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Austin mourned the loss of Capital City Comedy Club back in September, when it closed its doors after 35 years of laughs. Despite the pandemic, the new year has brought new opportunities for the comedy club, which announced it would reopen its doors come fall.


The club announced via Twitter on Wednesday that it would set up a new shop at the Domain in North Austin, just three miles away from the original location

Brothers and owners of Helium Comedy Club, a chain of comedy clubs on the East Coast and Midwest, Brad and Marc Grossman said they were saddened to see Austin lose a staple landmark like Cap City Comedy, so they decided to do something about it.

"Cap City is one of the best comedy clubs in the country with an amazing reputation," Marc Grossman said in a press release. "We're fortunate to have had a relationship with them for a long time. When Brad and I heard the club was closing and how upset the community was, we knew that we wanted to change that. I'm just glad that the opportunity presented itself."

The new iteration of the club will have two showrooms, one dedicated to headlining acts and a smaller showroom dedicated to local comedy, in addition to a full selection of food and drinks.

Cap City Comedy owners said the club will continue to book national acts, like Maragaret Cho and Dave Attell, Austin-based comedians, including "The Funniest Person in Austin" titleholder Andrew Murphy, and give comedy newcomers a platform at open mic nights every Sunday.

As Cap City Comedy gets off the ground, the club plans to host new events like "The Sideshow" podcast. Like normal, Cap City Comedy will continue to sponsor Austin's annual Moontower Comedy Festival.

Colleen McGarr, one of the original owners of the club, said she is ready to start this new chapter with the Grossman brothers.

"We could not be more thrilled that Cap City will be back as the center of the Austin comedy scene," McGarr said in the release.

The first show is set for October of 2021. Click here to find more information.

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