But we like to think ahead. So let’s talk about next weekend…
Introducing Holly’s Comedy Club—a dimly lit cavern of hilarity where jokes come at you rapid fire, aided by cocktails and a few bites—opening Thursday on Van Ness.
Located on the mezzanine level in the 192os-era building that was once a Cadillac showroom and where the AMC 1000 movie theater is now (you’ll walk up that dark wood staircase to the right of where you’d buy tickets), Holly’s is a velvet-curtained, leopard print-carpeted club where you can grab some fish and chips, dig into a few Smoke & Mirrors Martinis and allow yourself to be graciously amused to the point of laughter.
There’ll be flat-screens live-feeding the shows by the bar and lounge, so if you hang out on the lounge’s plush orange couches you won’t miss anything. But since your ticket gives you access to the tables by the stage, you can move closer and order dinner like sliders, kebabs or other utensil-optional foods that keep the noise down and don’t compete with the joke-making at hand.
On weekends, headliners who’ve done standup for presidents and won Emmys for putting sharp wit in Jon Stewart’s routine will take the stage. Then during the week, plan for some open mic and improv.
And by plan, we mean practice.