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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Comedy Club stays afloat by becoming Spokane Shake Co.

It's not easy shaking off Gov. Jay Inslee's ban on live entertainment if you own a venue in Washington. Adam Norwest, who is the president of the Spokane Comedy Club, is doing what he can to keep the venue afloat after five dormant months courtesy of the novel coronavirus.

Living room scene: Spokane Comedy club finds a way to laugh with fans

No live audience for a comedy show. No problem – well, at least for some performers. Comedy-starved fans – 878 of them – paid $10 to witness an online comedy event Saturday assembled by the Spokane Comedy Club. “I was completely surprised by how many people supported the show,” Spokane Comedy Club owner Adam Norwest said while calling from his Tacoma home. “It was nice since they want to support the club and see some comedy.”

Tom Segura is ready to test new material at sold-out Spokane Comedy Club shows

When Andrew “Dice” Clay became the first comedian to sell out an arena a generation ago, it was hardly surprising since “The Diceman” was ubiquitous during the early days of the Clinton era. Fans of Clay’s cable-TV specials and films packed the massive halls to catch and recite his bawdy nursery rhymes.

‘Savor It’ brings Spokane’s Kelsey Cook back to Spokane Comedy Club

Almost exactly a year ago, Spokane’s Kelsey Cook was headlining the Spokane Comedy Club fresh off her debut appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and just a couple weeks shy of making her Comedy Central debut in an episode of “This Is Not Happening.”