Friday, April 24
By Jennifer Heaney
Rejoice, Salt Lake City, for your prayers have been answered! Wiseguys Comedy Café is opening its latest location at Trolley Square, and there’s a full bar inside! Not only can you enjoy your comedy with a real drink or five, but there’s also a restaurant downstairs that you can eat at before the show. Or you can just order from the menu and eat while you watch the comedians. Finally, a comedy club in Utah set up the right way.
There’s a gleam in owner Keith Stubb’s eye when he talks about the new location. Stubbs has put his heart and soul into the Trolley Square Wiseguys—which, by the way, will be in the old Hard Rock Café building. Stubbs named the downstairs restaurant Poundcake after one of his own stand-up routines and is extremely excited about the newest addition to his chain.
To help start things off with a bang, Stubbs has booked local favorite Marcus (pictured) as his headliner for opening weekend, and he has big plans for booking more well-known comics, including Greg Giraldo and Dave Attell. “I’ve got Attell booked for May,” Stubbs says. “We’ll have to see if I’ve got enough room in the Trolley Square location. The West Valley Wiseguys holds more seats right now, so we might have to put him there.”
Will this be the end of Trolley Square’s sad, quiet walkways? With Wiseguys coming in, Trolley Square may experience the revival it needs and deserves.
Marcus @ Wiseguys Comedy Café Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, 801-532-5233, Friday, April 24th, shows at 8 & 10 p.m., WiseguysComedy.com