Posts tagged as: Comedy

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham to open residency show in Las Vegas

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham to open residency show in Las Vegas

Comedian Jeff Dunham and his cast of dummies are coming to Las Vegas for a six-month residency beginning Nov. 28 on the Las Vegas Strip. During a tour stop at Caesars Palace June 13, Dunham, a ventriloquist, and his popular dummy “Achmed the Dead Terrorist,” announced his residency show, “Not Playing with a Full Deck.” [...]

Lipshtick Comedy Series brings perfect shade of stand-up to Las Vegas

Lipshtick Comedy Series brings perfect shade of stand-up to Las Vegas

The Lipshtick Comedy Series is bringing in a top line of comediennes to the Venetian in Las Vegas. So far, 14 funny gals have been announced, including “2 Broke Girls” creator Whitney Cummings, who announced the comedy series May 15, the “queen of mean” Lisa Lampanelli and the ever-glamorous Rita Rudner. More comediennes are expected [...]

Memorial Day weekend shows in Las Vegas

Memorial Day weekend shows in Las Vegas

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer vacation. Las Vegas has plenty to keep you busy during the weekend, and if you’re looking for a way to kick back and enjoy some quality entertainment, we’ve got you covered. Music   Air Supply Dates: May 23 – 25 Classic rockers Air Supply come to the [...]

Jeff Civillico can juggle Stonehenge (five balls) … in space (at The Quad)!

Jeff Civillico can juggle Stonehenge (five balls) … in space (at The Quad)!

Jeff Civillico rides a unicycle on the back of the elephant in the room. While juggling a plunger, a chainsaw, a 95-pound bowling ball, the Lincoln Memorial and a “razor-sharp juggling club.” And balancing Mount St. Helens on his chin. And making jokes about wedgies. And rehearsing for his career in television. Yes, it’s hard [...]

Louie Anderson announces Plaza residency

Louie Anderson announces Plaza residency

Emmy Award-winning comic Louie Anderson will begin an open-ended residency at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas on July 10. Anderson just finished a run with the ABC celebrity diving show “Splash.” But even as he launched himself off platforms and springboards, he had comedy on his mind. “Diving is a lot like stand-up,” he [...]

‘Defending the Caveman’ actor yields to new ‘rock’ star

‘Defending the Caveman’ actor yields to new ‘rock’ star

Kevin Burke, the long-time star of “Defending the Caveman,” passed his spear on to a worthy successor at a send-off celebration on May 13. Burke, who performed in the one-man show at The Improv at Harrah’s for 10 years, gave his last full-time show on Monday. Chris Allen took the reins on Tuesday. “Defending the [...]

‘Naughty Mommy’ wins Riviera Comedy Club headliner contest

‘Naughty Mommy’ wins Riviera Comedy Club headliner contest

“Naughty Mommy” Maria Walsh beat out 225 comics to win a week headlining at the Riviera Comedy Club. Walsh’s hilarious commentary on parenting and marriage kept judges laughing through every round of the contest, which lasted more than a month. The Long Island, N.Y. resident has toured the country, driving crowds to hysterics by declaring [...]

Riviera Comedy Club contest will decide next comic headliner on Saturday

Riviera Comedy Club contest will decide next comic headliner on Saturday

The Riviera Comedy Club is still searching for its next star comic headliner, but after four semifinal rounds, the judges in the contest are ready to wipe the tears of laughter from their eyes, take a few deep breaths and choose a winner. The four finalists — Mike Merrill from Panorama City, Calif.; Matthew Broome [...]

Carlos Mencia to push boundaries at Treasure Island

Carlos Mencia to push boundaries at Treasure Island

Stand-up master Carlos Mencia will return to Las Vegas for a one-night-only show that promises countless laughs. His hilarious approach to political and social comedy — especially issues of race and class — promises to bring down the house at Treasure Island on May 9. Famous for pushing the boundaries of comedic commentary on race [...]

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penn & Teller to join Hollywood Walk of Fame

Six-time Las Vegas Magicians of the Year and Emmy Award winners Penn & Teller will be inducted on Friday into an exclusive club of entertainers. The stars from the Rio will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Magic Castle, located down Hollywood Boulevard from where the star will be [...]

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