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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Entertainment and Dining Returns to Maverick’s Flat

Stevie Mack and Cuba Gooding Sr. at Maverick’s Flat
(Photo by: Tim Keenan)

Maverick’s Flat on Crenshaw Blvd was thee spot for urban comedy back in the 90’s. It was one of the first places I got to perform in front a real urban audience. Def Jam Comedy recruiter would scout talent there and hold auditions and the show back then was produced by Rico a hot DJ at KJLH Radio station, one of the most popular stations here in Los Angeles, CA.

Built in 1966 by John Daniels, Maverick's Flat hosted many groups including the Temptations who named their first album Psychedelic Shack in honor of Maverick's Flat where they often played in the sixties Back in the 60’s and 70’s it was thee ultimate destination for anybody who was somebody! Isaac Hayes, Richard Pryor, The Dramatics, Chaka Khan and more! They all played at Maverick’s Flat and everybody clamored to get in to be on the scene.

For a decade the building went dark. It stood there on Crenshaw like a broken down dancer, a reminder of what used to be hot.

Now, it has been renovated by the new owner Curtis Fralin, a friend of John Daniels who has restored the downstairs music club and added a fine dining room and cigar lounge upstairs. The new look and feel rivals any place I’ve been to in Beverly Hills, Hollywood or the Marina!

The Marquee is again filled with entertainment
(Photo by: Raymond C. Ward Jr.)
The neon lit front brings this historical land mark back to life.
(Photo by: Tim Keenan)

Extra Lounge. There are many luxurious lounge areas
(Photo by: Tim Keenan)

Second Level, 1st floor. There’s many levels of seating and two stories, complete
with elevator, fine dining, cigar patio and various bars and TV’s throughout.
(Photo by: Tim Keenan)
 Comedy is back at Maverick’s Flat as well! Kevin Williams of Un-Cut Entertainment has been producing the shows on Tuesday night and the stars have been coming out to get their laugh and mingle on! 

Stevie Mack bringing the funny at Maverick’s Flat
(Photo by: Raymond C. Ward Jr.)
I was a featured comic there this week and had the crowd in stitches! It’s always a pleasure to perform in front of an audience who has been pampered by great staff and seated in classy, pleasant surroundings. The show this week was hosted by the hilarious Luenell and Co-Hosted by the ever funny Skillz Hudson. The normal host, Melanie Comarcho is currently on tour with Martin Lawrence and will return after making all that money from all that funny.

You gotta' get down to Maverick’s Flat and support the venue, eat that delicious food as well as get a bar of the best entertainment in the world! The comedy show may move to Wednesday nights, however, there’s jazz, R&B, Funk and fine dining as well. 

For more info visit their website or call 323-295-4179
Stevie Mack performing Comedy at Maverick’s Flat
(Photo by: Raymond C. Ward Jr.)

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