October 19, 2023



Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo appear via Proto Hologram inside Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club.
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LAS VEGAS (October 2023)Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, Las Vegas’ ultimate destination for late-night shows, surprise comedians, high-end casual cuisine, and memorabilia in the heart of The LINQ Promenade, has deployed state-of-the-art technology to incorporate life-size, 4K hologram appearances by celebrities into the club environment.

The system, from Los Angeles-based Proto, represents the world’s first holographic communications platform and patented hologram machine that makes “holoportation” a reality.

Proto won four Innovation awards at the 2023 CES show here in Las Vegas, and subsequently has been hailed as the creator of a new form of communication by The New York Times, BBC and more. 

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club represents the first permanent installation of a Proto unit in Las Vegas. The technology debuted recently at the club.

 With the help of Proto, comedy fans can spend quality time with Kimmel and Guillermo Rodriguez, Kimmel’s former security guard who became a celebrity of his own through Kimmel’s late-night talk show. The duo will appear in recorded hologram form to greet guests and riff on Las Vegas as patrons arrive at the club.

In addition, Kimmel and other celebrities can beam in live from Los Angeles to surprise fans, interacting with them in real time.

Guests who appear via hologram appear in a white box that looks like a cross between a futuristic telephone booth and a teleporter from Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise.

“I grew up on late night TV—studying the talk show hosts seemed as important as school for me because I wanted a career in broadcasting,” said David Nussbaum, inventor and CEO of Proto. “That’s why it’s such an incredible honor to have the public see Jimmy, Guillermo and the top comics who will be beaming to Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club in the Proto Epic. We knew we had to do better than ever on this. Proto has beamed world leaders, doctors, professional athletes and musical geniuses around the world—but it’s the comics who are most exacting. You do not want to mess with a comedian’s timing.”

Nussbaum founded Proto in 2019, and now the company has dozens of Fortune 500 clients and beams executives, heads of state and superstar athletes and artists all over the world week after week. Among other notable names, Howie Mandel became an investor and advisor to the company after using it himself, helping to prove Proto’s real-time beaming speed is up to the high demands of comedy.

To date, some of the comedians who have used Proto include Kenan Thompson, Whitney Cummings, Tom Segura, Kyle Dunnigan and Andy Kindler. Proto was also used at Jon Stewart’s Stand up for Heroes event at Lincoln Center. 

Since its mass-market debut in 2022, Proto has appeared on America’s Got Talent, dozens of Hollywood red carpets, and at NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games and events. Paris Hilton, Sean Combs, William Shatner, Manny Pacquiao, Metro Boomin, Logan Paul, Ellen DeGeneres and Lewis Hamilton have all used Proto along with companies like Walmart, Netflix, Spotify and SeatGeek. 

One-on-one interviews LIVE with celebrities appearing via Proto hologram are available on a case-by-case basis. Please email Vanessa Thill at to schedule an interview.

Curated and designed by comedian, writer, producer and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade captures the spirit of Kimmel’s hometown of Vegas. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club features late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. Complete with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests, the dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue provides an optimal setting for both the audience and performers alike. Voted Best Comedy Club in Las Vegas by the Best of Las Vegas awards, the club showcases comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Jimmy Kimmel and his team. For more information or to book tickets, visit or call (702) 777-2782.

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Proto is the global creator, and leading provider, of the award winning and patented Proto OS and holographic communications platform. With 100s of Proto units permanently deployed globally, and with a growing live events, production, and rental division, Proto is beaming people, brands and digital assets worldwide. Proto has become the fastest growing communications and marketing solution in retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, education, financial services, tech and the arts. Proto is a 4X honoree at the CES Innovation awards and has been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list two years in a row. Proto is a VC and mega-celebrity backed technology company based in Los Angeles with satellite showrooms and distributors in New York, Las Vegas, Nashville, Toronto, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Taipei, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Brisbane, Jakarta, and Seoul. More info at Contact:

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