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Springfield, MA – John Tobin Presents, in partnership with MGM Springfield, has announced the opening of Roar! Comedy Club inside the historic Armory at MGM Springfield.

“Featuring the nation’s best stand-up comedians, this unique comedy venue will energize the entertainment scene in Western Massachusetts,” a press release making the announcement states.

MGM Springfield, which opened on August 24, 2018,  covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield. The Armory, which is located within that area, was originally built for the Massachusetts Militia and later used by the Massachusetts National Guard. The Armory is now used as an event space, activated with pop-up art galleries, seasonal events, concerts and more.

The Armory | Contributed Photo

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with MGM Springfield in this new venture,” said John Tobin, CEO of John Tobin Presents, in the press release. “They are an incredible organization to work with. The Armory is a magnificent venue and it’s going to be a stunning space for guests of MGM and people throughout the area to come check out the funniest stand-up comedians working today.”

John Tobin has been active in the Boston Comedy scene since 1992 when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, John Tobin Presents now produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs and venues such as Laugh Boston, The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place, The Boch Center, The Norwood Theatre, WooHaHa! Comedy Club and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop.

“Entertainment is the cornerstone of MGM Springfield’s experience in downtown Springfield,” said Talia Spera, executive director of entertainment, MGM Springfield in the release. “This partnership with John Tobin Presents to create the new ROAR! Comedy Club reinforces our commitment to energizing the city and enriching the entertainment offering of the downtown through a variety of great acts and comedic performances.”

 Roar! Comedy Club will celebrate its grand opening on January 3-5, 2019. The following shows have already been announced on the clubs website;

  • CHRIS DISTEFANO – FRI JAN 18 – SAT JAN 19
  • ROBERT KELLY –   THU FEB 7 – SAT FEB 9
  • PHIL HANLEY – THU FEB 28 – SAT MAR 2
  • DAN SODER – THU MAR 7 – SAT MAR 9
  • RACHEL FEINSTEIN – FRI MAR 29 – SAT MAR 30
  • ALONZO BODDEN – THU MAY 2 – SAT MAY 4

For more information on Roar! Comedy Club, visit http://roarcomedyclub.com/.

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