Caesars Entertainment will debut Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas beginning Spring 2019.
The new club will showcase comedians ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue designed by Jimmy and his comedian friends.
“Building a club like this in my hometown is a dream come true” said Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas. “I’ve done extensive research, consulting with veteran comics to create the ideal venue for comedians and comedy lovers. My aim is to capture the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, live music, memorabilia from my career and food that will rival the finest restaurants in town. Every comic who plays this club will get first-class treatment. I am obsessing over every detail to make this the most comedy-friendly club in the world.”
At 8,000 square feet, the venue will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience, with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests. The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly.
“We are elated by the opportunity to collaborate with Jimmy Kimmel on his first and only comedy club,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. “As the leader in establishing iconic residencies in Las Vegas, we are creating this club to be an innovative and exceptional live comedy venue. Of course, Kimmel’s longtime Las Vegas affinity means he understands the city and what audiences want to see. Together, we look forward to delivering a top-quality comedy experience on the Las Vegas Strip.”
The latest addition to The LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be located across from Brooklyn Bowl, and near the High Roller – the largest observation wheel in the world.
“Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will bring yet another unique experience to The LINQ Promenade, thus rounding it out to be the epicenter for dining, retail and entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Shaun Swanger, senior vice president of attractions, retail and leasing for Caesars Entertainment.
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the seven-time Emmy® Award-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” late-night talk show. Now in its 16th season, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” produces some of the most popular comedy bits in late-night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, authors, politicians, newsmakers and the occasional random weirdo.
Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas, attended Clark High School and, despite bad grades and spotty attendance, received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater UNLV.