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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…

Big laughs in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com When you feel like all odds are against you in Vegas there’s only one thing that can help, aside from booze — laughter. Let’s face it, whoever said “laughter is the best medicine” was clearly low on alcohol. However, according to research, their words of wisdom are…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas is all about variety

  Shows It’s pretty much an unspoken rule that when producer David Saxe puts on a show, you know it’s going to be good – and this one is no exception. “VEGAS! The Show” packs decades of Vegas entertainment into a convenient 90-minute package, celebrating the performers of yesteryear and…

Weekender: Beat the heat with Vegas’s coolest shows

Blue Man Group is an entertainment experience like none other. While it doesn’t have some of the grandoise spectacle and theatricality of many other shows, the sometimes-interactive antics of Blue Man Group will have you laughing the whole time you are there. And like any other Vegas show, there are…

Weekender: The best in magic, music and meals in Vegas

Criss Angel performs at the Luxor Headline shows capture the magic of Vegas “Criss Angel Believe” combines the magic of “Mindfreak” star Criss Angel with the showmanship of Cirque du Soleil. That might sound like an odd combination, but after some tweaks to the show’s original format, it all comes…

Hangin’ with Rodney Carrington

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Texas native Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh with his unique brand of stand-up comedy for almost 20 years. He doesn’t just tell jokes. A singer and songwriter, Carrington incorporates his repertoire of hilarious songs into his act. Carrington released his debut album “Hangin’ with…

Brad Garrett reveals his love of comedy, Vegas

By Caroline FonteinVEGAS.com Brad Garrett has always considered Las Vegas to be a second home. Most people know Garrett for his role as Robert Barone, on the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Before he was entertaining TV audiences, Garrett was making people laugh as the opening act for…

Versatile performer Sykes brings her stand up to Vegas

Ranking among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America, Wanda Sykes has established herself as both a successful comedian and actress. Her boisterous personality and witty humor has been featured in countless comedy specials and feature films. Sykes was born in Portsmouth, Va. and was raised in Maryland. She attended…

Vegas Weekender: Concerts and comedy reign in Vegas

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Sin City this weekend. Why not have a few laughs or enjoy one of this weekend’s excellent concerts? Shows “Jubilee!” pays homage to a classic symbol of Las Vegas: showgirls. From the opening song-and-dance act about “Hundreds of Girls” through the grand finale, “Jubilee!’s”…

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy end-of-summer fun in Vegas

Feeling depressed because the summer is starting to wind down? Fret not! This weekend has more than enough music, shows and laughs to cheer you up. Comedy “Tonight Show” star Jay Leno returns to his stand-up comedy roots at the Terry Fator Theatre in the Mirage, on Friday, Aug. 27…

Brad Garrett’s comfort food for your neurosis

On June 28 comedian and actor Brad Garrett opens his new comedy club at Tropicana. He’ll also be starring as the first headliner through July 4.  After that he has an exciting line up of established stand-up acts and up-and-coming comedians. Some of the acts already scheduled to perform are Kevin Nealon, Dom Irrera,…

Vegas Weekender: Hot parties and acts put sizzle into spring

The weather in Vegas is finally starting to warm up and now it officially feels like spring. Get your bathing suits ready (and even your roller skates) because Vegas is going to sizzle soon. And of course, what would Vegas be without rockin’ shows, comedy acts and parties around the…

David Spade shows his cards

By Aleza Freeman Vegas.com The interview begins 15 minutes late. Comedian David Spade has just finished rehearsing for the CBS sitcom, “Rules of Engagement,” and is heading home when he calls from his car. The voice and the laugh are recognizably his, though tinged with an audible air of exhaustion.…