The Joke Gym-Scott and Paula

Work out new material at The Joke Gym

Standup Academy alumni Scott Shimamoto and Paula Johnson are launching "The Joke Gym," a new workout room at Zapata Vive Mexican Restaurant in Arcadia.

On the first and third Thursdays of the month, starting Feb. 21, The Joke Gym will present 15 comedians in an open mic format, then five featured comedians. Each performer will get five minutes.

This venue has great food, a full bar, and free parking. No cover charge or drink minimum for the audience, so invite your friends. Scott and Paula's goal is to build an audience of "regular" people, not just other comics. Standup Academy students (current and former) are especially welcome. Wear your rubber chickens proudly, boys and girls!

For complete details (including the featured opening night comics), visit The Joke Gym website.