Comic Strip owner
Lucien A. Hold III, whose New York comedy club the Comic Strip showcased some of today’s biggest comedians, died Nov. 23 in New York from complications from scleroderma. He was 57.The Comic Strip was opened by Hold in 1975, and he served as its general manager and talent coordinator for 28 years, working with comedians including Chris Rock and Adam Sandler. Hold was born in Mahopac, N.Y., and graduated from Hunter College. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa; a brother and a sister; a nephew; an aunt and an uncle; and several cousins.