SAN ANTONIO — Alex Reyes is back on stage again after spending nearly three months writing jokes in isolation.

What You Need To Know

  • Open mic night came back briefly

  • Comedy clubs shut down again due to COVID-19

  • Reyes is performing at restaurants

COVID-19 prevented Reyes from performing stand-up comedy shows, but now that some restaurants have reopened, Reyes is hoping to make a presence again in the Alamo city.  

Open mic night was back at Jokesters 22 Pub N Grub for a just a few weeks in June. However, a spike in COVID-19 cases caused another hiccup in the hospitality industry. Once bars were forced to shut back down, so did the Jokesters. Its main source of revenue is liquor sales.

“This is our home. This is our castle," said Reyes, standing in front of Jokesters. "You know it’s a passion that I and some of the other comics have. It doesn’t go away. We like to keep performing so we don’t get rusty."

Reyes is now extending his comedy shows by partnering with restaurants to offer dinner and entertainment. With tickets starting at $25, Reyes says he hopes people can socially distance while still enjoying life.

"We’re going to continue to do it. As long as we have this outlet, we have that opportunity to get better and deliver our jokes," said Reyes.

To find out more about upcoming comedy shows, you can click here.