Chris Pizzello / AP
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 10:12 a.m.
Late-night television talk show host Jimmy Kimmel plans to open a comedy club next year at the Linq Promenade on the Strip.
Kimmel is partnering with Caesars Entertainment on the club, which is scheduled to open in the spring.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will feature acts ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names, curated by Kimmel. The comedian and his team will also design the venue.
Growing up in Las Vegas and briefly attending UNLV, Kimmel said he was excited to bring a comedy venue to the Strip.
“Building a club like this in my hometown is a dream come true” Kimmel said in a statement. “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.”
The 8,000-square-foot venue will have an expandable showroom seating up to 300 guests. The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly.
“Every comic who plays this club will get first-class treatment,” Kimmel said. “I am obsessing over every detail to make this the most comedy-friendly club in the world.”
The club will be located across from the Brooklyn Bowl, near the High Roller observation wheel.
“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.”
Additional details about the club will be announced later this year.