Las Vegas has it all when it comes to fun and entertainment. If you’re the gambling type, then you have every opportunity to press your luck you could possibly imagine at your fingertips. If you love the excitement of live music, then look no further – many major artists have residencies at Vegas venues, including Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, and more.
The entertainment goes far beyond concerts and casinos. You can watch soccer, football, boxing, UFC, or Cirque du Soleil. You can also spend your time in nightclubs and fantastic restaurants.
But maybe you’re looking for a different type of entertainment, one that will have you crying laughing before the curtain falls. Whether you’re a long-time comedy fan or you’ve never seen a live comedy show before, you’re in luck. There are plenty of comedy shows throughout Vegas to choose from.
Whether you’ve followed stand-up comedy for years or you’ve never been to a live show in your life, Vegas has a comedy show that you can enjoy. If you need to laugh away your gambling blues or you just need a laugh, you can’t go wrong with one of these five!
Scott Thompson, better known by his stage name Carrot Top, has been an active comedian since 1989. Decades of experience have given him the knowledge and skills he needs to run one of the best comedy shows in Vegas, which is why he’s at the top of this list. It’s also why he headlines at the Luxor Hotel.
On stage, Carrot Top often pulls a prop from his prop trunk, releases a hilarious one-liner, and then tosses the prop away. He has described himself as a combination of George Carlin, Steven Wright, and Gallagher, who were each known for their use of observational humor, dark comedy, and props, respectively. If you like prop comedy, don’t leave Vegas without seeing what Carrot Top has in his trunk.
Are you amazed when a ventriloquist can make it seem like a dummy is speaking? How about when they make it seem like a dummy is singing? Terry Fator is Vegas’ master of ventriloquism, and his comedy show revolves around his incredible talent. He also happened to win the second season of America’s Got Talent.
Terry can impersonate more than 200 unique celebrity voices, including Justin Timberlake, Karen Carpenter, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, and many, many more. If that’s not impressive enough, he headlined a record run at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas for more than a decade – that’s a long time to keep audiences entertained!
Now you can see Terry at the New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Book your tickets early! It’s also important to know that, even though the performance is all about ventriloquism, this is not a kid-friendly show.
Piff the Magic Dragon
Terry Fator isn’t the only contestant from America’s Got Talent to find success in Vegas. Piff the Magic Dragon delivers a magic show that also features plenty of comedy–and it is definitely not kid-friendly.
Piff uses magic, self-deprecating humor, and his dry British wit to keep his audiences laughing. His dog, Mr. Piffles, is the world’s only magic chihuahua and plays an important role in his show. While Piff didn’t win America’s Got Talent, his success on TV has led him to an impressive career on the stage. You can see Piff the Magic Dragon in the Flamingo Showroom in Vegas.
Here’s another comedian-magician double act that will keep you on the edge of your seat with both awe and laughter. There’s one important way that Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic Show is different from all the previous acts on this list: His show is one that you should bring the kids to see!
At Nathan Burton’s show, the whole family will be amazed by the quick succession of large-scale illusions. You’ll also enjoy this America’s Got Talent contestant’s sense of humor with your kids. While the price tag is pretty steep (ticket prices start at $100), if you want to give your kids the experience of seeing a Vegas show, this is a great way to do it!
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
At the MGM Grand Las Vegas you’ll find Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. And yes, that is the same Brad Garrett who co-starred for many years on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club isn’t one recurring comedy show like the rest on this list. This traditional comedy club features a variety of comics including Rocky Laporte, Debi Gutierrez, Rich Vos, Quinn Dahle, and many other nationally-renowned comedians.
When we say this comedy club is traditionally styled, we mean it. Brad Garrett wanted his comedy club to capture the style of a 1920s New York speakeasy: warm, intimate, and classy. His venue does just that and provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to Vegas to enjoy some of the country’s best comics in style.