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
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.
And while the club may be budding, it’s already got the comedy crowds buzzing. The Standing Room is being boasted as an exciting new addition to the growing Long Island City comedy scene.
The plan for The Standing Room is to bring in some of the top talent in from Manhattan to build up an audience — while also showcasing some of the latest and greatest talent that just can’t be fit into the lineup at The Stand NYC . On top of that, The Standing Room will be an all around go-to bar — featuring sports games, and trivia nights — while still boasting an impressive and creative cocktail list for that special night out.
So, does The Standing Room make you consider leaving Manhattan? Let us know in the comments section!