Jimmy Kimmel is best known for his late-night talk show on ABC. The show is appropriately called ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and it continues to receive rave reviews. He has established himself as one of the top hosts in the entertainment industry. However, other career credits include comedian, writer and producer. You can now add comedy club owner to the list. Recently, it seems that Jimmy Kimmel is opening a new comedy club in Las Vegas.
When Will Jimmy Kimmel Open a New Comedy Club in Las Vegas?
Kimmel has deep roots in Las Vegas after moving there at the tender age of nine. He recently celebrated the grand opening of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade. Details of the opening celebration on Friday, June 14, 2019.
The club is a working partnership with Caesars Entertainment. If first opened for business in early May, but last Friday’s grand opening brought the stars to town. Along with his ex-girlfriend Sara Silverman, Chris Tucker, Pete Holmes and long-time sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez took part in the celebration.
A few of the other celebrities spotted at the club were Las Vegas Raiders’ owner Mark Davis, chef Gordon Ramsay and Bill Simmons, who is the founder of The Ringer. Kimmel also had a long list of friends and family members in the crowd.
Tony Rodio is the CEO and President of Caesars Entertainment. He was quoted as saying:
“It’s a pleasure to celebrate what I am certain will be a long partnership with Jimmy Kimmel at The LINQ Promenade. I can tell you that the venue reflects a true creative collaboration between Jimmy, his team and friends, as well as Caesars, to create a Comedy Club that’s an ideal, intimate setting for the performers and audience.”
Rodio and Caesars Entertainment
One of the gifts presented to Kimmel by Rodio and Caesars Entertainment was an authentic UNLV Running Rebels 1990 NCAA National Championship ring. Kimmel went on to thank the entire Caesars Entertainment team for their support in this project. He also added:
“The best part of it is when I come to Las Vegas, I have a great place to hang and see some really great comedians. The club already feels like home given the bar area was designed to look like my bar at home. I’m really excited for our guests to try the cocktails and food selections as many were inspired by my friends and family.”
The stated goal of the club is to capture the spirit of classic Vegas. Old-school Las Vegas is a reoccurring theme with many of the new casino, restaurant and entertainment venues opening for business these days. There will be late night shows, surprise guests and high-end casual cuisine. The club will also be decorated with plenty of memorabilia from his career as well as other famous Nevada entertainers.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is duel-level 8,000 square-foot venue. It boasts an expandable showroom that can accommodate up to 300 guests. The club will showcase house-hold named comedians along with up-and-coming talent. All shows will be curated by Kimmel’s staff with input from the late-night star as well. The bar opens at 4 p.m. daily with live performances from Thursday through Sunday starting at 8 p.m.