The Comedy Store

916 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

858-454-9176

From May of 1976 to August of 1977, America's first road comedy club was The Comedy Store South Pacific Beach. Mitzi designed the gig as a paid vacation for her comics who then toiled and showcased nightly on Sunset and Westwood. Launched on Memorial Day in San Diego, The Comedy Store Pacific Beach was widely successful and sellouts on Tuesday were common. Some shows had Gallagher, Robin Willams, David Letterman and Michael Keaton on the same bill. Nobody knew back then, but the public! They jammed the 200-seat room in total appreciation of both the future stars and of the all comedy concept hatched by Mitzi, in Hollywood, 1973, and delivered first to San Diego, 3 years later. The Comedy Store South moved to its current location in La Jolla in 1977.  

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