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Sunnyside Comedy to Host Shows at Maggie Mae’s, First Show Tonight

Lindsay Goldwert

Lindsay Goldwert

July 1, 2015 By Michael Florio

A local bar is set to transform its basement into a part-time comedy club.

Maggie Mae’s, located at 41-15 Queens Blvd, will be teaming up with Sunnyside Comedy to host a weekly comedy show each Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

Sunnyside Comedy, which formed last year as a means to bring quality comedy to this neighborhood, had been hosting shows at The Dog and Duck and Marlene’s Tavern since its inception.

The comics will now be using Maggie Mae’s as their home base.

“We picked Maggie Mae’s because they have a beautiful space downstairs and just finished renovating the whole bar,“ said Lindsay Goldwert, co-producer of Sunnyside Comedy.  “It is a great location that is convenient to get to and located right by the train.”

Maggie Mae’s co-owner James Moore said he is glad the comics are coming.

“We have the space and want to utilize it,” Moore said.

The performers will vary every week, with tonight’s show being headlined by Nick Vatterott, who has appeared on Comedy Central, Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

“Many of the comics will be from Queens,” Goldwert said. “We want to show people that Western Queens is where comedy lives.”

Each show will be about 90 minutes.

The cost of admission is $5 and there will be a two-drink minimum at happy hour prices.

“It is reasonably priced, but helps support the bar,” Goldwert said.  “People are very excited for the show and we are really excited to bring it to Queens.”

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I checked this out last night. Its a pretty cool scene. For a Wednesday night, I was impressed by the quality of the comics. Nice addition to the list of things to do in Sunnyside.

hank havlichek

this is great news! i saw sunnyside comedy show recently and it was fantastic. sorry i missed it tonight but will plan ahead to see next show. hope they get a good turnout.

Neighbor Lady

Wonderful! More local artists cooperating with local business to build a truly local art scene in Siunnyside! Art is springing from the deep roots Sunnyside provides people. A stable community with people of good will, rather than corporate power and/or real estate greed, makes for healthy, happy people who are free to unleash their talents to benefit their neighbors and themselves.


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