London’s West End, especially Leicester Square, has had a reputation for being the “world’s leading stand-up comedy destination.”
But it seems the Westminster Council recently put a ban on the handing out of flyers in the Square, reasoning that visitors are starting to feel harassed by overzealous comedians and promoters, reports West End Extra.
With three famous clubs already on the outs in the area, club owners all over West End fear they may have to leave the area in order to maintain a business. What’s bad news for club owners is only worse for up and coming comedians, who rely on the free flyer advertising.
With club owners, fans and comics themselves signing petitions and working diligently to get the ban lifted, it seems the fate of The West End, and the home of London comedy is up in the air. You can check out the full story here.