No laughing matter: NY comedy club owners seek reopening guidelines from state

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – As restaurants reopen for indoor dining, what about reopening comedy clubs?

Club owners in New York said they fear the clubs face closures because there are still no regulations from the state on how and when they will reopen.

Sen. Michael Gianaris said the state hasn’t made clear distinction between comedy clubs and restaurants when it comes to reopening.

“Well they can't tell us, because there is no difference. The answer is there is no reason why. It's arbitrary. It’s bureaucracy at its worst. And hopefully we'll push through it quickly,” Gianaris said.