We’re sad to announce that Hitchin Mostly Comedy is closing its doors immediately as the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis has made the club unviable. Consequently, our advertised shows on 28th April and 26th May have also been cancelled.
It’s no secret that we’ve been struggling to stay open since the pandemic hit. Whenever we postponed a show, most of our running costs continued with less income spread thinly across fewer dates. Add to this the fact that our tech costs have tripled since 2020, and you wind up with a perfect storm for closure.
While we hoped this Thursday’s advertised show and 26th May could still go ahead, neither date was close to breaking even, and a business as small as ours couldn’t afford to swallow the loss. Ticketholders will have their tickets refunded (WeGotTickets will be in contact in due course).
We’re so sorry for any disappointment. And we haven’t taken this decision lightly. We can’t thank our audience enough for the ongoing support and so many generous donations via JustGiving (and the kind words that accompanied them) that have provided a lifeline to the club since 2020; if it weren’t for you, we would have folded long ago.
What a ride these fourteen years have been. Glyn and I never expected it. The hundreds of shows and interviews come with a host of happy memories.
We’ll miss it and you,
David Ephgrave (on behalf of Doggett & Ephgrave)