Changes at Magooby's Joke House
Soon after Magooby's Joke House (9306 Harford Road) opened, I went there for a nightlife column. I remember thinking that the service was surprisingly on point, and the comedians were pretty funny. It seemed like a well-run place.
But I also remember thinking the club (formerly Tracy's at the Bowman) and many of the patrons seemed stuck in the '90s. "Light jeans, sweaters and poofy hair abounded," I wrote in my review. "The chairs were metal with vinyl cushions, similar to what you'd see in a VFW hall, but comfortable enough." ...
Though I can't vouch for the people that go there, it seems that decor-wise, Magooby's is finally trying to enter the 21st century. I got an e-mail from co-owner Marc Unger, who said they've installed a new sound system and bought new chairs, among other things.
Unger also said Magooby's is doing well. That's good news, because I think Unger puts a lot of work into the place, and I'm glad it seems to be paying off for him. Of course, this doesn't change my opinion about the incredibly silly name.