Las Vegas is one of the top three entertainment districts in America, so, uh, yeah, it has comedy. From newbie performers to comedy legends, everybody hits the Strip at least once, and if the city approves, then they stay longer. Bad comedy is one of the most agonizing experiences to sit through, but luckily, with these Vegas mainstays, that won’t be necessary.
Comedy careers are made or destroyed on the Laugh Factory stage. A brother of the infamous Sunset Boulevard location, the Las Vegas Laugh Factory hosts some of the bigger names in the business (and definitely some of the smaller names). This 18-plus club is located on the Mezzanine level of the recently renovated Tropicana Paradise Tower and has a show every night. The bar is stocked, the entertainment is solid and the laughs are sidesplitting.
Bonkerz is another huge name on the comedy circuit. With locations all over the country from Chicago to Dubuque, and now at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Bonkerz is driving America straight-up bonkers! International mega-stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy and Carrot Top have each graced their stage.
From HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime to the Vegas stage, The LA Comedy Club, located in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, is a destination for touring comedians and visitors who are looking for a fun and inexpensive night of laughter. Paying per drink is a ludicrous idea when they offer a $25 all-you-can-drink wristband.
They’re joking a lot but they’re not joking with the title "Aces of Comedy" – their performers are some of the biggest names in the business: Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Lewis Black, the inimitable Jim Gaffigan, Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin are just a few off their heavy-hitting roster. At the Mirage, with ticket prices that aren’t even astronomical, visitors don’t have to take a chance on their comedy.
Consistently voted Las Vegas’ best comedy club, the Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s showcases seasoned pros and rising stars. A small intimate club that has hosted legends like Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey, the Improv Comedy Club entertains with its diverse range of comedy and performers and totally unpredictable material, every night is a different experience.