For the past 30 years, we’ve been spoiled in Long Beach. It’s no rare occasion to see a huge-name sports star at Belmont Shore’s legendary sports bar. But local Long Beach resident Peter Marr is trying to extend the “Legends” status to encompass comedians as well.
One Tuesday every month, Legends’ upstairs turns into a comedy show that rivals any in Southern California. This is not an open mic night. In fact, the closed-off, 50-person room with premier acoustics, a private bar, and servers makes this one of the best bar gigs around for comedians.
“It’s more of a laid-back comedy show than say the Laugh Factory or somewhere like that, but once the laughs get going, it really takes off,” Marr said. “I was skeptical at first because there are a lot of crappy bar shows out there. But this is the best bar show by far. It’s such a unique, laid-back but funny setting.”
The January show will feature some great comics. Headlining is Kira Soltanovich, who has appeared on “The Jay Leno Show,” “Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Set List TV,” and “The World Stands Up” on Comedy Central. She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber.
Kira will give a roughly 30-minute set at the end after openers and fellow comics get the laughs started. The rest of the lineup will feature Richy Leis, Tarun Shetty, Beau McFarland, Matt Balaker, and Marty Ross, all with experience on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Standing,” and various late-night shows. Each comic will perform for about 10-15 minutes before Kira performs.
“It’s a laid-back, fast-moving comedy show,” Marr said. “But it’s one of the best most intimate experiences you’ll get in So Cal.”
So head down to Second Street this January for an easy-going, unique, and funny night. Admission is $10 at the door!