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All Jokes Aside

All Jokes Aside was a comedy club in south-side Chicago which catered almost exclusively to the African-American sector.[BE 1] It opened in 1992 with 275 seats, and ran for "less than a decade".[1] The club's success led to a Comedy Central series as well as a second location in Detroit.[BE 2] In 1994 the company had a turnover of $470,000.[BE 2]

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  1. ^ Need a laugh when you're on the road? (Vol. 25 No. 9 ed.). Earl G. Graves, Ltd. April 1995. p. 130. Retrieved 25 February 2012. black comedy clubs around the country 
  2. ^ a b Who's laughing now? (Vol. 26 No. 2 ed.). Earl G. Graves, Ltd. September 1995. p. 30 & 33. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 


  1. ^ Hicks, Margaret; foreword by Mick Napier (2011). Chicago comedy : a fairly serious history. Charleston, SC: History Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-60949-211-3. Retrieved 25 February 2012.