Funny, my reviews here keep getting censored. Talk about a lack of transparency.\r
It's not really a comedy club as it is more of social gathering for kids aged from 18-25... aspiring actors, comedians, community college students, and college drop-outs practicing their routines. 90% of the audiences were also actors/actresses and friends & family members. The remaining people were people like me who really looked out of place and actually paid $8-$10 for the night. I have no idea how they make money at a prime (e.g. expensive) location and my guess is that they don't. The atmosphere was very close knit and everyone knew everyone else, and these kids seemed to have a lot of fun performing and giving moral support to each other. Inside jokes were plenty, energy was extremely high, and they've put in a lot of time and efforts. Sadly, the bottom line is, unless you're their age group and know Joe, Bobby, and Momo or whoever they hung out with then you wouldn't get their half of their silly and stupid jokes. The bottom line is they've put in a lot of energy into acts that were SIMPLY NOT THAT FUNNY. Sure $8-10 isn't a lot of money but then again none of the shows there weren't that funny in the first place. If Seinfeld gets an A+, then the Westside Eclectic gets a D+, and maybe... maybe C- for trying so hard. PS. If you want to go a *real* professional comedy club and witness *real* humor, go to West Hollywood or Pasadena.\r
They're not that professional because they're not. They're students. It's a great business model if you think about it:\r
1) Charge students to take the comedy class.\r
2) The students perform live and charge fees to suckers.\r
Pros: Cheap comedy.
Cons: Not that funny. The students also need to take racial/weight/looks sensitivity class as they make fun of audiences.