Carolina Comedy Club Permanently Closed, GM Says

Avenue on Broadway at the beach.

Avenue on Broadway at the beach.

Laughter is dead at the Carolina Comedy Club.

The club in The Avenue section of Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach has closed, according to a post on the company’s website and general manager Leslie Blackmon’s Facebook page.

Blackmon posted on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that the club had closed for good after nine years of operation, the last two and a half of which had been owned by Freddie Rick.

Blackmon posted: “Sad to say the rumors are true. The Carolina Comedy Club is now PERMANENTLY CLOSED. I will miss the little family we have built. I am happy and humbled with my experiences there and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

The Carolina Comedy Club on Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach has closed, according to its general manager Leslie Blackmon. Alain Blondin

The club’s last show was apparently Sunday with headliner Matt Fernandez, who has been on Comedy Central, NBC and HBO, and comedian Jojo Casillas.

Blackmon did not respond to requests for additional information and neither Rick nor Broadway owner Burroughs & Chapin Co. responded to inquiries about the future of the space late Tuesday afternoon. commercial.

Rick, who also owns Helicopter Adventures in Myrtle Beach, said in the summer of 2019 he had a long-term lease for the space that would lead him to retirement.

Rick, a businessman from Myrtle Beach, purchased the Carolina Comedy Club business in May 2019.

Freddie Rick, Myrtle Beach businessman and owner of the Carolina Comedy Club, speaks inside the club on Broadway at the Beach in July 2019. Josh Bell

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The theater presented appearances by nationally touring comedians including Pauly Shore, Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson, Gallagher and Tom Green, as well as The Magic of Carl Michael for Seven Summers. The website has listed the artists until February 20.

Carolina Comedy Club was one of the two premier comedy venues in Myrtle Beach, with the area’s comedy club for 26 years, the Cabane Comedy.

Crowds start to enter the Carolina Comedy Club on Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach in July 2019. Josh Bell

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Alan Blondin covers Coastal Carolina golf, college and athletics, as well as many other sports-related topics that deserve coverage. Well versed in all things Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the Grand Strand, the 1992 Northeastern University School of Journalism promotion major has been a Sun News reporter since 1993 after working for newspapers in Texas. and Massachusetts. It has won eight of the Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 National Writing Awards and 20 of the SC Press Association’s Top three Writing Awards since 2007.

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