ve had.” chimes Britt Lafield, Managing Director of Soho Playhouse.
“That’s two shows a week, 8 shows a month, and 32 bookable comics a week,” muses Huron Club program director Alex Simmons.
In 1963, the space began as the South Village Theater under famed playwright Edward Albee. It was in this space that works by Sam Shephard, LeRoi Jones and Lanford Wilson were first staged. Soho Playhouse has demonstrated a fierce commitment to generating new work since occupying the space in 1994.
The Huron Club was the original name given to 15 Vandam Street in the late 18th century. The club was a popular meeting hall and nightclub that found itself frequently frequented by prominent figures from the Democratic Party. At the turn of the century, it became the seat of power for Tammany Hall, the driving political machine of political power for the Democratic Party in New York City and the state at large.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. for the 9 p.m. shows, $15 covered with 1 drink minimum. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at sohoplayhouse.com or by calling 212-691-1555. Programming for June 16 at 9 p.m. / Programming for June 23 at 9 p.m.
John Campanelli (Just for Laughs) / Jessica Rotondi (Oxygen Network)
Craig Fox (HBO, Anxiety Reality Tour) / Harrison Greenbaum (Last Comic Standing)
Leighann Lord (Comedy Central) / Meghan Hanley (MSG Network, FOX)
Samie James (We’re Trans) / Vanessa Jackson (SNL)
Michael Harrison (NBC, Laugh Your Asheville Off)