A comedy club set to open in upstate New York is looking to bring late comedy legends back to the stage in hologram form because nothing is sacred anymore.
The New York Times reports that the National Comedy Center, planned for a 2016 opening, could feature virtual comedians, courtesy of Hologram USA (the folks behind the Tupac hologram that performed at Coachella in 2012).
The National Comedy Center, which is scheduled to open next year in Jamestown, N.Y., is to unveil plans for a comedy club that will feature holograms of stand-ups and comic actors from various eras.
Tom Benson, the chairman of the National Comedy Center, described the project in a telephone interview as “a comedy club where folks can go back in time and witness a classic routine in a setting – God knows where it might have been – and experience that as if they were really there.”
Benson’s preliminary list of potential performers includes George Carlin, Milton Berle, Bob Hope and Rodney Dangerfield, though none of that is set in stone because deals have not been reached with their families or estates at this point.
Source: The New York Times