UWS comedy club hits Cuomo with lawsuit contesting COVID-19-related shutdown

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A comedy club on the Upper West Side has hit Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a lawsuit claiming his COVID-19-related executive order that shuttered the venue last year was unconstitutional.

The owners of Stand Up NY, on West 78th Street near Broadway, filed a lawsuit against Cuomo in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday claiming the club should have been allowed to reopen when other venues got the green light, the New York Post reported.

“Movie theaters, jazz dinner theaters, churches, SNL, billiard halls, event venues for weddings, casinos, restaurants and bars with live music, bowling alleys, sporting event venues, film houses, museums, aquariums, gym and fitness centers are permitted to reopen in New York,” the suit says, according to the outlet.

“But comedy venues are not permitted to reopen,” the suit adds.

The owners have asked a judge to issue an injunction blocking the state from continuing to enforce the executive order, the outlet reported.