The Ice House Pasadena is the only club in America to have been running for 61 years and counting! In fact, it’s the oldest comedy club in the country. Over the years the Ice House became the sole place for all up and coming comics to try out their work. Notable comics that have performed at the club includes: Bob Newhart, George Carlin, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Howie Mandel, Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rosie O’Donnell amongst so many others. The Ice House became a venue that people from all across the country wanted to both perform in and visit. The Ice House is indeed LEGENDARY!
In 2019 The Ice House increased its LEGENDARY status when it was purchased by Johnny Buss. Son of Dr. Jerry Buss and Co-Owner of LA’s most iconic professional sports team the Los Angeles Lakers. Buss has proven success in the sports and entertainment field. While president of the Los Angeles Sparks the team brought back-to-back WNBA Championships to the city of champions. Prior to the Sparks Buss served as president of Los Angeles Lakers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The team’s name stemmed from the up-and-coming laser light show industry which he believed would depict a perfect synergy of the lightning-fast pace of indoor soccer. It became a pre-game ritual for every Laker home game to have a laser show displayed on the walls of the Forum. This even intrigued Neil Diamond enough to visit the Laker offices in order to investigate and ultimately incorporate this new laser technology into his own onstage live performances. Now Buss is bringing all of his successful, trail blazing experience to the Ice House with the intent to increase the legendary status that is already a part of this iconic comedy club while living out his lifetime dream of owning a comedy club.