Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Kicks off New Coeur Comedy Series

Nighthawk Lounge Hosts Free Shows Starting Nov. 2


(Worley, Idaho; October 17, 2023) — Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s ever-growing list of crowd-pleasing events gets a little longer, and funnier, as its new Coeur Comedy series takes the beautiful Nighthawk Lounge stage on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. with headliner Daran Howard and opener Lynn Solomon.

The Thursday night series continues Dec. 7 with Chris Strait and Alex Kaufman, with Jeff Capri and Yang Vigilan carrying the laughs into the new year on Jan. 4.

“As we continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary of operation, we wanted to spread even more joy to our valued customers by welcoming some of today’s top comedic talent to the Nighthawk stage,” says Laura Penney, CEO, Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. “Everyone can use a little extra laughter these days, and we’re happy to offer it to stand-up fans at no charge. It’s a great way to start a long weekend staying and playing with us.”

Daran Howard’s wit and energy makes him a fan favorite in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and military bases worldwide. He’s a regular in cruise ship lounges and has shared the stage with Kevin Hart, Ali Wong, Chris Rock , Matt Iseman, Chelsea Handler and the Late Bernie Mac.

A native of Tennessee, Howard got his start while studying theater in North Carolina and working as a bartender in comedy clubs, observing and making note of how they honed their talents. Inspired by such classic comics as Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, and D.L. Hughley. Howard eventually moved to Chicago, where he began hosting comedy shows and eventually started the popular Laughfest Comedy Tour. He lives in Los Angeles.

Based in Montana, Lynn Solomon is a longtime favorite on the stand-up circuit. She’s also an actress with roles in “God’s Country” and “Ooze” to her credit.

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is a tribally owned property that is a 50-minute drive from Spokane International Airport. Along with live entertainment, the resort offers 300 guest rooms and 14 suites, more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and the tranquil Spa Ssakwa’q’n, one of the largest in the Inland Northwest at 15,000 square feet. There is also a wide variety of casual and fine dining experiences, highlighted by the resort's signature restaurant, Chinook Steak, Seafood & Pasta, renowned for its woodfire grill, eclectic menu and locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and main dishes.

Visit or call 800-523-2464 for more information about the Coeur Comedy series and all Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel amenities.

About Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

Since 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has operated the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, located where sky greets Mt. Tch’mutpkwe, source of the St. Joe River, 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The casino resort is among the largest employers in North Idaho employing between 850-1,100 depending on the season and contributing more than $33.3 million to education in the region since it opened. Additionally, millions more have gone in support of a wide range of public projects, emergency relief, charities and programs in the Pacific Northwest. Named Tribal Destination of the Year in 2019 by AIANTA and winning the silver Distinguished Dozen award from Courier in 2019 and 2020, the property features 300 rooms and suites, seven distinct food and beverage venues and entertainment including live music and comedy as well as hands-on tours and experiences through the casino’s Cultural Tourism Program. Three million-dollar winners have found their luck on 100,000 square feet of gaming space offering nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo. Additional amenities include a 15,000 square foot spa voted 1st for “Resort Spas that deliver the Ahh Factor'' by (2012), 40,000 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor wedding locations and Circling Raven Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 course acclaimed as a “Top 100” course by every major golf publication in the U.S. The Gene Bates designed course is home to the Circling Raven Championship, an Epson Tour “Road to the LPGA'' event, held annually in August. LIKE Coeur d’Alene Casino on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter. For more information about Coeur d’Alene Casino, visit


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