We recently shared some entertainment returning to Las Vegas. As previously mentioned live shows and events are being announced almost every day. Even though we shared the reopening of a few comedy clubs, there was no mention of one of the most popular comedy series in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts recently announced that Aces of Comedy will be returning to The Mirage this summer.
Aces of Comedy stands out from the pack because well-known standups and actors perform at the series every year. Some of the names you might know include Tiffany Haddish, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Spade, Iliza Shlesinger, Daniel Tosh and Ron White, Jay Leno and Tim Allen. Plenty more have graced the stage at the 1,257 seat Theater inside of The Mirage over the years.
MGM Resorts usually makes a major announcement for Aces of Comedy with the biggest names that will perform throughout the year. Things are a bit different in 2021 and only comedians performing in July have been announced. Expect to hear more names as Las Vegas continues to return to some kind of normalcy.
Aces Of Comedy 2021
The Aces of Comedy performers in July should all be familiar names. Each has performed at The Mirage before. All of these comedians have a career beyond standup comedy. My favorite comedian of the July performers happens to be the first Ace coming to The Mirage.
Tom Segura (July 2, 3)
Actor/Comedian/Writer/Podcast Host Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in comedy. He is best known for his Netflix specials “Ball Hog” (2020), “Disgraceful” (2018), “Mostly Stories” (2016) and “Completely Normal” (2014). Each is better than the one before.
Paste Magazine accurately describes him as “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.”
Chelsea Handler (July 10)
Chelsea Handler is known for her talk shows, best-selling books, and, of course, stand-up comedy. She’s probably most famous for her TV shows. Following a seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched “Chelsea,” a Netflix talk show, in May 2016.
She’s moved to other things since the Netflix show ended. In April 2019, Handler released her sixth book and first memoir, “Life Will Be the Death of Me.” The book debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best-Seller List. Handler’s previous best-selling books include “My Horizontal Life” (2005), “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” (2008), “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” (2010), “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me” (2011) and “Uganda Be Killing Me” (2014).
Bill Mahar (July 16, 17)
Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television for more than 25 years. His first show was “Politically Incorrect” (1993 – 2002). For the last 19 years, he’s been the main protagonist on HBO’s “Real Time.” Maher’s comedic prowess has garnered him 41 Emmy nominations.
Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979. He currently performs at least 50 dates annually in Las Vegas and in sold-out theaters across the country. Four of his 11 stand-up specials for HBO – “Bill Maher: Live from DC” (2014), “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong” (2010), “The Decider” (2007) and “I’m Swiss” (2005) – were nominated for Emmy Awards.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (July 23, 24)
Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians. He’s performed to sold-out crowds all around the world. He also is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over half a billion views.
In 2018, Iglesias was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels. In addition to his comedy series, Mr. Iglesias, Fluffy signed a deal with Netflix to release his next two stand-up comedy specials. The first titled “One Show Fits All” was released in 2019. He’ll tape another special for the streaming service in 2021.
Jim Jeffries (July 30, 31)
Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation. He’s been entertaining audiences around the world with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jeffries was recently honored as Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just for Laughs Festival.
Like most of the other performers at Aces Of Comedy, he has comedy specials streaming on Netflix including “Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now,” “Freedumb” and “Jim Jefferies: Bare.”
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.