Comedy Club to Open in South Augusta
“Laughing out loud in Augusta” is about to get a little easier with the opening of a new comedy club.
Joker’s Comedy Club is preparing its grand opening in south Augusta, and it will make its debut with a couple of well-known performers.
Chris Thomas, who has made appearances on Def Comedy Jam and Late Night With David Letterman, will perform at the club on its opening weekend along with A.J. Johnson, another Def Comedy Jam comedian who is best known for his role in the 1995 film “Friday.”
The venue will open on Friday, March 23 at the Private I Sports Entertainment Complex, located at 2507 Thomas Ln in south Augusta. The club seats up to 300 people and has a bar, kitchen and buffet. The complex also has a sports bar and swimming pool.
The club’s co-owner Cardell Gunn said he is planning for the venue to be open two nights a week. Opening weekend shows will be at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.
The sports complex is in its 25th year, and Gunn said he thought it was high time to bring some laughs to a city that hasn’t had a proper comedy club since the The Comedy House Theatre closed in 1998.
A two-in-one sports bar and comedy club called Augusta Athletics Sports Bar and Grille opened on Walton Way Extension in 2016 but closed after less than a year in business.
“People were going to Columbia,” Gunn said. “The people of Augusta needed one in Augusta.”
Gunn also said that Reginald Ballard, known for his recurring role as Bruh-man on the acclaimed sitcom “Martin,” will perform at a show at Joker’s Comedy Club with Thomas on April 6.
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