Day: October 3, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel to open Vegas comedy club with Caesars Palace

Jimmy Kimmel Live isn’t exactly known for its stand-up comedy spots. But Jimmy Kimmel, the University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate, will soon be offering live stand-up comedy nightly on the Vegas Strip. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will open in spring 2019 in an 8,000-square-foot space in the new LINQ Promenade across the street from Caesars. “Kimmel’s longtime Las Vegas affinity means he understands the city and what audiences want to see,” said Caesars’ president of entertainment, Jason Gastwirth, adding: “Together, we look forward to delivering a top-quality comedy experience on the Las Vegas Strip.” Kimmel told The Hollywood...

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Comedy Central launches animation submission process, open through Dec. 31, 2018

Based on the success of Nickelodeon’s “Animated Shorts Program,” sister Viacom network Comedy Central has launched its own Animated Shorts Program. “We hope the Animated Shorts Program is an evolution of our continuous history of finding the next great comedic voices. We are grateful to the very smart people at Nickelodeon who originated this incubator, and we are excited to put the Comedy Central touch on it with hopefully the same successful results Nickelodeon has found,” said Comedy Central’s Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen. Creators can submit short-form animated ideas directly to the network, and have the opportunity to sign...

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