Las Vegas Sun

January 27, 2015

Currently: 60° — Complete forecast | Log in

Comedy

Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Are
J.T. plays to cameras at MGM Grand; Marie Osmond announces D&M world tour; Felice Garcia leaving ‘MDQ’
Monday, January 5, 2015
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother Donny (preach it, Brother Donny!) will take on a world tour in 2015.
Photo: John Legend at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 24, 201
Celebrity preview: Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Joe Rogan, UFC 182 and ‘Sexxy’
Friday, January 2, 2015
Las Vegas:
Still feeling hung over or at best simply sluggish from all the parties and champagne shows that ran into the dawn hours Thursday? Well you’re getting a chance to fully recover this weekend with a quieter-than-normal entertainment schedule.
Photo: Murray Sawchuck, with co-star and wife Chloe Crawf
Murray Sawchuck astounds with close-up magic at Sin City Theater
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
Magician Murray Sawchuck is just inches from the front-row audience along the stage of Sin City Theater in Planet Hollywood when he helps his “Fantasy” dancer wife into the magic box. Chloe’s hand is the only thing left hanging.
Photo: Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Remembering Robin Williams; plus, Steve Wynn, ‘Panda!’ and Jeff Beacher
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Las Vegas:
The lists that are compiled as newspapers, magazines and TV shows look back at the year made me reflect on the sad losses of 2014. We lost many greats, but nobody funnier than comedian and movie superstar Robin Williams.
Photo: Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra during the
Second lineup is revealed for ‘ENTSpeaks’ at Inspire Theater on Feb. 2
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Downtown Las Vegas:
The success of “ENTSpeaks” led Andy Walmsley to sign up the Smith Center President Myron Martin, magician Mac King, “Fantasy” creator Anita Mann, “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” singer Nicole Kaplan, Frank Sinatra impressionist Bob Anderson and yours truly.
Photo: Comedienne, actress and co-creator of 2 Broke Girl
The pairing of Lipshtick comics and the Venetian is a social thing
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It’s funny how social media can help fill a showroom with comediennes. Ed Huckfeldt, director of entertainment marketing at the Venetian whose very surname reminds of laughing, has found the funny on Twitter ...
Photo: Comedienne, actress and co-creator of 2 Broke Girl
Pairing of Lipshtick comediennes and the Venetian is a social thing
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The Kats Report:
It’s funny how social media can help fill a showroom with comediennes. Ed Huckfeldt, director of entertainment marketing at the Venetian whose very surname reminds of laughing, has found the funny on Twitter and YouTube.
Photo: Charlie Ebersol and Britney Spears.
Strip Scribbles: Is Britney Spears engaged? Shake Shack opens; hangover cures
Monday, December 29, 2014
Las Vegas:
We get story ideas, tips and gossip rumblings in phone calls and emails, and some you simply can’t ignore. It could be a comedienne’s joke, or it could be the truth.
Photo: Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, George Shapiro, Russell
Celebrity preview: Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Lampanelli, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Bel Biv DeVoe
Friday, December 26, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a quiet weekend before the last blowout of the Old Year as the New Year gets ready to rock in, but there are still goodies to unwrap, and comedy keeps the Yuletide spirit going.
Photo: Joel McHale
Q&A: Joel McHale keeps comedy muscles in top shape
Friday, December 26, 2014
'Community' actor and TV host strengthens his stand-up with a workout at the improv gym.
Photo: Bret Michaels is flanked by Derek Stevens and Rick
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Mac King, WSOP, ‘MDQ’ and new restaurants
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Las Vegas:
Magician Mac King celebrates his 15th anniversary at Harrah’s next month, and he’s the cover star of the New Year’s edition of Magic magazine. Mac began his first two-year contract on Jan. 11, 2000.
Photo: A memorabilia display for Andrew Dice Clay is unve
Andrew Dice Clay plays Cupid during his standup at Hard Rock Hotel
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Comedy:
The thought of comedy bad boy Andrew Dice Clay making nice playing Cupid isn’t one that comes easily to mind. However, the Diceman proved everybody wrong watching his standup at Vinyl. For once, he got to be Mr. Nice Guy onstage.
Photo: The Penny Pibbets Show at Art Square Theater on Su
From sock puppets to solo stardom: Penny Pibbets, HRH of lowdown, wicked humor
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Art Square Theater:
In her new, one-woman “The Penny Pibbets Show” downtown, she has the cheapest set imaginable partly sponsored by a crowdfunding experiment, which she says enabled her to buy a bicycle to decorate with silver sparkles and a unicorn‘s horn.
Photo: The Wanted performs at The Village across from the
Strip Scribbles: The (un-)Wanted wedding? Plus, Melody Sweets’ ‘XXXMas Burlesque’
Monday, December 22, 2014
Las Vegas:
No sooner does “Absinthe’s” shock sock puppeteer go solo with her own “The Penny Pibbets Show” than The Green Fairy burlesque beauty Melody Sweets follows suit, except that the later is staying put at Caesars Palace.
Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed