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Entertainment Roundup: Jason Alexander And His Hair To Doo-Wop

February 18, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas will soon have two new ways to entertain you, plus new chances to see a cult fave.

At Harrah's, Jason Alexander will take the stage as part of a four-week weekend residency beginning April 11. The actor best known as George Costanza on Seinfeld, will perform his one-man show, An Evening With Jason Alexander And His Hair, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the limited engagement.

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HahahaHA! SNL Dresses Up A Guy Fieri Party With Vegas Guests

December 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

His due-to-open this year 2014 restaurant may still be nameless, but that didn't stop Saturday Night Live from breaking out the wristband, bleach, and bling to pair their Guy Fieri impersonator with some Las Vegas connections.

HahahaHA! We've embedded the vid below for anone who hasn't watched SNL since 1997 missed the weekend's John Goodman hosted episode. "Kid Rock" co-hosted the holiday dinner party titled Guy Fieri's Full Throttle Christmas Special. And, while we need to chase down the recipe for Bud Light Gazpacho, Fieri's (impersonated) Vegas friends are what, of course, caught our attention the most.

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Did You Hear The One About The Las Vegas Live Comedy Club?

Where: 89109
November 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Dogs doing tricks, naked zombies, mind reading, hypnosis, stripper class, country music impersonators. What doesn't the V Theater inside Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood have? How 'bout a comedy show? The new Las Vegas Live Comedy show puts a check in that box. The comedy club debuted about a month ago and features a rotating cast of comedians from across the country.

The show begins with a "host" (not very good up-and-coming comedian) who introduces two established comedians. When we visited as part of a media invite, the comedians were both excellent despite being about 10 notches dirtier than we every expected.

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LVH Ditches The D*Word, Debuts Clean Comedian Carlos Oscar

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
October 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

Well, that didn’t last very long. Just a week after we brought you details on LVH’s The D*Word, the show went dark. Now, LVH is bringing in acts with broader appeals to sell seats in its Shimmer Showroom. First up is Mo5aic, an a cappella vocal group that is music to our ears.

Also new on the roster is clean comedian Carlos Oscar, a “comedy treasure” according to the legendary Bill Cosby. As we made our way towards the LVH showroom last Friday night, posters reminded us of Mr. Cosby’s opinion over and over again. Inside, we took note of the abundance of children and families in the audience and recalled that this is the same theater that was once home to Andrew Dice Clay.

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The Day The Laughter Will (Likely) Die at Gold Coast

Where: 4000 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
September 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM | by | Comment (1)

Does Las Vegas have one (or more) too many comedy clubs?

A VegasChatter tipster tells us that Big Al's Comedy -- which jumped from The Orleans to its sister property, Gold Coast, back in July -- only has one more week of laughs in it. The comedy club, featuring rotating headliners, will reportedly fold on September 30 after one more final weekend of jokes.

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Make A Splash With Louie Anderson

June 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM | by | Comments (2)

Forgive us for the headline, but we're still reeling from trying to wrap our head around Coco's picture 117 degrees. Is it that much hotter than 110? 115? We'll find out this weekend. In the meantime, we've got thoughts of splashing in the pool while splashing down with cocktails. Which reminds us there was a show called Splash. That Louie Anderson was a contestant on. Whom this story is about. Now, that we've connected the dots let's get to it.

Mr. Anderson is looking for an opening act for his new show that hits the Plaza next month. You may recall fellow headliner Jeff Civillico casting a similar net for talent a few months back. But, unlike Civillico's search which required applications, waiting and hoping to be selected by the Travel Channel before Civillico narrowed the final four down to one on TV, Anderson's request is pretty simple: Make a 15 second video. (Another tangent: seems to be a lot of that make a video stuff lately.)

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A Look At What's Going On In Vegas Memorial Day Weekend

May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

Our favorite time of the year? When it's nothing but one holiday after another! Memorial Day Weekend. Fourth of July Weekend. Labor Day Weekend. Pure (party time) bliss. And, with the first holiday weekend coming up fast, we couldn't wait any longer to check out what's on tap for Vegas May 24-27:

Mandalay Bay
LIGHT nightclub opens May 24
DAYLIGHT Beach Club debuts May 24
Michael Jackson ONE launches May 23 (starting at $69)
Snoop Lion performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 25 ($50)
Bell Biv DeVoe performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 26 ($32.50)

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Laugh Factory Teams With Roseanne Barr For Latest Vegas Residency

December 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

When we covered the opening of Tropicana's Laugh Factory back in May, we wondered aloud what famous names might be dropping by. One comedy star has decided to drop in for an extended residency. Roseanne Barr will be performing six nights a week starting January 14.

This seems to us a perfect merging of space and talent. At 320 seats, you'll be up close and personal with the polarizing performer. And, Roseanne is certainly no stranger to Vegas. Her frequent visits include a former residency at the Sahara's Congo Room in 2008. She still includes a clip from that gig on her YouTube channel:

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Strip Comedy at The Palms: For Those Who Like Their Jokes Quick And Dirty

Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
November 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

Strip Comedy is the newest show to appear at the Lounge at The Palms. It brings midwest-style improv comedy to a legitimate Las Vegas venue. Two jersey wearing teams of four compete against each other by playing out improvised games and sketches. Each bit is shaped by shouted out suggestions from the crowd.

Live improv always tends to play a little on the perverse side, but what else can you expect from the nerdy undersexed theater dorks that practice the craft? The difference in this show is that it is produced by Anthony Cools. The same Anthony Cools with the sexed-up hypnosis show. The guy with the hair salon that features the stylists’ measurements on its website. Yes, the same Anthony Cools that owns Swingers Club The Drink, the Plaza bar that once featured mini golf and dueling pianos alongside scantily clad servers dressed as schoolgirls.

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SNL Has A Laugh At MGM's Expense

October 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Saturday Night Live must have a writer on the Vegas beat because its gone from poking fun at the best hypnotist this side of the Strip to snickering at MGM Grand's new Stay Well rooms.

This latest jab happened during Saturday's Weekend Update with Seth Meyers:

“The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas has created a series of new "Stay Well" rooms designed to promote a healthy way of living, including vitamin-infused showers, antimicrobial coatings on furniture and extra soundproofing. "I'll take it!"... said a murderer.”

Rimshot, please.

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Louie Anderson Is Such A Big Baby (Boomer)

Where: 2411 W Sahara [map], 89102
August 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM | by | Comments (3)

We recently ventured over to Station Casinos' red-headed step child value property, Palace Station, to check out comedian Louie Anderson's show, Big Baby Boomer. We were pleasantly surprised to find that both the casino and Anderson's self-titled comedy club were pretty crowded, especially for a Wednesday night.

The revamped show (which, previously, had us LOLing) kicks off with a rotating comedian as an opening act followed by a montage of Anderson's prolific television and film appearances. Our favorite, of course, is his role as a proud McDowell's lettuce washer in "Coming to America."

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Tropicana Turns To Laugh Factory For Comedy Respect

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
May 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

There's a Rodney Dangerfield statue. Jimmie Walker, star of Good Times, is working the room. And, George Wallace and Paul Rodriquez are cutting it up on stage. It's old school comedy. In a brand new spot. Well, a slightly used, new spot.

Formerly the Brad Garrett Comedy Club, Tropicana has launched a Vegas outpost of the legendary Los Angeles comedy club, The Laugh Factory. For over thirty years, every major player in comedy has worked that stage, starting with their very first headliner, Richard Pryor. At the grand opening and press night at the Trop, they opted for a little old, a little new and some very local nods to Las Vegas.

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