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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 [...]

Chris Tucker to play the Pearl

Chris Tucker to play the Pearl

Stand-up master and film star Chris Tucker will visit Vegas this summer to perform in the Pearl at Palms. Best known for his role as detective James Carter in the “Rush Hour” movies, Tucker made his silver screen debut in “House Party 3″ in 1994. But even before he had crowds cheering in the theater, [...]

Bill Maher to stay on for residency at Palms

Bill Maher to stay on for residency at Palms

After a successful first round of shows this weekend, comedian, political commentator and best-selling author Bill Maher will be making The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms his home for 2013. Maher has pushed the envelope for the last 20 years, challenging the boundaries of political talk on TV and staying on the edge of [...]

Andrew Dice Clay to rock Vegas at Vinyl

Andrew Dice Clay to rock Vegas at Vinyl

Rock ‘n’ roll comic Andrew Dice Clay is settling down in style. Today he launched his three-month residency at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel by unveiling a display case that shows off five of his famous leather jackets. Clay, a master of politically and socially incorrect humor, will shock a crowd into laughter and [...]

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