September 2018 - Make 'Em Laugh: The Comedy Vault
Comedy has a new home in Albuquerque. After the loss of Laff’s almost ten years ago, the comedy community has become gypsies, moving from venue to venue to give the city a good laugh. The migration comes to a halt today. Kimothy Spark, the triple threat (Owner/Operator; Promoter) will open an all-new venue, The Comedy Vault, on 4th Street and Central in Downtown Albuquerque. The club is scheduled to open in November of this year.
Sparks is excited about what this venue will provide to the community. “The Comedy Vault will provide weekly entertainment featuring national "big name" headliners weekly,” shared Sparks. “All headliners will have been featured on late night entertainment, televised comedy specials, etc. The community will have an opportunity to come out and relax and enjoy quality live entertainment at a reasonable price. Albuquerque is currently one of the only large metro areas without an exclusive comedy club.” The Comedy Vault will not only bring nationally headlining acts but will provide a space for local comedians to share their art. “Albuquerque has a very vibrant and active local comedy scene,” boast Sparks. “Featuring local comedians as hosts and feature acts, as well as giving them their own weekly "open mic" is allowing the local talent to thrive in a professional venue, practice and enhance their craft, and give those with the premium talent the base for which to become national headliners.”
As a prelude to the opening, TCV will partner with The Hyatt Downtown to present four weekends of local and professional comedians performing a total of eighteen shows to set the stage for the tentative November opening of The Vault. The show will feature comedian Lahna Turner on Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd. Comedian John Roy will perform on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th with two shows nightly. The shows will also take place during the Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta. Comedian Jen Kober will perform five shows from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th. Comedian Erik Myers will perform two shows nightly from Friday, October 12th through Saturday, October 13th. Local comedians Steve Costa, Nicolina Nicthe, Holly Byrd, and Kendra Jean Brand will also perform.
Tickets and information about The Comedy Vault can be found at www.abqcomedy.com.