Last year we wrote about how The Creek & Cave, a popular staple in the NY comedy scene for 14 years, was shutting its doors due to the ongoing pandemic. But now, we are pleased to announce that the club will be returning. Only this time, it’s moving to Austin, Texas.
On December 1st of last year, The Creek & Cave’s owner Rebecca Trent closed the club for a final time. A GoFundMe campaign had only helped so far. However, after hearing her on a podcast, Austin comedy producer Marty Clarke got in touch with Trent three days after the club shut its doors.
“With our shows going so well, and there being no comedy clubs in town, I reached out to Rebecca and we found an amazing spot that we can turn into something really special for the Austin comedy scene” says Clarke, a comedian and producer for 8 years. “The stars aligned for us to build something cool and supportive that the whole community can feel a part of, continuing the legacy of The Creek & Cave.”
“The Austin comedy scene has always been a wonderful and magical place to hone the craft and, as the scene grows and becomes more robust, we want to build a true clubhouse to serve as a place all comics can call home.” Trent states, “We will be providing a platform for the up and coming local comedians, as well as exposing them to big name headliners. Part Master Class, part Dojo, part club, and all funny.”
The Creek & Cave is set to open in Austin on April 1st, 2021 at 611 E 7th Street. The space formerly know as Barracuda and just off Red River in downtown Austin. It will have both an indoor and an outdoor stage and food and drink offerings.
Colton Dowling, who is partnering up with Clarke and Trent for this venture adds, “We are excited to get the club open and show Austin and what we’ve done to the place and what we have to offer.”