Dallas Comedy House was forced to leave its original location after an ongoing property dispute last year. Now, The Deep Ellum staple, which has been around since 2009, will make its long-anticipated return in a new location on August 16.
The new digs will have a restaurant, beer garden and co-working space at 3036 Elm Street.
For the past decade, Dallas Comedy House has put on improv and sketch shows, and has also hosted classes for aspiring comedians. The new venue, formerly an automotive garage, will house two theaters, four classrooms, a podcast studio, a writer’s room and flexible, free co-working space.
There will also be a new restaurant, open all day, that Alamo Club’s Austin Rodgers and Michael West, as well as Jeff Bekavac, are consulting on. A patio and beer garden will make the club a more welcoming place to hang out before or after a show.
“Deep Ellum is an integral thread in the fabric of Dallas Comedy House’s identity, and we’re excited to be reopening in this new gorgeous space that affords us so much more room for guests to enjoy more than comedy,” says club founder Amanda Austin.
The new space will allow the comedy house to introduce a new variety of acts, including Monday Service Nights (dubbed “Dish”). This will be where comedians center their shows around stories from chefs, restauranteurs and bartenders in the service industry. Thursday night will also be a special night where one philanthropic organization will take center stage and comedians will build the show around them. The night’s profits will be donated to the cause.
On Saturday, August 17, the house’s newest Mainstage Sketch Revue, “Texas Toasted,” will premiere. It will highlight and make fun of all things Texas. The show was written by Jonda Robinson and Brian Harrington and will be directed by Cody Hofmockel and AD Shane Philibert.
Let the laughs return.