Back by popular demand, “America’s Got Talent” finalist Grandma Lee is headlining at Bonkerz Comedy Club, uncensored and uncut, May 3 through May 29. The show is dark on Sundays.
Lee won the hearts of millions and made it all the way to the grand finale last season on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” making it her personal goal to help older people realize that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and laugh. Following the TV show, Lee appeared in “America’s Got Talent Live” hosted by Jerry Springer at Planet Hollywood. The sassy senior won the 2003 Las Vegas Comedy Festival at the MGM Grand and was chosen as a finalist for the 2004 season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” In fact, she is so popular with TV audiences that “Last Comic Standing” had her on as a special guest during three different seasons and chose her as a Top 10 Favorite Comic on the show.
The Oklahoma native was ironically inspired to take up comedy after the death of her husband and a series of odd jobs such as news reporter and directory assistance operator. In 1995, Lee lost her husband of 37 years to cancer and decided to attend a local comedy workshop to get her laughing again. Since then, this outrageous 75-year-old grandmother has electrified audiences all over the country with her off-color humor and spunk. Lee asserts that 99 percent of her humor is true, but frequently refers to a fictitious ex-husband, Duane, and a story involving David Hasselholf and thong underwear.
“We’re so excited to have Grandma Lee at Bonkerz for all of May,” said Joe Sanfelippo, owner of Bonkerz Comedy Club. “It’s a great chance for her fans to see her in an intimate venue and hear the jokes she couldn’t do on TV.”
About Bonkerz Comedy Club
Bonkerz Comedy Club, winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2010 “Best Comedy Club,” presents six headliner shows weekly – Monday through Saturday at 8:30 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 www.stationcasinos.com.