L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas Opens Second Location at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Wasted Space Tonight

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Comedian Jimmy Schubert of HBO’s “Entourage” and KVON from MTV’s “Disaster Date” to perform at Vegas Club’s inaugural show

The L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas (http://www.lacomedyclub.com/) will open its second location at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tonight. The comedy club will operate one show nightly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Wasted Space, an intimate rock club known for bringing authentic high-end rock ‘n’ roll culture to Vegas. Opening performances will include comedian Jimmy Schubert (http://jimmyshubert.com/), who has appeared on HBO’s “Entourage” and on Comedy Central, and KVON (http://www.myspace.com/kvoncomedy), who has appeared on MTV’s “Disaster Date.”

“We wanted to bring in a resident comedy act for guests to enjoy every night and the L.A. Comedy Club was the perfect partner,” said Paul Davis, Vice President of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas (http://www.hardrockhotel.com/). “They are known for playing host to edgy and fresh comedians, which is the same characteristics we look for in music performers to book at Wasted Space. Rock ‘n’ roll and comedy have always gone hand and hand with similar audiences; we hope this will give Vegas the perfect blend of the two.”

Opening at Hard Rock marks a milestone and the realization of a dream for club owner and founder, Joaquin Trujillo.

“Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was a natural choice for our new location. They have always been a trendsetter in Las Vegas, and we’ve believed that the L.A. Comedy Club and Hard Rock were meant for each other. I, personally, am committed to bringing the best comedy talent to fit the brand integrity of both Wasted Space and Hard Rock Hotel. Other properties and clubs are looking for ’old Vegas’ or ‘vintage,’ we are always looking forward to what is next and relevant in comedy. One example is over a year ago Aziz Ansari (http://azizisbored.tumblr.com/) played our club, and he hadn’t played any other in Las Vegas at the time. Just a few weeks ago, he hosted the MTV awards. Now he would sell out The Joint.”

“Comedians are often rock stars who just happen to be better at telling jokes than singing,” said Matt Chavez, co-founder and head of talent booking for the L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas. “Several of our comedians have already told us how excited they are for the opportunity to perform at this Las Vegas landmark.”

“What comedian doesn’t want to tell his friends that he just played at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas,” said Schubert. “The Hard Rock is not just a hotel and casino, it’s iconic and the epicenter of cool. Not to mention that just one walk by the pool gives you whip lash like one of Rosie O’Donnell’s refrigerator magnets.”

Tickets for the first show are available for $25 for general admission or $40 for VIP line and are available at Ticketmaster locations or online at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, owned and operated by Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) and equity partner DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, is a premier destination entertainment resort situated on 26 acres in Las Vegas. Built in 1995, the property recently completed its $750 million expansion in early 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; BrannonHair salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; Rehab, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint by Rogue concert venue, home to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits; rock club Wasted Space; a 7,000 square feet Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and the Rock Spa/Health Club, a state-of-the-art fitness center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit http://www.hardrockhotel.com.

About The L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas:
The L.A. Comedy Club was founded by Joaquin Trujillo and Matt Chavez in 2008. The original LA Comedy Club of Las Vegas was located in the upstairs showroom at Trader Vic’s in the Miracle Mile Shops opposite Planet Hollywood. The location was closed in 2009 when Trader Vics was renovated to re-open as Cabo Wabo. At their former location, The L.A. Comedy Club was named the “Best Comedy Club in Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Review Journal “Best of Reader’s Poll.” In 2009, The Club opened at Four Queens Hotel in downtown Las Vegas in July of 2009 and now will operate a location at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


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