Stand Up NY, a comedy club on Broadway and 78th Street, has gotten creative during the pandemic. Because it can’t hold full-capacity shows indoors, it’s featured comedy in Central Park and other venues.
Now it’s starting a new venture — the “Temple of Laughter.” The first show is this Thursday at St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church on 86th and West End.
Covid-19 is rising in the city, and indoor events (where people may be guffawing) can be dangerous. Dani Zoldan, an owner, told us that the club is taking extra precautions.
“We’re taking safety very seriously including limiting capacity (the church is huge), social distancing, temperature checks and everyone will fill out waivers for contact tracing. Comedians will also have access to their own microphone (no sharing),” he wrote in an email. There are other requirements for audience members below.
Capacity is extremely limited so please reserve your spot ASAP on our website. We’ll also be enforcing strict COVID safety guidelines including:
Masks must be worn at all times
Waivers must be filled out upon arrival for contact tracing