AUSTIN, Texas — Knock knock! Who's there? Cap City Comedy Club!
It looks like the beloved North Austin comedy venue is making a comeback after previously falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, Cap City Comedy Club announced on Twitter it's planning to reopen its doors this fall.
"We will continue our tradition of booking national acts, Austin-based comedians & cutting-edge up + comers, now in a new location at The Domain," the tweet said. "Check back for more details & announcements."
The club, which was previously located for more than 30 years off Anderson Square and Research Boulevard, had announced its closure on Sept. 8, 2020.
At the time, the venue said the struggle of staying closed since the start of the pandemic in March was "insurmountable."
"It is a perfect storm of pandemic, lease and wanting to be responsible to our staff, comedians and audiences," it said in a statement to KVUE's news partners at the Austin American-Statesman last year.
According to a press release obtained by KVUE on Friday, the owners of the Helium Comedy Club brand will be reopening the club.
"We could not be more thrilled that Cap City will be back as the center of the Austin comedy scene,” stated Colleen McGarr, one of the original owners of the club. “We have known and worked with Marc [Grossman] for years and could not be happier to begin this new chapter.”
“Cap City is one of the best comedy clubs in the country with an amazing reputation. We’re fortunate to have had a relationship with them for a long time,” added Marc Grossman with Helium. “When Brad and I heard the club was closing and how upset the community was, we knew that we wanted to change that. I’m just glad that the opportunity presented itself.”
The new location will offer a full food-and-drink menu and two showrooms.
The main showroom will be dedicated to national acts such as Dave Attell, Aries Spears, Margaret Cho, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, Dan Soder, Doug Benson, and more, while the more intimate showroom’s focus will be on Austin’s local comedians like Andrew Murphy (current title holder of The Funniest Person in Austin), Chris Tellez, Avery Moore, Matt Bearden, Lisa Friedlich, Mac Blake, Amber Bixby, Hunter Duncan, Jasmine Ellis, Danny Goodwin, Christina Parrish, Ralph Hardesty, Justin Hicks, and more.
You'll be able to expect special events like “The Sideshow” podcast with Dudley, Bob and Matt, as well as pop-up headliner shows from time to time. Cap City will continue to be a sponsor of Moontower Comedy Festival.
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