There was one notable absence at the grand opening of L.A. Comedy Club’s new Dragon Room at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod tonight – facemasks. “We’re so happy to be able to finally see the smiles we are putting on faces,” said co-owner, Joaquin Trujillo.
The award-winning comedy club, known as the spot “where comedy comes to party,” celebrated the grand opening of its brand new, custom-built Dragon Room with a party and show tonight.
The new space, located on the main casino floor, is nearly double the size of the L.A. Comedy Club’s previous Dragon Room on the retail level with more than 270 seats, plus a cocktail bar and lounge.
“No more mask jokes,” said L.A. Comedy Club regular comic Butch Bradley when asked what he was most looking forward to. It was a popular topic for the comics tonight, which included the evening’s headliner, JC Currais who has made appearances on ”Conan” and Comedy Central as well as recurring roles on Disney Channel’s “Just Roll With It” and Fox’s “Lethal Weapon.”
L.A. Comedy Club’s other resident comedians, James Michael of Redneck Comedy Magic and Bret Ernst, who can be seen nightly at either the 6 p.m. or 10 p.m., were part of the packed lineup tonight.
Other comics included Stoner Rob, Jason Outlaw, Carlos “Anthony” Simmons, Gabe Nolasco, Amir “Amiracle” Kalil, Bobby Wayne Stauts, Adam “Spiro” Siavelis, Liz Stone, Carlos Rodriguez, Bruce Purcell, George “GeBo” Bonilla, Joe Caliz, William Strange and Edwin San Juan. In addition, The STRAT’s very own Banachek, headliner of “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” and the stunning cast of FANTASY, one of the most awarded and successful shows in Las Vegas, were present to commemorate the occasion.
Prior and during the show, more than 300 guests were buzzing with excitement not just over the new Dragon Room opening, but in the removal of the mask mandate. “I forgot how ugly the bottom half of faces can be,” joked Ernst as he put his arm about fellow comic, Bradley.
About LA Comedy Club
The L.A. Comedy Club, dubbed “The younger rebel brother of Improv” by Casino Player Magazine, has been entertaining Las Vegas locals and visitors since 2007. Known as the spot “where comedy comes to party,” the repeat “Best of Las Vegas” gold award winner is moving to a custom-built 270-seat showroom on the main casino floor at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
The club’s nightly, three-show lineup includes James Michael’s Redneck Comedy Show at 6 p.m.; a rotating selection of top national touring headliners nightly at 8 p.m.; comedian Butch Bradley at 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday; and comedian Bret Ernst at 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend. Ticket prices start at $39.95 plus taxes and fees, with the option to purchase L.A. Comedy’s famous “$25 All You Can Drink Special.” Nevada locals with valid ID receive 50 percent off. More information is available at www.lacomedyclub.com.