New comedy club comes to Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Tired of driving to Atlanta for good comedy? Look no further. On Thursday, Dave and Buster's at Discover Mills Mall is unveiling its latest endeavor: Jus Jokin' Comedy Lounge.

"Touring clubs all over the country gave me the vision and desire to provide a place where comedians can come to sharpen their skills, entertain and simply grow," said Charles Washington, the lounge's founder and fellow comedian. "Teaming with Dave and Buster's is not only an honor, but it just makes sense because they are known around the world as the go-to place for a great time."

For the grand opening on Thursday night, Dave and Buster's in Lawrenceville presents Jus Jokin' with former Atlanta native Tyler Craig and Vicksburg, Miss., resident Marvin H. taking the stage. Washington, known as "Comedian Ice Cream," emcees all of the shows.

Craig is known for his work and humor on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," BET's "Comic View," HBO's "LAFFAPAPOOZA!," "That Comedy Show" and "First Amendment."

"Adding mainstream comedy to the mix takes the great time aspect of Dave and Buster's to a whole other level and will make the Jus Jokin' Comedy Lounge at Dave and Buster's the only point of destination for diverse, professional and live entertainment in metro Atlanta," said Washington. "I am excited."

Tickets range from $10 to $15. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.jusjokincomedy.com.