Welcome Jimmy Kimmel — or at least his name — back to Las Vegas.
One of our favorite sons (the Brooklyn-born Kimmel was largely raised in Las Vegas), the late-night/Oscar-telecast host will team with Caesars Entertainment to open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club next spring at the Linq Promenade.
Acts featured at the two-story, 8,000-square-foot venue — designed by Kimmel and his “comedian friends” — will range from up-and-comers to comedy heavyweights, with the lineup being “curated” by Kimmel. Featuring an expandable showroom with a capacity of 300 patrons, the club will be open seven nights a week.
“Building a club like this in my hometown is a dream come true,” Kimmel said in a statement announcing the project. “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 the club will get first-class treatment. I am obsessing over every detail to make this the most comedy-friendly club in the world.”
No word, however, on the most important detail — will it include “Mean Tweets”?