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Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club: Fun And Funny Facts

Last updated: May 30, 2019 at 10:00 am. Posted by in The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club: Fun And Funny Facts.

The newest comedy club on The Strip is full of laughs, but also so much more. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade just opened and is already packing the house with its mix of special talent and unique atmosphere. Here are some fun facts that separate Kimmel’s club from the rest of the pack.

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The exterior of Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club.

The exterior of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club. Photo by Jason Leinwand / Total Vegas Blog.

The Lounge

When you enter the ground floor of the club, you are transported to a swank drinking lounge, complete with showpiece chandelier, dark couches and sleek modern lines. The centerpiece bar is an exact replica of the bar in Kimmel’s Los Angeles home. Those are some nice digs.

The Drinks

Fans of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will recognize the namesakes of many beverages the club offers. There’s the Uncle Frank, named after Kimmel’s late uncle/show security, which contains Dewar’s White Label Whisky, ginger-honey simple syrup and lemon juice. There’s the Aunt Chippy, named after Kimmel’s spirited aunt, made from Bulleit Bourbon, orange bitters, Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth and cherry simple syrup. For those who don’t drink alcohol, check out the Cleto Nojito, a mocktail mojito that gets its name from Kimmel’s bandleader, Cleto Escobedo III. This one contains mint simple syrup, lime juice and ice

The stage at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club

The audience awaits during opening night of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club. Photo courtesy of Total Vegas Blog.

The Club

As you make your way upstairs, you enter the comedy club space, a more roomy area than many other clubs. It features new, comfortable chairs. It might not sound like much, but spend a night at a high-top on an old wooden stool, and you’ll appreciate these seats. The comedy club can accommodate just over 300 people, making for a spacious, yet intimate environment.

 

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The Sound Booth

This space is designed to double as a podcast recording studio. Like clubs in New York and Los Angeles, that means that podcasts can be recorded as special events or regularly in the booth. Already, on May 2, Adam Carolla did a live recording of his insanely popular podcast, however, he did it live on stage for a viewing audience, which is another recording option the club offers.

The Headliners

Jimmy personally works with the club’s general manager to book talent for the room. Upcoming acts include John Heffron (May 30 – June 2), Nikki Glaser (July 4 – 7) and Chris DiStefano (July 25 – 28).

Jimmy Kimmel and Jeff Ross at opening night in Las Vegas

Jimmy Kimmel and Jeff Ross make an appearance on opening weekend. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Twitter.

The Jimmy

While there is no set schedule of when or how often Kimmel himself will show up, he was there to help open the club on May 3 along with club consultant and “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross. It’s a good bet he’ll be back in June for the official grand opening of the club.

The Puppets

Fans of the show “Crank Yankers,” which has aired on Comedy Central for five seasons from 2002 until now and was co-created by Kimmel, will be thrilled to see some of their favorite characters on display. No, they won’t be making any prank calls, but audience members can relive some of their favorite memories with puppets like Spoonie Luv, Terrence Catheter and Elmer.

The Wall

Behind the stage, as opposed to a traditional curtain or brick wall, stands an LED wall. This gives the club options to present various backgrounds such as the Las Vegas skyline (or even curtains and brick walls).

 

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The Food

Kimmel is a noted foodie and his menu is full of snack food, taken up a notch. Mini burgers are served on King’s Hawaiian Rolls and the protein can be beef, pork or falafel. Meanwhile Exactly Six Nachos features individually crafted chips topped with black beans, jack cheese, Baja chicken, pico de gallo, crema, jalapeno and cilantro.

The Picture

Throughout the lounge on the ground floor, patrons will notice photographs from Kimmel’s past. One they should not miss shows a teenage Kimmel standing in front of his old car, which features a vanity license plate that reads “L8 Night.” Even back then, it was written in the stars for Kimmel.

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Jason is originally from the great state of New Jersey. That’s right – great! He’s lived in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years, which he also rates as top notch. As a pop culture fanatic, he loves concerts, great food, offbeat adventures and movies. He has written for too many publications to mention, has sold a few screenplays and is immersed in the creative world.

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