The joke was on Magooby's when the comedy club had to push back its grand opening last week.
Instead, the club will break in its new Timonium digs Friday with a show featuring Mickey Cucchiella, Marc Unger, Sonny Fuller and Rain Pryor. The delay was caused by "an issue with power," which is now fixed, according to founder and co-owner Andrew Unger.
The new space has theater-style seating for 400, higher ceilings and is closer to the Beltway. The club was formerly nestled in the basement of the Bowman restaurant.
"The old space was limited, with room for only 160 people," Unger said. "Now we can fit twice that number.".
Unger hopes that the larger location will help bring in high-end comedians. The club also has an expanded light fare menu and a large parking lot.
"I really enjoy the new location," Unger said. "It does not have that basement smell, and we have unlimited parking — two spots for every person that comes in."
Now that the power works, it has lights too.
Magooby's will celebrate its grand opening in its new location 8 p.m. Friday at with a show headlined by 98-Rock radio personality Mickey Cucchiella. Marc Unger, Sonny Fuller and Rain Pryor will also perform. Tickets are $17. Call 410-356-1010 or go to magoobys.com.
Peter Krause, The Baltimore Sun