American gaming corporation Caesars Entertainment has announced the latest addition to Las Vegas’ LINQ Promenade, with the firm set to introduce the “intimate two-storey” ‘Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club’ next year.
The partnership aims to showcase comedians of all varieties, 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”.
Regarding the new venture Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas, commented: “Building a club like this in my hometown is a dream come true. 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, and featuring nightly shows, the venue “will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience,” whilst also encapsulating an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.
Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment, explained: “We are elated by the opportunity to collaborate with Jimmy Kimmel on his first and only comedy club.
“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 development builds upon similar such residencies Caesars has enjoyed at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, and Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
“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.
Additional details regarding Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be announced later this year.