Comedy club closes

From staff reports

Marson’s Wacko Comedy Club has closed.

Owner Kellen Marson announced on Facebook that he has filed for business bankruptcy.

“It was a hard decision, and it was a scary decision,” he said. “I didn’t know whether I wanted to keep the business going or whether I wanted to close it down.”

The club opened almost one year ago at 3224 E. 10th St..

Marson said he started the business because he thought Sioux Falls was large enough to support a comedy club but making it work was hard. While business was solid in the winter, summer was a struggle.

“Comedy has a rough going in Sioux Falls, and it’s a very tough business to do,” he said. “It’s really expensive to have a club in Sioux Falls because it costs more for the acts to come up here.”

Marson’s primary income is from his work as a comedian-hypnotist. He also serves in the National Guard. He said he wasn’t ready to give those up or sacrifice family time to run the comedy club, but the club doesn’t make enough to sustain a full-time employee.

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Comedy club closes

Marson’s Wacko Comedy Club has closed.

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