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Gold Strike Casino Resort to host Bonkerz Comedy Series

26 July 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Start your weekend off with laughter at Gold Strike Casino Resort. Gold Strike is proud to present the world-renowned Bonkerz Comedy Series every Thursday night in the Gold Strike Theater. The weekly stand-up comedy series kicks off 1 September with Mo Alexander.

“We are happy to bring live comedy to the intimate 800-seat Gold Strike Theater,” said Gold Strike General Manager Max Fisher. “The talented lineup of seasoned comics and rising stars will deliver a blend of diverse perspectives that are hilarious, relatable and entertaining for everyone in the audience, and the line-up changes regularly, so you’re guaranteed a new punch line with every visit.”

Bonkerz has hosted the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Larry The Cable Guy, Carrot Top, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Kinison. Paul Reiser and many others.

“We opened in 1997, and in 1998 we got our first casino industry award for Bonkerz Tunica,” said Bonkerz Comedy Production Founder and President Joe Sanfelippo. “Since then we’ve had dozens of awards including a special award from The Emmy’s to recognize our involvement in Louie Anderson’s career. We have worked with more than 100 casinos since our start in Tunica and will always feel grateful to the Tunica casino industry for giving us our first chance and helping make us the successful company we are today.”

The September lineup features Bonkerz’ comedians from TV and the movies, all with different backgrounds ready to entertain the audience.

September 1 Mo Alexander

A dynamic master storyteller who takes all of life’s absurdities and creates a night full of laughter for the audience.

September 8 Lee “LA” Lycan

Known as “The Sears Tower of Comedy,” Lycan is creative, well-written, improvisational and always gets the audience involved.

September 15 Tim Convy

A musician turned comedian whose material stems from his decade on the road, his Midwestern upbringing and all his romantic relationships.

September 22 Whodi

A high-energy act, Whodi offers a new perspective on life and invites the audience into his own experiences and the hilarity that comes with it.

September 29 Tee Ray Bergeron

With a Master’s degree in sarcasm and twisted view of the world, Tee’s act is described as “observational humor, with a twist.”

Tickets for the weekly Bonkerz comedy shows are $15, $22.50 and $30 plus tax and service fee. A four pack of tickets starts at $58.80 plus tax and service fee. Tickets are available for purchase at the Gold Strike Box Office, or by calling 888.566.7469. On show days, tickets may also be purchased at the MGM Rewards desk using reward points. Doors open at 7 p.m., show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Two specialty drinks will be featured in the Gold Strike Theater each Thursday including the One Liner, a frozen daiquiri made with vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice and blue curacao and the Callback, a frozen daiquiri made with gold tequila, amaretto, peach schnapps and pineapple juice, $13 each.

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