After 35 years of laughs, Austin's Cap City Comedy Club is reportedly closing its doors permanently.
Since the start of the pandemic in March, the North Austin comedy club has been closed. The local business has since released a statement to the Austin American-Statesman saying that they will be closing their doors for good due to the pandemic.
"We are devastated to announce that we have to close the club. After 35 years in this location, and 17 for us as owners, the struggle of being closed since March has proved insurmountable. It is a perfect storm of pandemic, lease and wanting to be responsible to our staff, comedians and audiences," reads the statement, which was emailed to the Statesman.
The comedy club, located at 8120 Research Blvd., Suite 100, has hosted plenty of big time comedians like Ellen DeGeneres, DL Hughley, Dave Attell and Joe Rogan.
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