What’s special about Vegas is that you never leave without having the grandest of times. Sure, they may not have invented the term “fun” but they sure did perfect it. What better way to have fun than to laugh it all out?
Humour has been known to be a remedy to stress, a very help to relieve some pressure off our backs. If you’re in the Sin City anytime soon, then be sure to hit up the Las Vegas comedy shows; they have been renowned to be the funniest in the world.
Dubbed as the entertainment capital world, Las Vegas appreciates and promotes true talent by planting opportunities for them to run their own shows in the city. Lucky for us, this involves some of the funniest stand-up comedians of all time. Today, the Sin City hosts countless touring comedians. How does one navigate through the endless list to find the perfect one? While it’s impossible to go wrong with either of these comedians, here are the best comedy shows in Las Vegas that you simply cannot miss.
1. Menopause The Musical
$50 - $100
Part-take in this hilarious journey of a musical that intertwines comedy with real-life experiences, and speaks heaps for the woman population all over the world. “Come join our sisterhood!” Whether experiencing menopause, or just craving some original humour, this show is a must-see for women, everywhere.
About The Show
Menopause the musical makes “the change” that women go through, a fun and hilarious celebration by involving singing and dancing comedy. Set in a department store, these four women seem to have nothing in common at first, except for a black lace bra on sale. What makes them so endearing is how they embrace their shortcomings: their mood swings, wrinkles, night-sweats and chocolate binges. Witness a true sisterhood form as they realize that the silent passage that was menopause is perfectly normal!
Find yourself cheering and dancing in the aisles along with these talented stars, as they set to tunes from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Side note: Men love this musical too: it is an uproarious production that help the male audience to understand this timeline in their wives’, mothers’, or sisters’ lives.
Chicagocritic’s Leslie Fischer exclaimed, “bring the waterproof mascara because you’ll laugh so hard, you’ll cry! With humor and compassion, writer, producer, and lyricist Jeanie Linders has captured the experiences of every woman in her 40s and 50s.”
2. Penn and Teller - Magical Comedy
The Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas show is an amalgam of magic tricks with comedy, intertwining the hat-trick with a dash of humor, one might say. This dynamic duo has been touring the country for over 21 years, after becoming a major hit on Broadway.
About The Show
The Los Angeles Times declared it as the “Single Best Show in Vegas”, and they are recipients of an Obie, Emmy and the Writer’s Guild Award. Here’s where it gets interesting: they are also known as the bad boys of magic, for revealing some secrets to their tricks. Even so, they leave the audience bewildered with excitement. They also have a reputation of being a tad bit political (whoever heard of political magic shows?) Tip: Get a seat closer to the stage if you wish to see how the magic tricks are done.
Nothing beats the stunning ambience: the luxurious and capacious theatre is simply breath-taking, with mezzanine and balcony seats waiting for you. Decked with its high ceilings, there’s no doubt that this theatre extends more than just a contemporary appeal. Ensure to stick around post-show because Penn & Teller love their fans, and hold meet-and-greet sessions after the show.
3. Jeff Civillico: Comedy in Action
Coined as having one of the best entertainment values on The Strip, Jeff Civillico’s show is in every way humorously pleasing. Interlacing physical comedy with action-packed stunts, the energy on the stage is more than evident.
About The Show
“Comedy in Action” is ideal for family-audiences with tasteful interaction and an enormous amount of energy. This afternoon show has something in store for all age groups. Civillico’s sardonic wit is complemented by his magnetic persona and a contagious smile; he leaves the crowd astounded. From juggling bowling balls to fire, this entertainer is sure to leave you clutching your gut from uncontrollable laughter.
Jeff Civillico’s Comedy in Action has been voted as the Best Family Attraction in the year of 2015, the Best Bargain Show in the year of 2014, and was named as one of the “Top Ten Things to Do in Las Vegas” by Total Vegas Guide. Ensure to part-take in this afternoon of clean comedy delight, that brings with it a distinct experience each time. Be sure not to miss him at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel (located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip) and promote this rising star. Several have regarded this show as funny as a great comedy movie- days later, you’ll still be laughing.
4. Mac King Comedy Show
Declared as the “magician of the year” by Magic Castle and having broken a Guinness World Record, for over a decade now Mac King has been regarded as one of the top 5 Las Vegas magic shows. Nothing quite beats his corny sense of humour and simply mesmerizing illusions. His unorthodox showmanship combined with delightful Southern charm often leaves the theatre echoing with exploding laughter.
About The Show
Fifteen years of being in the biz, and he still manages to leave his spectators spell-bound. His mind-bending illusions that defy gravity is of particularly elevated taste. Hosting his show at Harrah’s, in a traditional Vegas-styled showroom, Mac King makes use of quirky humor, astonishing prestidigitation, and visual gags. He is best known for his magnetic personality, apart from original magical creations. King claims that finding his own flair in magic has been his lifelong mantra, and I’d say he has: his obsolete attire of a plaid suit and trivial stage persona is one of a kind.
Don’t be fooled by his appearance; his charisma is every bit as important as his illusions. He is known to be adored for his goofy behaviour. His repertoire further involves shadow puppets, rope tricks and live animals (like goldfish, worms, and Colonel Sanders, his guinea pig).
5. Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Find yourself having the time of your life as you witness the one and only Brad Garrett perform with numerous other stand-up comedians. Garrett ensures that his performance is one-of-a-kind; he doesn’t just perform anywhere, but at the Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club itself, located in the underground of MGM Grand.
About The Show
We all know this star from Everybody Loves Raymond, but Garrett is so much more than that; returning to his Vegas roots back in the ‘80s, Garrett and his comedy club really hit it off as an opening act with some hot-shots like Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr. Talk about making a grand entrance, am I right?
With more than 25 years titled as one of the best shows on the Las Vegas trip, you’re guaranteed more than just a 90-minute timespan of hysterical giggling. His most famous move involves bringing in frequent guest appearances, so if you’re into surprises, don’t miss it!
6. Carrot Top
$51 - $100
Shaping up a niche as one of the greatest stand-up comedians, Carrot Top stuns audiences night after night without failing. His performance smoothly blends in props with a light shower of stand-up that is sure to drag out some hard laughs.
About The Show
Starting off at open-mic night performances at college, he has definitely come a long way; his skills to impress vast audiences know no bounds as he brings in new varieties of his “inventions” and making jokes. But that’s not even what’s best about him; his astoundingly bright hair, captivating voice, and tie-dyed shirts are sure to have you falling in love with the absurdity of it all.
Maybe because of how unpredictable it is; there’s no telling what mad contraption he may pull out next, but his inventions can be trusted. They are mere extensions of his convivial personality. While his aesthetics make a bold statement in itself, most people adore him for his energetic stage presence and gripping personality. Be sure to set aside 90 minutes of your time to part-take in this unique experience at the Atrium Theatre, Luxor Las Vegas.
7. Terry Fator
$51 - $100
Responsible for having captured the funny bones of many, Terry Fator is truly one-of-a-kind. Having been on the Las Vegas Strip for years now, there’s nothing quite like the “Voice of Entertainment”.
About The Show
A live band aids Fator’s breath-taking performances that involve 90 minutes of a fun-packed amalgam: singing, stand-up comedy and indisputable celebrity impressions. Even though regarded as an illusionist, Fator does not perform any magic tricks. Instead, he makes the audiences roar with his uplifting singing impressions: whether he’s impersonating Elvis or Cher, rest assured you’re leaving the theatre clutching your stomach from laughing too hard. What’s most bone-chilling about it all is that he does this with minimal lip movements (which may have something to do with him being a puppeteer), which is why theatrical hand gestures are a given.
Add to this his beyond remarkable vocal range, as he mimics duets by famous singers like Etta James, Garth Brooks and Louis Armstrong. By extending a plethora of endless comedy, puppet props, and some of the best musical impressions you’ve ever heard of, Terry Fator is a legend of our time. Be sure to catch his show at the Terry Fator Theatre.