May 12, 2015

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant to open this summer at Crossgates Mall

Albany, NY-   Crossgates Mall is excited to announce that The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant will open its premier comedy club at our center this summer.  Nationally recognized for bringing upcoming and star talent to their clubs, Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant is a welcome addition to Crossgates Mall.

Founder Mitch Kutash says, “We are excited to enter the Albany market. We have a beautiful facility that will compliment Crossgates Mall.”  Adds Vice President Todd Leinenbach, “With our half-round stadium style seating, the Albany location will continue our tradition of bringing the brightest stars of comedy that perform in 300-500 seat venues.”

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant was co-founded by Mitch Kutash and Gerald Kubach over 30 years ago. The brand now has over 10 locations nationwide and continues to expand. The club has hosted comedic performances from Dave Chappelle, Ellen Degeneres, Josh Blue and Jerry Seinfeld, among others. The Funny Bone also seeks out local talent and up and coming comedians from across the country.

The new Crossgates location will offer a full service kitchen and separate bar from the showroom.  Corporate and private room rental for any event are available. Event services include full service kitchen or buffet menu and full bar.

More information on Funny Bone Comedy Club can be found at


About Crossgates Mall:

Crossgates Mall is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts.  The center is anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Forever 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Dave & Buster’s, and Regal Cinemas with IMAX, and offers more than 200 retail shops, including Apple, a food court, and restaurants.  Additional information regarding Crossgates Mall can be found at, facebook and twitter.

About Funny Bone:

The Funny Bone is a national chain of comedy clubs that offers a full service restaurant and bar paired with some of the most nationally-recognized comedians on the circuit. Co-Founders Mitch Kutash and Gerald Kubach opened the first Funny Bone in Pittsburgh, PA, after Gerald became enthralled with a comedy show. More than 30 years later, The Funny Bone is in more than 25 markets and continues to expand.

The Funny Bone is also a recognized pioneer in accommodating diverse community needs. Examples include hosting numerous charitable functions, to being the gathering place for various corporate outings and meetings, to holding children’s comedy and magic shows, The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant has etched a permanent mark in comedic history.