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 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.
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.