RIP The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club Owner David Kimowitz Death

David Kimowitz The Stand NYC

David Kimowitz The Stand NYC

David Kimowitz was one of the Co-Founders of The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club in Union Square in New York City. He was murdered on Saturday, August 3rd at the age of only 40 years old.  Kimowitz was stabbed to death at his house in the affluent neighborhood of Maplewood in Northern New Jersey alongside his family’s au pair Karen L. Bermudez-Rodriguez, age 26.

The au pair boyfriend, Joseph Porter, 27, a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is in police custody and has been arrested in association with the double homicides. read more

THE STAND NYC EXPANDS TO QUEENS WITH THE DEBUT OF THE STANDING ROOM

MANHATTAN’S THE STAND EXPANDS TO QUEENS WITH THE DEBUT OF THE STANDING ROOM

Cate Misczuk I August 18, 2015

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image courtesy The Standing Room

The Standing Room opened it’s doors Thursday night to new guests, and old patrons of The Stand NYC, for an all around good time in Long Island City, Queens. Amy Hawthorne, one of the city’s best comedy producers, helped put the grand opening together. The debut show featured Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Chris Distefano, and Monroe Martin among others.

The club is the brainchild of Patrick Milligan, Cris Italia, Paul Italia, and David Kimowitz, the same geniuses who brought you The Stand NYC. The new club sits just on the other side of the East River, inside the newly renovated space that was The Laughing Devil comedy club. The Standing Room’s showroom seats about 35, but there obviously some standing room to pack more in if necessary. read more