The Last Laugh of the Laughter

Alan Reid, The Gesture That Broke the Band (2008). Photo: Getty Images

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]