By Javi Luna
A local comedy club is expanding thanks to both a booming comedy scene and this past weekend’s $0 down Easy Credit Used Car Sale-A-Thon at a car lot that asked not to be named for the purpose of this article. We caught up with comedian/writer/booker/promoter/line cook Bob “Big Money” Reno, owner of Giggles Comedy Club, during his break at Uncle Lou’s Burger Joint, to ask him about the recent expansion.
“I’ve been in the comedy business for 13 years and I just felt it was time to take the club to the next level and turn it into an A class establishment.” Reno said, about the recently acquired 2007 Nissan Cube that will double as the club’s means of transporting talent and as a green/dressing room. “I think a lot of the big names we’ve got coming to the room are going to be impressed with the new accommodations.” ‘Big Money’ continued.
The vehicle, which only has 86,000 miles, features A/C and heating, power windows and locks, and CD stereo with auxiliary input for the comedians listening pleasure. When asked if customers would see a rise in ticket prices due to the cost of the expansion Mr. Reno explained, “We don’t expect to have to raise prices anytime soon. The car/green room is actually purchased under my sister’s name because of some bad checks I wrote in the 90’s due to my cocaine habit at the time. I’m going to make payments to her weekly and the bank will just take it out of her account.”
Mr. Reno also asked that we remind our readers that the club is no longer located at Fajit-A-Mania Bar and Grill and is now at the Knights of Columbus #6604 every weekend when it is not booked for private events. When asked if he had anything else to add he said “tell e’rybody Wu Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to f*** wit.”
Still no word on when the club will acquire a new, fully functional microphone cable.