VT Comedy Club Opens With Fanfare

Sadie Williams, Seven Days

On opening night, the bathrooms of the new Vermont Comedy Club in downtown Burlington still smelled of fresh paint, the polished concrete floors glistened, and founders Natalie Miller and Nathan Hartswick couldn't have been happier. All four nights of Vermont's Funniest Comedian, the annual standup competition they founded in 2012, had sold out. The bar was packed with comics, comrades and community members off all ages, from fresh-faced college students to seasoned citizens.