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Weird Al's Back And This Time It's Mandatory

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 21, 2015 at 7:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

Weird Al Yankovic finally managed to top the charts (Billboard’s top comedy albums and top 200) with his newest album, Mandatory Fun. Despite this being his first chart-topping album, the kooky comedic singer has been cranking out silly and beloved hits for the better part of the last four decades. New videos released last summer made waves on the interwebs including "Foil," his parody of Lorde’s “Royals.”

Now that their accompanying album has come out, Weird Al is hitting the road in support of it with his aptly named tour, the “Mandatory World Tour.” If you missed his previous Vegas shows at The Cannery, you’ll have to cough up double or triple the price to catch him this time around at Planet Hollywood. He'll kick off his world tour in Las Vegas May 12-16 with showtimes at 8 p.m.

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Mac King's Still Got The Magic

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
December 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

Mac King shows how his cloak of invisibility totally works.

Mac King makes plaid cool. The kooky comedy magician who dresses from head-to-toe in plaid and endorses geriatric fave, Fig Newtons, turns on the charm in his afternoon show at Harrah’s. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” was recently extended for four more years, adding to King's 15-year reign at Harrah’s.

You may have the impression that Mac King’s show is a kids show, but the reality is that it’s fun for all ages. As cliché as that sounds, it’s the truth. Having seen the show a few years ago and again recently, I can definitely attest to the fun adults will have, too. Mac’s humor seems to have gotten a bit more adult over the years as he makes references or simply alludes to double entendres and snicker-worthy innuendos.

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Murray Sawchuck To Reappear On Vegas Strip

November 13, 2014 at 12:24 PM | by | Comments (4)

After being bumped from Tropicana, comedian-slash-magician Murray Sawchuck looks to be having the last laugh.

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Ja-Makin'-Me-Laugh Delivers The Funny At The D

Where: 301 Fremont St. [map], 89101
October 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

When the cheesy title of a comedy show alone makes you laugh, it’s safe to assume you’ll at least be entertained. Ja-Makin’-Me-Laugh at The D certainly lived up to its corny name and did, indeed, make this writer laugh. All I knew going in was the show featured Matilda and Patrick Murray. Expecting a husband and wife comedy duo, this writer was quite surprised when I saw the promo materials featuring a puppet. In case you were also unaware, Matilda is Patrick’s Jamaican ventriloquist dummy. Murray is a Second City-trained comedian, but of course, he’s just the sidekick in this duo.

With her bedazzled dress, rhinestone-covered shoes and beaded hair, she could give any of Terry Fator's puppets a run for their money in the flashy Vegas outfit department. While not on the level of a Terry Fator show, it’s definitely an entertaining way to spend the afternoon.

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Seth Meyers To Host A Not-So-Late Night At The Cosmo

September 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (4)

The knockout evening in Vegas comedian and Late Night host Seth Meyers remembers most is when he took a punch in a Sin City bar at 3 a.m. one night|morning.

Meyers' next Vegas visit will, hopefully, only involve his customary knocks on topical news and politics mixed with the humor of casual observations (see below for a bit on flying to and from Vegas, as well as drunken room service decisions.) Normally a regular at The Mirage, Meyers will perform at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $45 and can be purchased here.

(PHOTO: NBC)

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LA Comedy Club At Bally’s Is Good For A Laugh

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
August 20, 2014 at 11:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

Jason Harris performs at LA Comedy Club at Bally's.

LA Comedy Club has been hopping around Las Vegas since 2007, staying at some venues longer than others. As a live comedy fan, this writer has traced the club’s evolution and followed it from place to place as it seems to typically have the best acts. If you’re unfamiliar with the basic structure of a comedy club, there are at least three basic “acts,” the host (or MC or opener), feature and headliner. The set lengths of these performers vary from club to club and from night to night at the same club, depending largely on crowd response and which other comics stop by and finagle a few minutes at the mic.

This is the beauty of live comedy. It’s a fluid animal and if a big name (or an established small name who has a good rapport with the bookers or other performers) stops by, crowds may be in for an extra bonus on top of the lineup they came to see. LA Comedy Club, now located in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s, has cultivated a reputation for having solid lineups and some of the most interesting “special guests.”

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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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