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Stand Up Comics ?

Perth
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Stand Up Comics ?

Does Vegas get visits/tours from the nation's top stand up comics ?

Or is it only local ones ?

How good are the local stand up comics and where can u see them ?

Irvine, California
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1. Re: Stand Up Comics ?

You will get major names passing through for one off shows. Permanent stand up shows include Rita Rudner, Carrot Top and Vinnie Favorito. If you go to vegas.com you can read reviews of their shows.

http://www.vegas.com/shows/

There's also the comedy clubs which are often a great value way of spending a couple of hours. The best known are Comedy Stop at Tropicana (my favorite), The Improv at Harrah's and a club at the Riviera. Of course any of these is only as good as the acts appearing on a given night.

Los Gatos...
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2. Re: Stand Up Comics ?

Rita Rudner had me laughing until I cried.

Here's a review on Vegas.com:

shop.vegas.com/shows/showtimes2.jsp…

The County Morgue
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Hi, Justt got out.

I'm here to help.

Nevada
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Agree with Comedy Stop at the Trop. Great value for the money! They usually have 3 comedians for each show and I've only seen one comedian there that wasn't funny. I try to stop by there everytime I'm in town.

There is also Bobby Slayton, who signed a long term deal at Hooters Hotel/Casino. I've seen him several times here in Reno and Lake Tahoe and he never disappoints. A little on the wild side, but verrrry funny!

New England
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I've seen ads for Jerry Seinfield, Jay Leno, Ray Romano, and several others both at the Mirage and Caesers......so, I would answer yes, to the top stand up comic question.

Once you decide when you are going to visit, you can search the dates on many of the Las Vegas sites. Then you will know who is there, and at what hotel.

And, I would also say that just about any act playing in Las Vegas has to be good, there is just too much competition out there.

Austin, Texas
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Sarah Silverman was there on a 2 day engagement during Labor Day weekend.

Henderson, Nevada
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Oh yes, Bobby Slayton "the pitbull of comedy". Vinny Favorita at O'Shea's is also a good show or at least was when we caught his act. He isn't for anyone easily offended though.

I have seen touring name comics at Harrah's, and at the Riv comedy clubs. There is a new club at Palace Station called La Comedy Club and another new place called Keepin It Funny. I can remember the hotel/casino where it has opened. I'll check it out and added it later if someone else hasn't added it's location.

The bigger names cost bigger bucks the comedy clubs are low cost. I have seen George Carlin, Dennis Miller, Brad Garrett, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel, Jay Leno and others but be prepared to spend a better part of $100 or more for the bigger names. You see the bigger names in show rooms and not the comedy clubs.

Henderson, Nevada
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Keep it Funny is an afternoon comedy magic show and only a comedy club atmosphere not a true comedy club. It is apparently a one man show and no touring acts. Mandalay Bay. They have food service too.

Never been, just read a review and noticed the ad when I was last in LV.

Perth
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9. Re: Stand Up Comics ?

is Steven Wright still on the stand up circuit ?

Henderson, Nevada
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10. Re: Stand Up Comics ?

I have seen him play The Orleans.