FAIRFIELD — The fire that gutted the Pepperbelly’s Comedy Club on Friday elicited a large reaction on social media.
Facebook posts in response to the fire:
- Cheryl Crepps Real: “OMG Pepperbelly’s is gone. It has been such a big part of my life for so long. My feelings are so mixed. (S)o many wonderful memories with so many comedians from the ones that are famous to the ones that started their careers on our stage, those I truly felt that they were like my children and over the years have been so proud of them and still am.”
- Carlos Brown: “I see the mural made it through the fire. A testimony to the power of art. Pepperbelly’s was an institute that was based on art. Be it comedy, music or anything creative that was the cornerstone of the power art means to us. Seeing the mural intact made me a believer in the power of human creativity. I hope the mural stays and continues to be part of this community’s history. I think the new Pepperbelly’s is going to be a new icon for the city and its ongoing legacy.”
- Don Miller: “If there are any questions about the Pepperbelly’s fire, I know a few comedians who are on fire and known to bring the house down . . .”
Tweets in response to the fire:
- “@MoneySTACKZ707: Sad day for fairfield a piece of history gone for a yr pepperbellys”
- “@gkingcomic: Kinda sad yesterday the comedy club I started at where I honed my skills on the comedy stage burned up 2 flames… I’m a miss Pepperbellys”
- “@DarrenCarter: #RIP Pepperbellys Comedy Club in Fairfield. So many good memories and so many good friends. I always felt a special connection #rebuild”
- “@DCErvin: Stay strong #pepperbellys
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