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Part Owners of Erie's Jr's Last Laugh Retiring

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After more than a dozen years of helping to make people laugh in the city of Erie, a local couple is selling their half of the downtown Erie comedy club, Jr's Last Laugh.

The comedy business has been good to Doug and Debbie Richardson of Erie.
But after more than a decade, they're ready to retire.

After 16 years, the Richardsons are selling their half interest in Jr's Last Laugh comedy club, in downtown Erie.
Debbie says she plans to dedicate more of her time towards her photography businesses, and they're retiring to spend more time together.

They say they've made many memories over the years, and had a million laughs.
And while they have a lot of favorite comedians that have taken the stage at Jr's, they say it's the customers, and hard-working employees that they're going to miss the most.

"It's been an amazing journey, it's been very fun, it's been wonderful. We've met wonderful people enjoyed every moment of it," said Debbie.
"We've had nothing but a great time here. It was like throwing the world's best party, the longest party. It was absolutely a blast. It's a great businesses. It's a lot of fun I know our partners are going to do a great job," said Doug.

Jr's other founding partner, Dave Litz Jr., will retain his half of the club, with a new partner, local businessman Rob Neville.
The Richardsons say they'll bring fresh, new ideas to Jr's and they're positive they'll continue to make it a fun time.

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