Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boise: Comedy club-less no more

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Pat Mac confirmed today that an as-yet-unnamed comedy club will open in Downtown Boise. According to Mac, the club has secured is liquor license and has set the first week of March a target opening date.

Mac and Brian Lee, who both managed the now-defunct Funny Bone, will manage the new club and both will be owners as well. Colby Smith and Karl Pence are majority owners of the club, with Mac and Lee having smaller ownership stakes.

The club is set to open on the second floor of the old Mode Building, on the corner of Ninth and Idaho streets.

"It's really cultural, vibrant area," said Mac, "and we really want to be in the heart of that."

According to Mac, drink and ticket prices at the new club will be cheaper than they were at The Funny Bone. The new club will host a 21-and-over crowd and won't require a two-drink minimum.

"That's tough to impose in this economy," Mac said about the drink minimum.

According to Mac, the club has already booked its first comedian, Ian Bagg. He said that they are in talks with big-name comedians with hopes of securing the likes of Eddie Griffin, Jim Gaffigan and Cedric the Entertainer.

"We're bringing in some big guns," Mac said.

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