A Big Apple comedy club owner thinks Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sudden plan to jump-start the local entertainment industry is a joke.
“I thought it was an ‘Onion’ piece at first,” said Dani Zoldan, co-owner of Upper West Side comedy club Stand Up NY.
The governor on Monday announced an upcoming program of star-studded “pop-up” performances everywhere from subway platforms to local parks, many of which will be free of charge.
But Zoldan said struggling independent venues like his have already been organizing similar outdoor events during the coronavirus pandemic — only illegally.
“Outdoor shows aren’t even allowed [but] we’ve been doing it anyway, because we have nothing to lose,” said Zoldan.
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