The former space of the Mob Bar in Downtown Las Vegas at the Downtown Grand has been converted in to a 100 seat entertainment venue called The Spare Room. The space near the Art Bar will host Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania at 7pm followed by Delirious Stand Up Comedy at 9pm with shows Wednesdays through Sundays.
Tickets for the shows are $29.99 each plus the usual fees and taxes are available at downtowngrand.com/shows. The Downtown Grand is a a block off the Fremont Street Experience so not every visitor to Downtown Las Vegas walks over to the resort which is a shame because its a nice property; Hopefully the new entertainment venue brings more people to the resort as well as very good nearby restaurants.
It looks like the four month run of the The Naked Magicians at Brad Garett’s Comedy Club at the MGM Grand is over with website VegasChanges.com even reporting the two Australian performers have gone their separate ways.
According to the website one of the magicians has returned to Australia with other remaining in Las Vegas to join a variety show which is in development. Hopefully the show didn’t close for financial reasons it would be bad if they lost their shirt along with the rest of their clothes. Sorry i had to get a couple of puns in the story but those are just the bare facts.
Jimmy Kimmel the late night talk show host has announced he is opening a Las Vegas comedy club with a planned opening of next spring. The 300 seat club is planned for the Linq Promenade with nightly shows as well as appearances by Jimmy Kimmel when he has time away from his ABC show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Jimmy Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas and went to school at Clark High and attended UNLV so its great to see a local do well.
Comedian Rita Rudner has long been a Las Vegas Strip favorite including a long run at New York New York and a residency more recently at Harrah’s. After a stop in the Phoenix area Rita Rudner returns to Las Vegas with a date on October 16th for a show that’s part of the Comedy Rock series at the Red Rock resort. A second date on October 17th has also been added with prices half the cost of her Strip appearances with tickets priced at $25 and $35 plus the usual fees and taxes so a good deal if you are a fan of her comedy. The Red Rock resort is worth visiting as it’s beautiful but the best way to visit it is by car as it’s located in Summerlin at the edge of the Las Vegas valley on Charleston Boulevard. For more information about the shows contact the Red Rock box office or Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.
The Venetian over recent times has done well with its lineup of top female comedians which it brands now under the Lipshtick name with many visitors raving over some of the top names that they have seen perform. The upcoming lineup includes the extremely popular Whitney Cummings May 22nd and 23rd followed by Loni Love on May 30th and then Roseanne Barr on June 6th and then the Queen of put down comedians Lisa Lampanelli on June 13th. If you haven’t seen one of these comedians before you might want to check out a video before you decide to go as their shows can be a bit raunchy at times. Ticket prices start at $49.50 and go to about $120 plus the usual taxes and fees, check out the Venetian website for more information for each show and to order tickets.
After playing the Orleans for several years comedian and host of Real Time on HBO Bill Maher has moved his fairly regular stand up show to the Pearl Theater at Palms. Bill Maher’s next appearance in Las Vegas is scheduled for later this month for Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd with both shows at 8pm. If you want to check out the show there is still tickets available for both nights although not the less expensive seats they are in the premium section right front of the stage at $94.60 each plus fees. If you are interested in getting tickets check out ticketmaster.com, palmspearl.com or contact the Palms box office at (702) 944-3200.
In the above video comedian Sebastian Maniscalco shows you some of his stand up act and, if you think his act is worth checking you can catch him this Memorial Day at the Venetian in the Sands Showroom. (Video Courtesy Of The Venetian)