Pasadena’s most storied comedy venue will once again be slinging jokes come 2022.
On Thursday, The Ice House’s Twitter account, which spent most of the pandemic dormant, announced the news of its planned “GRAND REOPENING” in February, as well as a GIF of a bopping polar bear.
“The Ice House is proud to announce that after a year of renovations, we will be having a GRAND REOPENING in February to unveil all the work we have done to add a little “modern flavor” to this historic comedy club,” read the tweet. “Get ready because The Ice House is coming back with a vengeance.”
On Tuesday, the account mentioned that the club was cooking up “something BIG” and acknowledged that “Covid really threw us for a wrench.” Tuesday’s tweet marked the end of a 478-day span of radio silence for the page; the last original post was on May 31, 2020, a set at the venue from comedian Bruce Jingles.
The venue, located at 24 N Menot Ave., first opened its doors on September 23, 1960, the creation of Pasadena businessman Willard Chilcott.
According to club’s event calendar, the last live performance with a a crowd was held at the spot was on March 14, 2020. On March 16, 2020, the comedy podcast Kill Tony was recorded at the Ice House without an audience.