Deep Ellum has not had much in common since the outbreak began in 2020, but it is one of the most common shortcomings in the area.
Open micas and performances have been seen on trees such as Twilight Lounge and tour comedy, but Fallas Dallas Comedy House has not been given a place for live comedy since more than a year after leaving Elm Street.
The Dallas-based new Dallas comedy club will officially open on Thursday under new owners Ian and Rosie Carto, who gave a preview of the venue and some of its star talent.
“We’ve heard a lot about how happy people are and how much people value live comedy,” Rosie said. People want human connections and that connection is not something they can get from the screen.
The Elm Street Comedy Club has the same layout and structure as the DHC, with two levels, a full bar, outdoor shows and meetings and classrooms for practice and courses EVA, abstract comedy and stand-up courses. There is also a recording booth for podcasts.
The DC Preview Night featured two performances on the main stage by comedian Paul Vargesse and home improvement team Jerry! Also, some musical comedy comedy from Lyce Collins and Jeff Potte on the club grounds.
The real challenge of launching a new theater is the awareness of the people who run the shows and bring the audience back, and it seems that DC is a startling start.
“Performing for the first time in a year and a half, both for the first time in a year and a half, both were self-sacrificing and self-fulfilling,” says Tark Parker, an art teacher, actor, and director of the House Inspection Jerry. After the event, I was emotional and very grateful. I miss being on stage so much.
Other members of the group say that the first scene on the new platform also tested the friendships and partnerships that can only be created in front of a real audience.
“The level of mutual support and respect is unmatched,” says Jerry Chad Klein. Team Member and DC Improvement Instructor. I have been teaching and working in Dallas for over 25 years and I have never seen anything like it before.
“Every theater has a different feel from the stage to the audience,” says Jackie Hood, a DC design teacher, director, and actor who plays with Jerry! It’s just fun to play with both theaters, and I’m lucky to have played in a lot of funny clubs in my time … but to be in a new club that has just opened.[ing] And to get back to our original scenes because the 2020 closures are so emotional and feel like coming home.
“They have made a lot of ideas about the people who work and work there and how they should be cared for and supported,” says Hood. “Rosie, [director of education] Kimberly is there and Ian is committed to DEI [diversity, equity and inclusion] There are so many that they have hired professionals to train the entire teaching team. They know what it takes to create a safe environment for all students, staff and executives and to set the standard from the start rather than leaving the club open and up to standard.
Parker’s owners have the same passion for comedy as their actors and staff, and these forces are quick to ensure that the process is efficient, expressive and supported from stage to bar and kitchen staff.
Parker says, “DCCC is a passion for leadership and a true love for all kinds of humor. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in such a positive and supportive environment. I think the audience experience in DC will be amazing. They perform interesting and unique scenes and encourage actors to identify. There are so many types it’s hard to say. ”