Just a reminder to all Laff House patrons and comedians that tonight will be the last night that legendary Philadelphia comedy club The Laff House will be in operation.
There will be two shows at 8 and 10 PM, one which is starring comedians Keith ‘From Up Da Block’ and Buck Wild, both of which have made me laugh countless times throughout the past 4 years.
The second show will be an impromptu comedy celebration with all of the comedians, friends, family, and close associates of the Laff House. From what I was told, there will be no official list of comedians, or anything else that will be planned, but I’m sure a lot of the comedians who have known the Laff House as home will be on the stage one last time.
What I’d like to get off my chest: Tonight will be an extraordinary night, with emotions ranging from extreme sadness to anger to happy celebration. What I hope we can do is keep the energy a positive one and remember why the Laff House was so important to us. Some of us, including myself, have publicly gone through the seven stages of grief already and tonight should only be the time for a positive outlook on our future as a comedy scene and a celebration of all the great times we had at the club.
Will you see me slinging a Jamaican Rum Punch or a Top Shelf Long Island tonight? Probably not. But you will see me hanging out at the bar and showroom with my friends and some of the comedians I’ve called my favorites, talking about our starts there, how we grew mentally, socially, comedically, etc.
The Laff House has gone through so many changes in the time that I’ve been there. It really does seem like a decade ago I was a sophomore at Temple, looking to find a job where laughter was not only encouraged, but the means to it’s survival. I applied to a number of spots and the Laff House was nice enough to take me in, introduce me to their family, and help me make a few bucks and experiment comedically in the process. I know I’ve said this to them countless times, but to be honest, I feel that I haven’t said it enough. All I have other than that is this website.
If you feel the same way, I hope to see you all tonight at the Laff House comedy club, 221 South Street, Philadelphia PA. Come by, say hello, goodbye, thanks, whatever. I’ll be there taking pictures, videos, and talking shit.