New York’s comedy clubs, theaters and other live venues are very fund-worthy.
That’s the message Sen. Chuck Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld — sorry, no Danny Tartabull — teamed up to deliver Sunday, pushing for federal legislation to support city entertainment spots forced to close up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“This bill is so important to keep these places going,” said Seinfeld, 66, from the stage of Chelsea’s Gotham Comedy Club. “It makes the city exciting to walk down the street and know right inside that door, some people are on stage and doing things. It gives the city energy and electricity.”
Schumer, the Senate minority leader, is advocating for the Save Our Stages Act, which would procure a not-so-junior mint of $10 billion to keep afloat venues that have seen their profits undergo significant shrinkage.
The funds would go into a Small Business Administration, which would open up the vault for venues, producers, promoters and talent reps to receive…