NEW YORK -- Manny Dworman, who owned a Greenwich Village nightspot where comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, and John Stewart performed, died Sunday. He was 73.
Mr. Dworman, a musician who played the oud, guitar, and mandolin, owned the Comedy Cellar and the Olive Tree Cafe upstairs.
The club was previously the site of Cafe Feenjon, a Middle Eastern nightclub that originally opened as a coffeehouse in 1960.
Comedy Cellar, which opened in 1980, also hosted performances by Chris Rock and Colin Quinn, and discussions at the club inspired Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." Mr. Dworman was featured in the 2002 documentary "Comedian" by Seinfeld.