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September 17, 2014

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That wacky Carrot guy starts a two-week run at the MGM Grand

Who's that guy again, that comedian, that vegetable-headed dude? Tomato Brain? Snow-Pea Head? Squash Face? Something like that.

No, wait, now we've got it. Lettuce now praise Carrot Top, the punk with the trunk full of comedy whatsits and laugh-riot whatnots, the walking bad red-hair day. He's brought his "Awesome Live" tour to the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre.

You say you've seen the hair but aren't familiar with his comedy stylings? Here, then, a quick primer on the Carrot-and-shtick theory: He yanks all sorts of "wacky props" from his trunks (steamer trunks, this is), mixes in jokes old and new, then adds laser effects and a rock soundtrack.

Items likely to emerge from the trunks include "Tiger Woods' putter," a golf club with a built-in credit-card machine; or a party horn with an inhaler for asthmatics. Yes, people, that's the stuff from which 1994 Male Comics of the Year are made. You can see why he's the most popular entertainer on college campuses today.

He's also a big draw on the Cartoon Network; his show, "Carrot Top's A.M. Mayhem," is the networks top ratings-getter. It's a crazy trunk-pull of old animation clips and segments of Carrot Top commentary.

He's also between covers with "Junk in the Trunk ... Some Assembly Required," an illustrated catalog of his strange creations. And for the hard-wired, uplinked, plugged-in and Web-fingered, Carrot Top has an award-winning Internet site, www.carrottop.com.

But unhand that mouse; you can get the full, live, you-were-there Carrot Top experience at the MGM through April 16. Shows are at 9 p.m., except Saturday and April 12, when there will be 8 and 10:30 p.m. performances. Tickets are $30 plus tax. Call 891-7777.

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