The Comedy Bar features a lounge and bar area that connects to a stand-up comedy venue with a stage. It will employ about 10 people.
Chavoshi said the venue will offer a free open mic night on Thursdays and welcome “national headliners” on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free for open mic, and tickets start at $16 for professional shows.
Comedian Ryan Dalton will headline the first weekend of shows. He has performed on Comedy Central, appeared in the TBS sitcom “Sullivan & Son” and won the grand prize at the World Series of Comedy competition in Las Vegas in 2011.
Chavoshi emphasized that The Comedy Bar will feature established, professional comics, many of whom have Netflix specials or television credits to their names.
“Every time we have entered a new market, the audience tends to be really pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shows,” she said. “We really take pride in hand-picking every single comedian.”
Chavoshi and Lane have worked in the comedy industry for more than a decade.