Touring comics Gabriel Rutledge, Cory Michaelis, JC CURRAIS and Geoff Keith will take the Dragon Room stage in May, joining the award-winning club’s regular lineup
L.A. Comedy Club has announced a hilarious May lineup for the club’s custom new Dragon Room showroom at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Gabriel Rutledge, Cory Michaelis, JC CURRAIS and Geoff Keith, whose combined credits span ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, BET, Comedy Central, E! and more, will headline the club’s 8 p.m. shows. Tickets are available for purchase here.
The club’s lineup of popular resident comics also includes the nightly Happy Hour Variety Show starring Julio Gonzalez at 6 p.m.; comedian Butch Bradley at 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday; and comedian Bret Ernst at 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
About L.A. Comedy Club
Shows nightly at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
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 has recently relocated its famed Dragon Room to a custom-built 270-seat showroom on the main casino floor at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their guardian. No minor under the age of 15 is allowed in the showroom. 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.
- 6 p.m. Happy Hour Variety Show starring Julio Gonzalez
Julio Gonzalez, a relative newcomer to the Vegas comedy scene, is known nationwide for his storytelling comedic style using experiences from his life such as weight loss, relationships, society, women and living life to the fullest. Along with his standup career, Gonzalez is known for helping others through his various charity shows and is committed to being the change he wants to see in the world.
- 8 p.m.: Touring headliners featuring top national comics
- 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday: Butch Bradley
Comedic veteran, Butch Bradley, grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey and started his comedy career by becoming a founding member of the Boston Improv Troupe. Bradley has been the opening act for comedic legends like Ray Romano, Lewis Black and Cathy Ladman and has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, has been a regular on “The Late Late Show” and toured festivals such as the “Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival,” the “Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival” and made an appearance as a USO Entertainer. Bradley has received the gold award for “Best Comedian” for three consecutive years by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards. Bradley’s comedy special, “Butch Bradley: From Las Vegas” is currently available on Amazon Prime. He can also be seen on the big screen in the upcoming film “Reagan” starring Dennis Quaid.
- 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: Bret Ernst
Bret Ernst, born and raised in New Jersey, was one of four comedians featured in “Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights—Hollywood to the Heartland,” has appeared on television shows like “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Weeds” and has a recurring role on Netflix’s hit series, “Cobra Kai.” Ernst’s jokes are rooted in storytelling, giving the audience an inside look at the life of a typical North Jersey Italian kid in the 1980s.
Upcoming headliners, 8 p.m. shows:
- Monday, May 1 through Sunday, May 7: Gabriel Rutledge with special guests
Gabriel Rutledge, a past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Nickelodeon’s “NickMom Night Out,” “Laughs” on FOX, and “Inside Joke with Asif Ali” streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He has also performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, and his Dry Bar Comedy Special “A Third of The Room” has been viewed millions of times online. Gabriel has recorded five albums including his most recent “Good Luck in Court” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He is also the author of the book “Happiness Isn’t Funny: True Stories of a Road Comic.”
- Monday, May 8 through Sunday, May 14: Cory Michaelis with special guests
Cory Michaelis, originally a high school teacher turned comedian, has headlined comedy clubs all over the U.S. and Canada. Michaelis has opened for legendary comedians like Louis Anderson, which led to his recording of his comedy special “Bad Teacher” for DryBarComedy.com which now has more than 25 million views. His first album “The Collage Dropout” debuted at No.1 on the iTunes comedy chart and No.2 on the Billboard comedy chart. Michaelis was a finalist in the “Seattle International Comedy Competition” and a headliner of the “Idago Laugh Fest” in Boise. He recently appeared on season one of the Netflix hit “Huge in France,” and has performed internationally in Dubai and Karachi, Pakistan .
- Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 21: JC CURRAIS with special guests
JC Currais is a Cuban American comedian and actor, born and raised in Miami, FL. His acting career began in 2010 when he made his film debut at the Sundance Film Festival in a feature titled “New Low.” Since then, Currais has starred in television shows such as FOX’s “Lethal Weapon,” BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and was a series regular on Disney Channel’s original series “Just Roll With It.” In the comedy world, Currais has performed on TBS’s “Conan” and Comedy Central, was named TBS’s “Top Comics to Watch” at the New York Comedy Festival and was of one the New Faces of Comedy at the “Just For Laughs Festival” in Montreal. In 2020, Currais wrote and performed on the Twitch Sketch series “Two Joysticks and a Couch.”
- Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28: Geoff Keith with special guests
Geoff Keith, from Los Angeles, California was voted Orange County’s Funniest Person in 2005 and spent the following year touring the country opening for Pablo Francisco. In 2011, Keith was named by Campus Activities Magazine as one of their “Hot Comics” and was one of five people nominated the following year for Comedian of the Year. Keith has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Pablo Francisco’s: OUCH!,” “The Late Late Show” on CBS and “Comics Unleashed” on ABC, among others.