Caesars Entertainment is partnering with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas in spring, 2019. Also coming to the entertainment area is Fly LINQ, 10 side-by-side zip lines that will launch from a 114-foot-tall tower. The Promenade is already home to High Roller—the world’s tallest observation wheel—and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.
The 8,000 square-foot, two-story comedy club will showcase up-and-coming comedians alongside veterans. In 2020, it will be directly connected via skybridge to the new, 550,000-square-foot Caesars FORUM, which will have 300,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
“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.”
As it will need to keep up with Las Vegas’ nonstop nightlife, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be open seven nights a week, with a daily open bar and nightly shows. The club will also have a spacious showroom that seats up to 300 guests and will be available for buy-outs for meetings and private events.
Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars Entertainment, praised Kimmel’s understanding of the city and what audiences want to see. “Together, we look forward to delivering a top-quality comedy experience on the Las Vegas Strip,” he said.