About The Club
Founder of the Broadway Comedy Club
Al Martin’s name is synonymous with comedy in New York City, and is responsible for launching the careers of many top comedians working today.
Although performing was a love for Martin he found his niche as a comedy club owner. He soon found himself working to establish a community by and with fellow comics that he had once worked beside including Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, Brett Butler, Tracy Morgan and Wanda Sykes.
New York Comedy Club became the first comedy club with two showrooms in 1997.
A descendant of Cuban immigrants, Al was one of the first club owners to embrace and advocate for diversity in the comedy world by establishing the first Latino Comedy Night at New York Comedy Club. He’s also facilitated and welcomed to his stage shows featuring gay, urban and Asian communities because comedy is a place for everyone.
In 2000 Martin opened New York Comedy Club in Boca Raton, which he ran successfully until late 2006. With the success of two clubs, Al decided to expand his brand and in 2003 opened Broadway Comedy Club, located in the heart of Times Square.
In 2005 he partnered with Barry Katz, executive producer of NBC’s Last Comic Standing to run Boston Comedy Club, giving Martin the bragging rights to being the first person to run three comedy clubs in New York City.
In the Summer of 2012 Martin expanded his comedy ventures into Greenwich Village, in New York City with the opening of Greenwich Village Comedy Club, from day one the club has been filled every night with a lively downtown crowd and top comedians making them laugh! Martin’s clubs attract comedy fans from around the world including some of the biggest celebrities from Jay-Z & Beyonce, Andre Aggasi, Jimmy Fallon, Montel Williams, and Harry Connick Jr.
The East Coast firmly established, Al Martin’s Broadway Comedy Club has now expanded west to the Los Angeles Comedy Scene working with and mentoring Daniel Tamayo to establish the Broadway Comedy Club brand in Santa Monica, California.
Owner - Broadway Comedy Club West in Santa Monica
Hailing from the Texas bordertown of San Benito and an alumnus of Pepperdine University, Daniel “Dan” Tamayo has been involved in Stand Up Comedy since 2005 and has produced shows and theater off-broadway, in small venues, and even off of the back of a boat in the Hudson.
Dan’s first job in New York City was standing on the street corner one mild wintery January afternoon to sell tickets to the World Famous Laugh Factory in Times Square. Five months after selling his first ticket, Dan became the General Manager of that club and ran it successfully working with Richard Basciano and Jamie Masada.
After opening 3 successful youth hostels in New York City, Dan opened a sales office in downtown New York City at 65 Broadway and worked as a trainer and advisor to small business owners and entrepreneurs including a future Congresswoman by the name of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
After opening a multi-million dollar ticket brokerage in 2014, Dan decided in 2018 to return to Stand Up Comedy and has been heavily involved in the New York City Comedy community.
Dan Tamayo now brings his passion for comedy and theater to Santa Monica, California where the winters are mild, the surf is consistent, and the sun always seems to shine.
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