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Jerry Seinfeld And George Wallace Take A Buick Riviera To The Peppermill

June 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jerry Seinfeld's very entertaining web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back for another season and, this time, fellow comedian George Wallace gets taken for a spin on The Strip.

Seinfeld picks up Wallace at the Flamingo* in a '65 Buick Riviera before (eventually) heading to the Peppermill for a bite, coffee and laughs. You can view the full 17-minute episode here, but here are a few of our favorite zings:

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CONFIRMED: Purple Reign Out At Planet Hollywood, Jeff Dunham On Way In

June 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM | by | Comments (5)

Earlier this year, we wondered if the Purple Reign was coming to an end at Planet Hollywood. A few weeks later, we also reported on the likelihood Jeff Dunham would become PHamous this November as part of a Las Vegas residency. We can now confirm both.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee... In Vegas

June 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you love Jerry Seinfeld, you’re probably familiar with his web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s -- literally -- comedians (Seinfeld and a funny friend) getting in a car to get coffee. Seinfeld has a conversational interview throughout the drive and again while they eat and drink in a coffee shop. It’s a relaxed show and a fun way to spend 15 to 20 minutes a week.

Last year during one of his concert stints at Caesars Palace, Seinfeld hopped into a car with then Flamingo resident comedian George Wallace and headed to the Peppermill for some coffee and to record an interview. The trailer for the upcoming season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee features a few seconds of their interview where George Wallace yells out to the Peppermill to see where everyone is from.

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Have You Heard The One About The Venetian?

Where: 89109
May 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's the rare Vegas hotel-casino that doesn't have a dedicated lineup of comedians these days. Heck, even Silver Sevens has one now. But, comediennes? That's tougher to find.

Jerry Seinfeld grabs headlines at Caesars Palace from time to time. Next door, The Mirage's Aces of Comedy are mostly all studs. Brad Garrett has his own comedy shop over at MGM Grand while quite a few other resorts are Bonkerz for jokes, too; but, again, there are more male than female entertainers. Tropicana did give Roseanne Barr the stage for a spell and Rita Rudner once headlined New York-New York before her now occasional Vegas appearances. So, why can't girls rule the world Strip?

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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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