From poking fun to paddles, the Times Square comedy club, Carolines on Broadway, is rumored to turn into NYC’s newest SPIN location.
Co-founded by American actress & activist, Susan Sarandon, SPIN is a ping pong social club (great for birthday parties!) that has locations all across America and one in Canada. Though New Yorkers can already show off their table tennis skills in Flatiron’s 14,000-square foot space, according to The New York Post, the playful company is expecting to take over the recently closed comedy club Carolines to make room for a second NYC location.
According to a statement Gregory Godfrey, VP of Brand & Culture at SPIN Global, told The New York Post, the venue spans 10,000 square feet and exudes that same special “underground feeling” that their Flatiron location has. An opening date is expected for sometime in 2023.
Carolines comedy club closed its doors just before the new year after 30 years on Broadway. The spot originally started 10 years earlier in Chelsea and then in Seaport.
“We’ve had an incredible run these past 40 years, elevating comedy from the very beginning and we are so proud of the comedians that have graced our stages throughout the years with their considerable talents,” tweeted Carolines on Broadway. “No matter the shape or form of Carolines’ future platform, we will always shine a spotlight on emerging talent.”
According to the club’s Twitter account, Carolines’ closure in Times Square won’t be their last laugh. Carolines hinted at entering into a new, “larger” phase that will continue to “bring the best comedy to more people in more places.” Moreover, Carolines will still be active in the New York Comedy Festival.
Having said that, Godfrey told The New York Post earlier this week that the deal isn’t “100% official yet,” however, SPIN is “super excited” about it.