One of broadcast TV’s late-night hosts is in the process of opening a comedy club, which is expected to open this spring. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel is partnering with Caesars Entertainment on the project.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will be located across the street from Caesars’ Las Vegas hotel.
The report quotes Kimmel saying, “It was an easy yes,” when he was approached by Caesars with the idea.
“He loved the idea of having a presence of some kind in his hometown — and he loved the idea of it being with Caesars, where his vast and tight-knit family has a long history,” THR reports. “His late Uncle Frank, once a staple of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ had been a security guard at the hotel; his band leader, Cleto, began his music career at its bar, Cleopatra’s Barge; and Cleto’s dad, also in the JKL band, was a room-service waiter at the hotel in a former life.”
The 8,000-square-foot space will be located on the LINQ Promenade, near the High Roller observation wheel and the popular Brooklyn Bowl, the report notes, adding: “The famously meticulous host will help curate the list of talent coming through, seven nights a week, along with the food and drink options on offer.”