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The Last Laugh of the Laughter

Alan Reid, The Gesture That Broke the Band (2008).

Finding themselves unable (unwilling?) to spring for what they deem to be an "untenable rent increase," the owners of the Cutting Room in Chelsea — including Sex and the City's Chris Noth — are closing up shop on January 13, 2009. Longtime club staple Joan Rivers will be comedically cutting down celebrity culture on the venue's final evening. [Cutting Room]

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