Why this Houston comedy club is so cool
When a couple of friends start their own comedy club in Houston, they find it has a reputation for being a place for comedy, but it’s a different kind of comedy from what you might find in a bar.
We spoke to the hosts and managers about what makes the Houston comedy scene so great and how they made the decision to open their own club.
“It’s really a community,” said Joe Smith, owner of the Comedy Club Hooligan.
“The people who hang out there have an affinity for the comedy.”
Joe Smith and his crew have been in business for about a decade, and they are known for the funny stuff that happens.
“We’re all about the laughter,” he said.
The Comedy Club is not the only comedy club Smith and company have opened up.
Smith’s friends have opened comedy clubs in Dallas, Seattle, Houston, and even in Seattle.
“They’ve opened so many, and we’ve never had to close the doors,” he added.
Smith says that in Houston’s comedy scene, “you’re not going to find a better mix of people, or a better set of people.”
“It makes it easy to work with people who are different,” he continued.
Smith and the other owners of the Houston Comedy Club have a great vibe that will give you a good laugh, but they’re not afraid to let their customers do their thing.
“If we can’t do what we’re doing, then we don’t have to do it,” he explained.
“That’s the beauty of it.
We’re not here to be preachy, we’re not there to be loud, we don.
We just want to have fun and enjoy the experience.”
Smith says his comedy club has been a great addition to the community.
“You’ll see people come from all over, but we’re here to bring our comedy to the people,” he laughed.
“There’s a good mix of everyone.”
The Houston Comedy Clubs’ Facebook page has over 100 likes.
They have hosted shows like The Pussycat Comedy Club, The Big O Comedy Club and The Party Machine Comedy Club.
The club also offers classes in comedy, sketch comedy, standup, improv, and a monthly show.
They are also currently looking for a new manager.
“I think I’ve seen a lot of great managers over the years, but I’m just trying to find someone that’s going to make me happy,” Smith said.
“Some people get into the comedy scene and they just leave, and that’s it.
I think I’ll be able to find that.”
The club has a Facebook page where fans can post comments about upcoming shows.
The owners of The Comedy Clubs are very proud of their place in the Houston community.
They also like to make sure that their social media presence is always up-to-date.
“What’s funny is what we do, what we say, and how we show up,” Smith explained.
For more Houston comedy, check out this article from Fortune.