A San Diego comedy club rented by Joe Rogan was supposed to expand to Idaho.
Instead, it looks like the joke is on us.
The American Comedy Co., which claimed it would open in the Gem State, turned out to be a ban – at least at the originally planned location in downtown Caldwell.
Here’s an update better late than never.
In late 2020, the landlords agreed to lease space at 815 Arthur St., adjacent to Indian Creek Plaza. But that deal fell through, according to an email from Candy Willcuts, marketing manager at TOK Commercial Real Estate. “Unfortunately, we cannot comment further on the details,” she added. An email sent Friday to a co-owner of American Comedy Co. was not returned.
At one point, the Californian club announced on Facebook that it would “super-spread in Idaho”. He said tickets would go on sale for shows by Jeremy Piven and Harland Williams. “We already have acts booked for the second location in Idaho,” a co-owner confirmed in an email to the Idaho Statesman in December 2020, “and we are very excited about this opportunity.”
The feeling seemed potentially mutual. After all, comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan once described the San Diego location as “@#$%in’ perfect” in an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience”.
Fortunately, there is already a well-established comedy club in Boise: The Lounge at the End of the Universe, 2417 Bank Drive, near Vista Avenue and Overland Road.
After surviving the pandemic – “barely”, he joked on facebook — the Lounge has settled into a local groove. It is now “a full-time comedy club and cabaret that encourages creativity through comedy and the performing arts”.