Louie Anderson at the Joke Joint earlier this year/Star Tribune photo by Courtney Pedroza

The Joke Joint Comedy Club is actively seeking a new location after learning that its current home, the River Bluffs Shopping Center, is being sold and redeveloped.

The club, which originally opened in 2007 inside the former Thunderbird Hotel and moved to Lilydale in 2010, has hosted national headliners including Louie Anderson, Josh Blue and Hal Sparks. Earlier this week, Joe Piscopo was on hand as part of a Super Bowl-related fundraiser.

"It was the perfect space," said co-owner Ken Reed who currently lives in Houston. "We loved the historical look and feel of the place. It was a small town inside a big town."

Reed and his partners hope to relocate in or near St. Paul and are currently scoping out spaces.

The Lilydale location is expected to remain open until at least late April.

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