Bonkerz Comedy Club inside Palace Station will be hosting its own comedy school with weekly classes starting on March 12. The six-week class will be held every Thursday inside the club from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The classes will let each comic focus on his or her own stand-up material and teach techniques to help with timing, delivery and working the crowd. The course’s main instructor, Mick Lazinski, will offer the students insight from his real-life experiences as a comedian. Lazinski has headlined at comedy clubs all over the country and opened for acts such as Joan Rivers, Craig Ferguson and the legendary George Carlin. His television appearances include “Comic Strip Live” on Fox, “Comedy on the Road” on Showtime and “Caroline’s Comedy Club” on A&E, among others. In addition to Lazinski, the comedy school plans to bring in celebrity comics as guest instructors.
On April 5 and 19, comedy school students will have the opportunity to enter a two-part contest in which the winner will perform in a professional show at Bonkerz. For the contest, the students will perform during the Sunday Comedy Jam at 9 p.m. on April 5 and 19. Their performances will be judged by Lazinski as well as the evening’s audience members. Tickets for the Comedy Jam are $9.95 plus tax and fees.
Bonkerz Comedy School is $250 per student for the six week course and includes two complimentary tickets to each Thursday show at Bonkerz Comedy Club during the course. To register for the class, please call (866) 414-2665 or email [email protected].
Bonkerz Comedy Club presents 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 www.stationcasinos.com.