This article was published in 2003.

Panama Promotions have announced that Hyena Lounge Comedy Nights - planned for Thursdays throughout January, February and March, will not after all take place.

Steve Kind, in house promoter at The Cellars said:

"Unfortunately, the Hyena Lounge, although they had booked Thursdays for several weeks ahead, were disappointed with audience turnout for the first show - and when there were only a few people in 15 minutes before the start of the second gig, walked out without doing the show at all, and cancelled future bookings."

Thursdays are now available for band and independent promoter bookings as before. Steve added:

"It's a shame that the Hyena Lounge weren't prepared to spend a bit of time developing an audience at The Cellars, as we had put a lot of time and effort into this as a new venture - but it allows us to get back to doing what we do best - promoting live music".