Is Comedy Bar NYC Too Similar to Toronto’s Comedy Bar?


There’s a local comedy dispute a-brewin’ in Toronto and New York. Third Beat Magazine has observed that a new comedy club called Comedy Bar NYC, which Ali Farahnakian and the People’s Improv Theater (or the P.I.T.) are opening at the end of the month, bears a striking resemblance to a popular Toronto club called Comedy Bar that also has a similar logo and vibe and is frequented by New York comedians when they’re in town. As Third Beat notes, there’s nothing illegal happening and the original Comedy Bar can’t do much about it, but it’s certainly ruffling the feathers of the folks at the original club and is sure to be the biggest comedy club name dispute of the year.