Eat Bulaga host Allan K recently announced that he is closing down his two comedy bars Klownz and Zirkoh permanently.
The two bars faced bankruptcy due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 spread in the country.
Owner Allan K and general manager for Zirkoh and Klownz Lito Alejandria said in a letter that the “tremendous economic financial loss” had forced them to close down the two bars.
Klownz is located along Quezon Avenue while Zirkoh is on Tomas Morato Avenue. They had been operating for 18 years and 16 years respectively.
The two bars were unable to operate since the enhanced community quarantine was imposed on March 15, 2020 in Luzon.
Despite being closed, Allan K still had to pay rent to the building owners for three and a half months.
As the news became public, many netizens remembered that Allan K’s Eat Bulaga co-host Joey De Leon had joked about the closing down of his business in the past and it actually came true.
ayan, kakabiro ni joey de leon na nagsara o nasunog ang klownz ni allan k, nagupo ng #covid19ph at kailangang isara.
— Pinoy si Wowie (@pinoysiwowie) July 2, 2020
nagsara na ang klownz at zirkoh? kabibiro ni joey de leon, natuluyan nang nagsara ang comedy bars ni allan k. #covid19ph
— Pinoy si Wowie (@pinoysiwowie) June 30, 2020
Masamang biro nga ito! Tuwing Eat Bulaga, laging inaasar ni Joey de Leon si Allan K na magsasara na ang Klownz for funny reasons! But this time, hindi na ito nakakatawa at hindi na si Joey ang nang-aasar, kundi ang virus mula China! Naawa na talaga ako kay Allan K! 🙁 https://t.co/KOStjHVm6D
— ᜇᜒᜌᜈ᜔ ᜊᜒᜈ᜔ᜐᜒᜈ᜔ᜆ᜔ ᜃᜎ᜔ᜐᜇᜓ ᜀᜄᜒᜎᜇ᜔ (@JVCAguilar_2012) June 30, 2020
Several companies and businesses have been forced to close shop while some are on the verge of failing due to the pandemic and ongoing crisis.
Victoria’s Secret, Airbnb, and many others already have announced bankruptcy.
Zara, La Chapelle, Chanel, Hermes, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Nike, and Starbucks also suffered.