Former comedienne, car "sales goddess" and The Young and the Restless cast member, Holly Horn shall open a comedy club on November 4. Holly's Comedy Club will place its performance venue, restaurant and bar on the mezzanine level of the historic Don Lee building, sharing space with the AMC Van Ness movie theater. Horn has teamed up Kjell Qvale, president of her former employer British Motor Car Distributors, on the project in the hopes of reviving the comic energy that pervaded the Bay Area when she got her start here in the late 1970s. Interestingly, Qvale was once president of the Golden Gate Fields horse track.
Now the 200-seat space will be outfitted in extravagant comedy club kitsch from leopard print carpet to punchy red-sectioned couches to drinks like the "Smoke and Mirrors," arriving tableside with dry ice. Hand-carved rustic wood lounge tables and wood paneling will help create quite the classy joint.
Ensuring nothing is taken too seriously, restaurant plates will skew small and humorous, along the lines of "A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'": a trio of turkey, beef and tuna sliders. Horn loves omelets, so there will always be one of those on the menu too. A weeknight happy hour from 4-7 p.m. will featuring a fresh-popped popcorn bar with customizable fixings.
Holly's first headliner will be David Crowe on opening night through the weekend. Tickets and more detail can be found here.
Further Holly's Comedy Club reading: ISSF, GrubStreet, SFist