When is a comedy cellar not a comedy club?
A new study by The Associated Press finds that dry bars are in decline, with fewer and fewer people coming to them to drink.
Many people who do go to dry bars for laughs now tend to be people who aren’t interested in drinking in general.
The study by the Associated Press found that in 2013, the average number of people going to dry bar comedy clubs was 5.5, down from 6.2 in 2005.
That compares to 10.5 people per comedy club in 2006.
In the same period, the number of dry bar comedians had risen from 10.1 to 15.7.
There were fewer than 1,000 comedians in 2006, but in 2015, there were nearly 6,000.
Many of the dry bars in recent years have closed down, and some have struggled financially.
The study also found that more people than ever were attending dry bar clubs.
The number of comedians who attended a dry bar last year was 3,000 more than in 2013.
And more than three quarters of dry bars were full in 2017, up from more than two quarters in 2013 and from more that a quarter in 2004.
“People are really looking for comedy, and that means they’re going to drink and then they’re not going to be laughing, and we’re really losing comedy,” said Jerry Seinfeld, who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 20 years.
He is one of more than 30 comedians who said he has quit drinking.
The only thing I can think of that I would do is go somewhere else,” he said.
In addition to drybars, more and more venues are opening and closing, and in the past few years, more people have started going out for drinks.
Actors like Adam Sandler and David Cross, who have toured the country, also are using their fame and the internet to draw crowds for their shows.
Comedian Dave Attell, who is touring with Sandler, said his audiences are not so interested in being sober.
Attell has been sober for about six months, and has never had an overdose.
He has taken to posting videos of himself with friends at dry bars.
“I feel like I’ve been doing this for years and I’m just getting sick of it,” Attell said.
“So it’s just time to move on.”