Farewell to Crown

Posted: August 23, 2016 in facebook, fans, photos, venues

I was gutted to hear that Crown Comedy at the Crown Hotel is ended — I had some pretty good times there and met some lovely people — both comedians and the occasional audience member — it was my kind of room — lots of scope for creativity and your friends around you for support. I’ve started some of my best bits there and for all the above I am extremely grateful. Thanks to the guys who kept the room running, it takes a lot of commitment to run a comedy room, more power to their arms!!!

end of crown

Here’s Justin Jones’ epitaph on FaceBook:

“Hi everyone, It’s with great regret that I announce that Crown Comedy was shut down tonight. The venue pulled the pin on us suddenly before the show and we were informed tonight would be our last show at Crown Hotel.

I would personally like to thank Lee Reid, for starting comedy out west. Daniel Palmer, Kieran Daughton and David Tieck for starting it and fostering the loose-say-anything vibe that made Crown what it was. Peter Gleeson for the awesome artwork he created for us on multiple occasions. Our awesome regulars, Victor Lee, Sue Thomas, Sean Morahan, Rob Andrews and everyone else that made the trek on a regular basis.

Special mention goes to Tim McIntyre who basically never missed a show, and proposed to his fiancée during a show.

To all the MCs and features who helped us create those nights, thank you, you made Crown what it was.

I’m sad to see this chapter come to an end, but excited for the next. This all happened so suddenly, we’re unsure of just what that next chapter will be. For now, stay tuned to the Crown Comedy facebook page for any updates. We are hoping to find another room in the west but good rooms can be few and far between so please be patient while we search for a new home. If you have any suggestions for a suitable venue please pm me the details.

Let’s not call this goodbye, let’s just say goodnight.

Peace and Love

Crown Comedy”

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