Las Vegas Comedy Shows

Fun(ny) facts that we betcha didn’t know

They say laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, our initial thought on that is that “they” clearly have never indulged in a neat Macallan 18 on the rocks but perhaps “they” formulated their opinion after experiencing Vegas’ comedy circuit and, in that case, we can give them a pass…

Jim Breuer promises to ‘crush it’ in Vegas

As one of the top stand-up comedians touring today, funnyman Jim Breuer has been evolving his craft since his successful run on “Saturday Night Live” in the late ’90s and his ever-hilarious bits as “Goat Boy” and his spot-on impersonation of Joe Pesci. Today, he describes himself as “Cosby with…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…