Bonkerz Comedy Club brings laughs to Palace Station

January 6, 2009 by  

The hilarious comedy found at Bonkerz Comedy Clubs throughout the country is now coming to Las Vegas with its Jan. 15 opening at Palace Station Hotel & Casino. The showroom, formerly known as Sound Trax, will echo with laughs in its new capacity as the Bonkerz Comedy Club. Bonkerz will feature different comedians every week with five show times offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The comedy club was founded in 1984 by Joe Sanfellipo, who still owns and operates the clubs today. First opened in Milwaukee, Sanfellipo moved its headquarters to Orlando, Fla., expanded throughout Florida and eventually throughout the United States. Today, there are nearly 20 locations. Several famed comedians got their start at Bonkerz, including Carrot Top and Larry the Cable Guy, and legends such as Jerry Seinfeld and Sam Kinison have graced its stage. Sanfellipo prides himself on bringing in first-rate comedians on a constant basis, with the occasional star acts performing in its venues as well.

“Bonkerz has been entertaining guests inside casinos for 10 years now, but this is our first time coming to Vegas,” said Sanfellipo. “I’m excited to bring my comedy club to the entertainment mecca. Guests can expect superior comedy at a great price.”

Bonkerz Comedy Club will present five shows weekly, with one on Thursday at 8 p.m. and two on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $29.95 each. Palace Station hotel guests and locals with a valid Nevada ID receive a $10 discount. The club features a rotating schedule with a new headliner and feature act every week. Doors open one hour before showtime and guests must be 21 years and older.

Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center, The Fiestas and The Galleria Mall or by calling (702) 547-5300 or log onto

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