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VegasChatter's fondness for Absinthe and its performers has been well documented. The multi-talented cast of characters has, luckily for us, been providing fans with additional opportunities to soak in their essence. Melody Sweets sang her own Slice of Heaven onto vinyl before cowboying up to the Wild Wild West. Gazillionaire recently launched a hilarious YouTube series and Fat Frank even had his own Halloween costume.
Now, another Absinthe performer is ready to step out into her own spotlight. Penny Pibbets, the singing, sock-puppet'ing ventriloquist assistant of the Gazillionaire is crowdfunding the launch of her very own live talk show. A Kickstarter campaign for The Penny Pibbets Show runs through November 20 with a goal of $19,990. If you're asking 'why not $20,000' then you don't yet understand the awesomeness that is Penny Pibbets.
If you love Absinthe anywhere close to the way we love Absinthe, you’re always keeping an eye open for something new from the show or its producer, Spiegelworld. Now, there's something we can all enjoy and you don’t even have to visit Las Vegas to do it.
Beginning September 23, the host of Absinthe, the incomparable Gazillionaire, will unleash a new YouTube series upon us. New episodes will begin airing Tuesdays at 7 p.m. PST. Gazillionaire's raunchy sense of humor is what really sets the tone for one of the most fun shows in town. Sure, Absinthe has a beautiful Green Fairy, a sock puppet-toting assistant and a slew of other artistic performers, but Gazillionaire is the richest and most famous character in the cast. His risque humor will also be on display in the web series Spiegelworld has put together.
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If you just can’t get enough of the Green Fairy from Absinthe, get excited to see sultry star Melody Sweets in a different type of costume. On July 22, grab your boots and spurs and hit the tent in front of Caesars Palace for Melody Sweets’ Wild Wild West Burlesque Show.
The show (and music video premiere) features Absinthe’s vocalist as well as other cast members from the show including The Gazillionaire and Penny as Cowboy Summerlin Sam and his trusty steed, Phallus. It would be hard to imagine raunchier, rowdier dialogue than the two exchange in Absinthe, but if Penny’s character is named Phallus, our guess is this will be at least equally over-the-top.
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Time for another VegasChatter Question! This one comes from Richard B. who needs help planning the perfect Vegas vacation with friends. Do you have a question about Vegas, too? We bet you do. Send it to us and you just might see it here on VegasChatter!
Hi guys and gals, I am coming August 17th to get married, staying at MGM for 15 nights. We are from the UK, a group of oldies aged 50 and upwards. Can anyone recommend places to visit, shows, restaurants? Also have not booked a place to get wed yet, so any recommendations for that? Thanks."
It wasn’t long ago that a Vegas performer was content to stand at a microphone, backed by a trio of singers doing the same synchronized hip-swaying. But, ever since Cirque du Soleil gained a foothold on the Las Vegas Strip, other shows have had to up their game. Today’s headliners are surrounded by dancers, acrobats and aerialists. Not only that, the traditional Las Vegas showgirl is almost a memory. Today's Vegas belongs to showboys, so to speak.
Smooth, chiseled to perfection and eager to bare their flesh, the supporting male performers of today’s Sin City are bachelorette party ready. They also appeal to the ever-increasing LGBTQ market. We’ll give gay icon Celine Dion credit for making the first move on this front as her A New Day! at Caesars Palace was bursting with male eye candy. Now, both new and revamped productions have gotten into the act.
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A tale in three cantos. Sounds like a child's fable, doesn't it? Well, this is no fairy tale, just a product of wild imaginations. Chances are you'll be hard-pressed to describe what you've seen (or the venue where it unfolds). Or, in some cases, just not want to. Called Vegas Nocturne, the three part show at Rose.Rabbit.Lie., is the entertainment portion of Cosmopolitan's self-proclaimed "grand social experiment."
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It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin to bring you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.
In 2013, Vegas kept us quite entertained. Sometimes better than others. The year came in with a bang for The Quad, brought a vault full of rock to LVH, gave us some Boyz who wanted to hold us tight at The Mirage, brought an epic journey with Loberace, saw a Pin Up with potential at the Strat, had us hearing voices at Bally's, and made us feel awful for Broadway at the Four Queens, among many, many other entertainment experiences. But which new show was the best for 2013? And, which keeps knocking our sock puppets off? Here are our picks:
Cue Carly Rae because VegasChatter's 2012 winner for Best Show is a repeat winner that gets stuck in your head (but in a good way). An award dedication could focus on the year's flops, misses, and same old, same old. We could be accused of being lazy or hard to impress. Detractors could point to our fondness of Sweets or a fat fetish.
But, that would detract from the spectacular that is Absinthe; a show for boys and girls of all ages - or at least those not afraid of f-bombs, sock puppets, sex, and titties. Absinthe is a repeat "Best Show" winner because it continues to be an innovative, hilarious, raunchy, fat-defying circus of a
shit puppet show worth every penny. Those that have seen the show know what we did there.
If you haven't seen it, go. If you have seen it, go again. The Strip's best dressed host named Gazillionare gets down and dirty twice a night Wednesdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $89.
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VegasChatter's newest contributor is Will McGough or Wake and Wander, a writer who spends every waking moment wandering. (See what happened there?) For his first assignment, we threw him right into the deep end and he went, willingly, to report on swimsuit models, showgirls and Vegas.
We’re going to be hard pressed to find someone giving a greater gift to men-kind this holiday season. It’s been announced that the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue in February will feature a blockbuster bikini battle between its swimsuit models and our Las Vegas showgirls.
Christmas, it appears, has indeed come early.
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Not content to wallow in his vast fortune and copious charm, Absinthe supremo, The Gazillionaire, has created a new show that's heading to New York City. Times Square! (-ish. It'll be on 45th St.)
Is this a sequel to Absinthe? A rival? A second show to see the world, then settle in Las Vegas? Too early to tell. But, a sneak preview was given by the team as part of First Friday, the monthly Downtown and Arts District fun fest. And what better place to preview one of the finest acrobatic acts in the world, than on a makeshift stage in a disused back alley?
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Fat Frank's first step on the high wire occurred in a dream. His Absinthe co-star and mentor, Tony Hernandez, suggested he join his team in attempting one of the most dangerous and deadly high-wire stunts -- a seven-man pyramid. (We’ve provided video below.)
Frank had never even been on a high wire, but Tony believed, instructed him on the considerable risk and gave him a month to think about it. One night, Frank had a dream of a long high wire heading off into a black abyss, with nothing but darkness below. In the dream, he took one step onto the wire, and then immediately woke up. He awoke with the knowledge that since he had already taken the first step, the next would surely be easier.
For three years, Fat Frank has lived on that wire. And, behind that character is a classically trained actor, clown and acrobat who’s the latest interview in our My Vegas series. Meet Paul Lopez. The unlikely sex-symbol of the cast of Absinthe. If you’ve seen the show and, you should, nightly he creates an indelible and lasting impression. We won’t give away his crowning glory. It’s for you to discover. Once seen, never forgotten. And, why Frank? Well, in a warped version of the Rat Pack…
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You know those cool Vegas moments you always hear about but never see? Another happened last night when Doogie Howser (yes, he'll always be Doogie Howser to us) actor Neil Patrick Harris stepped out at Abinsthe. And, onto the shoulders of high wire extraordinaire Tony Hernandez, or Tony Tightropes on Twitter.
Ooooohhh SHHHIT... DOOGY HOWSER IS IN THE FRONT ROW!!! @AbsintheVegas— Tony Tightropes (@TonyHernandez) February 20, 2012