We have exciting news to share today. EastCoast Entertainment has merged with comedy giant, The Comedy Zone Worldwide, and will launch a new division to be called ECE Comedy in the coming year. Together ECE and The Comedy Zone Worldwide will serve as a leader in the comedy booking arena addressing the needs of event planners, venues, and individuals looking for innovative and trusted comedic entertainment.
As part of the merger, Brian Heffron, joins ECE as a managing partner and will lead the ECE Comedy division. He will also maintain his personal ownership stake in the three Comedy Zone club locations he owns and manages. Also coming on board are Heffron’s longtime counterparts, Len Kure and Joel Pace. The Comedy Zone club locations are franchised operations and will continue to operate under The Comedy Zone brand.
As one of the most recognized players occupying the comedy booking space, The Comedy Zone Worldwide is one of the largest comedy networks in the nation. Established in 1986, Heffron and his team have grown the brand by licensing The Comedy Zone name and booking comedians for a multitude of venues and clients across the country, including over 60 Comedy Zone club locations producing over 100 shows per week.
“Growing ECE encompasses more than geography, and we strive to seek opportunities that allow us to expand the offerings we provide to our clients. Over a year ago, we started exploring the realm of comedy and what it would look like for ECE to be a serious contender in this market. The Comedy Zone is a household name and has a tremendous reputation for providing top-notch service to their clients in addition to the most talented comedians. Merging felt like a no-brainer as the company’s vision and guiding principles align so closely with those of ECE,” stated Doug Daniel, President & CEO of ECE.
“Today is a milestone as we celebrate joining the ECE family and launching a division unrivaled in the comedy market. Drawing on decades of experience, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of comedy while remaining focused on delivering outstanding results that meet the needs and wants of our clients,” said Brian Heffron.
We are full of excitement as we begin this next chapter and truly can’t wait to share many laughs with you in the years to come.