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It wasn’t really an ideal comedy room, with its boxy shape, dark hike to the bar and lengthy rectangular tables better suited for holding church suppers aloft, but the Comedy Stop, which shuttered last weekend after the Tropicana failed to renew the club’s contract, had succeeded a handful of less fortunate local chain outposts, and legions of name talent had taken the stage in its 18-year run.

Owner and producer Bob Kephart has confirmed that a new location will soon be announced; meanwhile, former Hooters resident Bobby Slayton is in negotiations to perform a nightly early show with the LA Comedy Club, currently housed at Trader Vic’s inside Planet Hollywood, looking to book a traditional rotating lineup of late shows. Sources say the LA Comedy Club is also eyeing a third location at the Stratosphere.

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