A new comedy club, Chuckles Comedy House, is set to open at Oakwood Center (formerly Oakwood Mall) in Gretna this fall.
The 9,855-square foot location will occupy the space located at 197 Westbank Expressway, adjacent to New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co., according to a release. A spokesperson for Stirling Properties says the company is currently finalizing construction plans.
The opening will mark the first Louisiana location for the national entertainment concept. Chuckles Comedy House has two other locations in Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee.
The company features regional and national comedians, as well as a full bar and pub-style fare.
Comedians like Paul Mooney, Monique, DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Eddie Griffin, Chris Tucker have performed at other locations.
Darvis Harvey, chief operating officer of Chuckles Comedy House New Orleans, says the concept was created to “fill a void in the entertainment industry.”
“At Chuckles, we know comedy, we know excitement, we know a good time,” Harvey said. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our exclusive concept to the Gretna community and surrounding New Orleans area, and give the people something we all love, laughter—all year round!”
“We are excited to be able to open our third Chuckles Comedy House in Gretna, and to establish a potential flagship location for our brand here in the greater New Orleans area,” said Michael Ware, Sr., CEO & Founder of Chuckles Comedy House. “We have always had a deep, personal love for the New Orleans region—visiting many times over the years—and we look forward to finally being a part of this vibrant, fun-loving community.”
“Today’s consumers want entertainment and unique experiences, and we are confident this innovative concept will be a welcomed and successful addition to the greater New Orleans region, and will greatly complement the surrounding retail and restaurant establishments,” said Stirling Properties’ Senior Advisor Joe Gardner.
An opening date has not be announced yet but the venue is expected to open some time in fall 2020.
For more information about Chuckles Comedy House, visit the website.