We know everyone is feeling the effects of Coronavirus on their lives and their wallets. People across so many industries are feeling the pain of slow down or closure as more people must quarantine or isolate. The restaurant, bar and live entertainment industries in New York City are no exception.
Our staff is made up primarily of servers, bartenders, and barbacks whose income relies heavily on tips and entirely on our club actually being open. Others are artists and entertainers, or otherwise self employed, who lend their talents to our club as part time freelancers, and thus not even qualified for Unemployment.
And while many comedians have income from podcasts, acting or other not-in-person sources, many more make 100% of their money from performing in live venues around the city every night.
We know so many of you are in the same position as our little family, so if you don’t have the resources to spend money right now, you can still support NYCC and all our comics by following, liking, commenting and sharing our updates and fun stuff! (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
Helping our Staff
As a business, we are using every resource at our disposal to help cushion the blow for our incredible staff. But, as many have experienced in the last week, we are finding the gears of relief grinding very slowly. If you are in a position to lend a hand, we have a number of ways you can help!
When you buy a Gift Certificate or Unlimited Pass, you’re contributing to the pool of money we’ll be splitting among our staff, in particular those in the most vulnerable positions. Plus, you get to look forward to enjoying a great night of comedy when things get back to normal.
Or, you can simply Donate Directly to our staff fund - you won’t get tickets, but you will get eternal gratitude from the whole NYCC family.
Helping our Comics
The best thing you can do for your favorite comedian right now is buy their album or subscribe to their Patreon! You can also help comedians generate ad revenue on YouTube by liking, commenting and sharing their videos and even when you listen on Spotify for free, the comedian will receive a small payout.
NYCC will be rolling out online content throughout the shutdown - much of it will be free! But we will also be making Premium Content available by subscription or donation, with the revenue going to the comedians you see featured in the videos!
Thank you so much for your generosity and support at this time