Published on November 2nd, 2015 |0
Punchline Comedy Club to reopen this month at Landmark Diner
Punchline Managing Partner Jamie Bendall told the Atlanta Business Chronicle The Landmark location has been an option since March for the relocation of the comedy clubs that has been a Sandy Springs landmark for decades.
“We’ve looked at close to 50 properties and in the end, wound up coming back to Tommy Lambros and Landmark again and again,” Bendall said. “He’s got experience running multiple locations,
is already accustomed to having shows in the building, and this location has plenty of free parking, which ultimately is a factor for the way our business operates.”
Bendall’s partner Chris DiPetta sees an opportunity for a new kind of comedy club.
“Our plan is to give our Punchline customers a different way to spend time with us,” DiPetta said. “Because The Landmark’s already open 24 hours a day, it’s possible we’ll be the only 24 hour comedy club in the country at some point.”
Bendall hopes that Atlanta comedy legend Jerry Farber, who had been operating a smaller comedy club in the Landmark for several years, continues to be a familiar face in the new Punchline.
“I’ve known Jerry for over 20 years and have a great deal of affection for him and his value to the Atlanta comedy scene,” Bendall said. “It was Jerry who actually first suggested that we move to the Landmark when we announced we were going to have to leave our original showroom.”
According to Bendall and DiPetta, the Punchline formula will remain the same: focus on building local talent and showcasing the best comedians from around the country.