Superstorm-Comedy Clubs

November 12, 2012 - 12:34 PM
FILE - In this June 11, 2010 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, stand-up comedian Dave Attell performs at Treasure Island Casino and Resort on the Las Vegas strip. New York's comedy clubs, some of which had to shut down or go on generator power in the aftermath of the storm, dealt with a bad situation like they always have — by turning Sandy into a running punchline. Attell told a packed house at the Comedy Cellar that New York after Superstorm Sandy had a familiar feel. "It was dark. Toilets were backing up. ... It was pretty much like it always was." The Comedy Cellar, a regular stop for decades for the country's most notable comedians, was closed from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, but reopened on Nov. 2 . (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones, file)