Bonkerz Comedy

Laughter is never a gamble! Gold Strike is proud to present the world-renowned Bonkerz Comedy Series every Thursday night in the Gold Strike Theatre. Tickets start at $15* and four packs start at $40*. Must be 21.

Date & Times

Thursdays 8:00 PM

Upcoming Performers

Mo Alexander
Thursday, September 1 - 8:00 PM

Mo Alexander has been featured on Comedy Central’s "Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City”. In September of 2019, he made history by becoming the first comedian ever to record an album at the world-famous Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. When Mo hits the stage, it’s clear that you’re in the hands of a dynamic master storyteller. Taking all of life’s absurdities and creating a night of hysterical laughter is why he is one of the industry giants. Mo began his professional comedy career in 1996. In 1998, he made an appearance in Bret Michael’s film, A Letter from Death Row.

After impressing Keenan Ivory Wayans with a goodnatured roast, Mo was invited to be the opening act on tour with Keenan in 1999. In 2003, Mo was given his own Las Vegas show, “The Mo Funny Show”. In the past few years Mo has been on several syndicated radio shows including “The Bob and Tom Show”. He was a semi-finalist in both the San Francisco Comedy Competition and the Seattle Comedy Competition and has been a headliner at multiple comedy festivals including Asheville Comedy Fest, Memphis Comedy Festival, and North Carolina Comedy Festival. Watching Mo Alexander is a night of hilarity and mischief that one won’t soon forget. He always tries to leave you with the underlying message, “I’m trying to save the world, one comedy show at a time”. After a night with Mo, you realize that not only were you entertained, you’re changed. You have a mission: “Slap the stupid!”


Lee "LA" Lycan
Thursday, September 8 - 8:00 PM

At 6’5” tall, he has been dubbed “The Sears Tower of Comedy”. He is guaranteed to liven up any party or event without wearing your lampshade on his head. His act is creative, well-written, improvisational & always gets the audience involved. LA has worked with such comedy greats as Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Billy Gardell, Larry the Cable Guy, & Bill Engvall.


Tim Convy
Thursday, September 15 - 8:00 PM

Tim Convy was born and raised in St. Louis, and after graduating from the University of Missouri, pursued his dreams of rock n' roll stardom. As keyboardist of the rock band Ludo, he performed on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and MTV; and became as popular as keyboardists can become - mostly among the key demographic of teenage girls in the Midwest. Ludo played over one thousand shows all over the country including clubs, colleges, and festivals like Lollapalooza and Warped Tour.

After hanging up his synthesizer, Tim studied improvisation at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York and began performing standup comedy shortly after. Tim’s material stems from his decade on the road, his Midwestern upbringing, and all his romantic relationships - from the miserably failed to the mildly successful. Tim has also worked as a writer and producer on a variety of television shows from Comedy Central's Not Safe with Nikki Glaser to MTV's House of Style. In 2016, Tim moved back to St. Louis to combine his love of music and comedy. You can hear him on the radio every Monday through Friday on Lux & Tim Convy on NOW 96.3FM.


Thursday, September 22 - 8:00 PM

If you’re looking for high-energy, raw talent, stage presence and great personality, then Comedian Whodi is your final answer! Having been featured on B.E.T.’s Comic View, Shaquille Oneal’s Next All Star and on Black Comedy Central’s Da Laughin Barrel, Whodi brings an undeniable charisma and funny to the stage!

He is the perfect combination of funny and fresh. Offering a new perspective on life and even inviting you into his own to experiences and the hilarity that comes with it. Born in small town, Amory MS, Whodi studied Broadcast Journalism/Radio TV in college. Upon exiting college, Whodi traveled the world as a door-to-door salesman (college sure paid off). His travels led him to Tampa, Florida, where he met the love of his life and began his standup comedy career. Whodi has had the opportunity to work alongside great comedians such as Tony Rock, John Witherspoon, Don DC Curry, Lavell Crawford, Tony Roberts, Gary Owens and Mike Epps, just to name a few!


Tee Ray Bergeron
Thursday, September 29 - 8:00 PM

Born Tommy Ray Bergeron Jr., to the son of a Methodist Minister, and raised in New Orleans, LA…it wasn’t long before his grandfather began calling him ‘Tee Ray’. For some reason, the nickname stuck. In high school, Tee was voted ‘wittiest’ by classmates, but decided to waste time going to college, finishing grad school, getting married, and having two kids before finally pursuing comedy at the age of 30. Tee spent the early portion of his comedy life performing in bars, saloons, daiquiri shops and pool halls throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

No, they aren't all the same thing! He was eventually invited to feature at the Baton Rouge Funny Bone…and quickly became a fan favorite. After spending a couple of years featuring on the road, Tee returned to Baton Rouge as a headliner, and hasn’t stopped. He has performed at multiple comedy clubs, theaters, and casino across the country. Tee headlined three straight years at the New Orleans Comedy Festival, and two at the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival. He was the winner of the 2011 Gulf South Comedy Challenge. Tee’s act has been described as ‘Observational Humor, with A Twist’ and as ‘Self Deprecating…but he always comes out on TOP!’ He has a master’s degree in Sarcasm, and a twisted view of the world! You'll quickly see that it isn’t just his southern charm that makes him one of today’s hottest comics! Prepare to be entertained!


Dan Whitehurst
Thursday, October 6 - 8:00 PM

Dan Whitehurst is a veteran stand-up comic and writer based out of Nashville, TN. Dan did his first Open Mic in 1998 and developed a routine of bizarre one liners which he used to win the WKDF Talent search at Zanies in Nashville by 1999. Born in Knoxville, TN, little Danny Whitehurst always had a knack for finding humor in unusual situations. After flunking out of college and sweating profusely in a cast iron factory, Dan sought easier employment in the Military and as a correctional officer for the Tennessee Dept of Corrections and finally as a Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville, TN. In 2001 Dan was voted the “World’s Funniest Cop” by the Association of Law Enforcement Training and runner up in 2003’s contest held in Los Angeles and hosted by Jay Leno.

As an Armed Robbery Detective, he was also named Investigator of The Year in 2002 for the City of Nashville. By 2007, his police career ended, and comedy became a full-time endeavor. Opening for a who’s who of comedians, Dan watched and learned as his act evolved from one liners to relying on actual stories from his diverse employment background and he now headlines in comedy clubs across the United States. Storytelling comedy led him to a headlining gig in Branson, MO for two seasons, one of which was at the Famous Baldnobber’s theater. Dan has also worked on the hit series “Nashville” and is open to any acting roles in which he can play a middle-aged southerner with a thick accent.


Kymbra Li
Thursday, October 13 - 8:00 PM

Kymbra Li is a New Orleans native and dual law graduate who moved to China to be a Law Professor and accidentally became a rapping comedian. She’s performed comedy in 7 countries and now runs her own production/entertainment company, MILKDIT CONCEPTS, based in NOLA. Kymbra has graced the stages of clubs and casinos across the country, and her musical-comedy variety show, Accidental Rapper, runs every month at Comedy House NOLA and tours from coast to coast. She has performed at The Ladies Room Comedy Festival in NYC, the P3 Comedy Fest in Pensacola and is a second time participant in NOLA Comedy Fest. On screen, Kymbra has a short comedy film, Project Candy House, which was shown at Sundance, SxSw and the Beijing Summer Film Festival. Catch Kymbra on My Amazing Cheap Date: Comedian Edition on the Very Local network, available at your favorite app roles in which he can play a middle-aged southerner with a thick accent.


Vince Carone
Thursday, October 20 - 8:00 PM

Vince Carone is fast-talking, frenetic, and frustrated. He has a quick-witted, fast-paced style that envelops you with an avalanche of punchlines that never stop. He is chaotic, cathartic, and a complainer. But the deeper he delves into his show the more you relate to him, root for him, and feel his pain just as he relives it. Vince’s greatest gift is his ability to instantly connect with the everyman (and every woman). He sees the absurdities of the world and he rallies against them. He’s married. He has kids. And he’s trying to figure it all out. He is self-deprecating, honest to a fault and downright hilarious.

Vince has been seen on TBS and heard on Chicago’s WGN Radio, and the syndicated Bob & Tom show. He has been seen on the internet hit, "So You Have a Girlfriend". He has released 5-hour long comedy albums and he runs a podcast called "Peek Behind the Curtain". Vince hits on all cylinders. He was the winner of the “Best of the Midwest” Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Vince has shared the stage with Dave Attell, Christopher Titus, Aries Spears, Jamie Kennedy, Billy Gardell, John Pinette, and Tommy Davidson, to name a few. Vince’s show is filled with genuine, heartfelt laughs. He’s fast, he’s furious and he is funny. It’s not just a wild ride. It’s a journey. It’s a whirlwind of ranting, raving, and refreshing material. No matter the price, Vince Carone is worth the admission.


Mike Krasner
Thursday, October 27 - 8:00 PM

Mike Krasner is the son of divorced Jewish parents and the product of a broken home. Originally from New York, now living in Las Vegas. Mike began his comedy career on Long Island where he quickly rose up the ranks, playing all the major clubs and becoming a regular at multiple clubs in NYC. In addition to stand up, Mike also performed with one of the hottest improv groups in NY as a featured player. He uses his improv experience and quick wit, as well as relatable humor to capture audiences. Mike has a fresh twist on life and isn't afraid to make fun of everything. He uses a blend of life experience, daily observations, and his unhealthy love of YouTube to relate to audiences of all kinds. Mike is a regular performer on the Las Vegas Strip.