Wynn Las Vegas has a new website and has taken to booking new types of entertainment. Wynn has been dabbling in limited engagement concerts for a few years now. They have more than ever this year. Now they’re tackling the world of standup comedy with a slew of shows added recently.
Aces of Comedy at The Mirage has been the home to big-name mainstream standup comedy for years. Wynn doesn’t have the same quantity of comedians appearing at the Encore Theater but they have plenty of popular comedians appearing this spring and summer.
Comedy at Wynn Las Vegas
Not only is Wynn playing host to many comedy shows but they have a wide variety of entertainers that offer something for different crowds.
- Chris Tucker: One Night at Wynn – April 6 (2 shows)
- Seth Meyers – May 4 (2 shows)
- Jim Gaffigan: One Night Only – May 18 (2 shows)
- Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour – May 25 (4 shows)
- Jo Koy: A Comedian Breaking the Mold – May 31 – June 2 (3 shows)
- Ali Wong – Aug. 31- Sept. 1 (2 shows)
Seth Myers isn’t a nationally touring comedian like the others performing at Wynn. In fact, these performances will make the first time he’s performed at Wynn Las Vegas.
The other comedians are no strangers to Las Vegas. Both Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco have previously performed at Caesars Palace. Jo Koy has been an unofficial resident comedian at Treasure Island. He was my first interview when I moved to Las Vegas. Ali Wong previously made her tour stops at MGM Grand.
XS at Wynn (it’s actually closer to Encore) is also now the Las Vegas home for Drake. You can find more information on the comedy shows, limited engagement concerts, and other entertainment at the new Wynn Las Vegas website.
Standup Comedy In Las Vegas
Standup comedy in Las Vegas has its ups and downs. Sometimes it seems like good standup is hard to find in Las Vegas. There are other times when it almost feels like there’s too much standup comedy around town.
Jimmy Kimmel will bring his late-night talk show to Planet Hollywood in April. Later this year, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will open at The Linq. The new club will be open daily and hold up to 300 guests.
Last year, New York’s Comedy Cellar opened its first Las Vegas club at the Rio. The comedy club hosts multiple shows each week with local and nationally touring comedians. Much like the New York location, the Las Vegas club has even had a few big names drop in for surprise sets.
There are plenty of other places in Las Vegas to catch standup comedy:
- Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club (MGM Grand)
- Jokesters (The D)
- LA Comedy Club (Stratosphere)
- Las Vegas Live Comedy Club (Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood)
- Laugh Factory (Tropicana)
National comedy tours still visit Las Vegas. You can find those shows at the general event listings for your favorite venue.
There are some traditional Las Vegas shows that are funny but not standup comedy. Absinthe at Caesars Palace and Piff the Magic Dragon at Flamingo are just a couple of the most popular shows that are very funny.
You can find afternoon fun for the whole family at Paris Las Vegas where Jeff Civillico just extended his show.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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