The “Comedy Act” theatre in Los Angeles, that gave stage to comedians such as Martin Lawrence, Damon Wayans, Sinbad, Jamie Foxx, Mo’Nique, Chris Tucker as well as many others is set to re-open. The legendary venue was known as the premier comedy club for Black comedians in Los Angeles during the late 80’s and early 90’s. The club also expanded to major cities like Atlanta and Chicago which gave a platform to other black comedians that have catipulted to superstardom. Founder, Michael Williams will re-open the club promising to stay true to the formula that made the club a success.
“Not only did the Comedy Act Theatre give Black comedians from across the country a stage to sharpen their skills, it was also known as a hip showcase for the stars and our regular audience of 300 patrons always knew they would get good comedy from a wealth of refreshing Black comics,” says Williams.
Well-known Black comics will help in launching the clubs re-opening. There will also be a special tribute to the legendary Robin Harris who once performed and was the show’s emcee. Each Thursday night will feature the biggest and brightest of Black comedians.
“I made a promise to myself to bring back a quality institution that provides opportunities to black comedians and build upon the Comedy Act Theatre’s reputation to support the dreams of future comedians who now see the possibilities of a career in entertainment,” adds Williams.
The launch will take place as Michael Williams presents a ‘Reunion’ for the Comedy Act Planet on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 7:30 pm at the club’s original location, the famed Regency West, 3339 W. 43rd Street in Los Angeles historical district .