The majority of comedy in LA lives and breathes on the so-called Eastside. It was true far before the pandemic and is potentially even truer on this side of the pandemic. For years, the only dedicated comedy venues on LA’s widespread and oh-so-nice West Side were the Comedy & Magic Club and M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater. The former was embedded deep enough in the Beach Cities that it’d be a trek even if you were coming from Santa Monica and the latter was very tucked away in an alley parallel to the famous 3rd Street Promenade.
Thankfully, to comedian/producer/educator Nicole Blaine and husband Mickey Blaine, The Crow will be the West Side and LA’s newest comedy venue (and that’s while the sheen on The Elysian and The Glendale Room are still very nice and bright). Blaine promises it for to be, “the intersection where art meets community through a comedy club and an educational space.” Shows and classes for the major disciplines in comedy will be available for all ages and Blaine’s extensive record in producing very fun live comedy around town (such as the mostly headliner and one first timer stand-up show, Virgin Sacrifice) as well as her very own stand-up special makes us pretty excited to see what she has planned (already there’s going to be a weekly open mic, a mic for female and non-binary comics, and a benefit for Children’s Hospital LA).
Oh, you should know that The Crow will be located at the long standing art complex known as Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, which is a wondrous place in of itself, but also boasts one of LA’s most scarce resources: FREE PARKING.
Look for The Crow to get up and running starting in June, which will be so nice when you’re looking for it to be ten degrees cooler on days where it’s 90 or higher).