Life In Motion
Take a look at this excerpt from writer Daniel Prendergast’s NY Daily News story, “Comedian Steve Hofsteller opening comedy club in Long Island City.” We can’t wait for Hofsteller’s Laughing Devil Comedy Club, soon to be at 4738 Vernon Blvd!
That’s why he’s opening The Laughing Devil Comedy Club – the latest, and smallest, addition to the city’s comedy scene – in the heart of the up-and-coming Queens neighborhood.
‘The general idea is to make it a very intimate show where every seat is a fantastic seat, where the back row is the front row,’ Hofstetter said.
The 760-square-foot space on Vernon Blvd. is set to open in December and seat about 50, making it the smallest club in the city, if not the world – a fact Hofstetter plans to contest with the Guinness Book of World Records.
It would also be the only full-time comedy club in the city outside of Manhattan.
Despite the club’s diminutive size, Hofstetter expects it to draw big talent to Queens.
In addition to being a comedian, Hoffstetter, 32, is the chief operating officer of Paragon, a company that has a stake in three other comedy clubs around the country and has worked with comedians such as Margaret Cho and Dave Attell.
‘We have some great connections,’ he said. ‘Since I’m a comedian myself, a lot of these guys are buddies that came up at the same time as me.’”