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Entertainment Roundup: More Funny Business, Moves, Closings, And More

January 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM | by | ()

Have you heard the one about Bill Maher and the Palms?

Lots of changes on the horizon for the Las Vegas entertainment scene, from another laugh residency to new showrooms for old names.

First up, the next big residency wars won't be country, but comedy. As we've reported, Roseanne will yuk it up over at Trop's Laugh Factory starting next week. Now, there's another big comedic residency to report. Political commentator Bill Maher has signed a four-weekend run at the Palms' Pearl Theater. His appearances will be spread out over a nine-month period, starting March 23 and ending November 3. Tickets will begin at $45 bucks.

In other Palms' news, Anthony Cools' Strip Comedy will end its run at the resort's lounge on January 13.

Las Vegas hasn't seen the last of Pauly D. We're not sure if that's a threat or cause for celebration. The Jersey Shore star got his Vegas start at the Palms before jumping to the Hard Rock. Now, he's set to get club-goers fist pumpin' over at Haze inside ARIA. Vegas' other D will host TURNT UP parties throughout 2013 starting January 19.

Rumor has had it for a while now that Recycled Percussion (formerly of Tropicana) is headed for The Quad (formerly Imperial Palace), but there has yet to be an official announcement. The photo above, posted on the group's Facebook earlier today, could point to why. Or, could just be messing with our head. It shows a member standing in front of a torn up theater space with this caption:

This is what a theatre looks like before there are seats! Las Vegas!

On Twitter, RP identifies the room as the Tropicana's showroom. But, what does it mean? Does that mean RP has been swooped up by the Trop again? Or, are they still headed to The Quad? Definitely, curious. Especially because Ticketmaster states that tickets for Recycled Percussion at The Quad will be available starting January 12.

And, lastly, a Hooters-less topless revue is headed from off Strip to downtown.

Raack n' Roll departed Hooters in March of last year. Now, our Twitter friend @George_Addams tells us they've found a new home at the D:

We checked the D's website and the show hasn't been listed just yet. Not too long ago, Prince tribute band, Purple Reign, left the D for Hooters so now all is balanced in the universe again.

(Politico.com, MTV, Recycled Percussion on Facebook)

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