A new comedy club opened its doors in downtown Victoria tonight.
Yuk Yuk’s is a familiar name to stand-up comedy fans across the country,
and the new Victoria location is now open for business at 751 View Street above Hermann’s Jazz Club.
The owners, David Wilcox and Yona Depue, had been trying for a few years to find and secure the right venue.
Yuk Yuk’s first came to Victoria in 1987 but quickly shut down due to a lack of interest.
This time around, the owners hope to have the last laugh.
“it has been a long road to get here and I’m really excited, ” said Wilcox tonight.
asked if he had any first night jitters he replied “so far I couldn’t ask for better.”
The Victoria club will feature some of Yuk Yuk’s roster of 160 comedians from across the country as well as local talent on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Sunday is amateur night for all those who think they may have the makings of a stand-up comedian.