Comedian Vinnie Favorito is making people laugh every Sunday night at 8 and 10 p.m. through August in the Fiesta Showroom at Harrah's in a one-man show he calls "Buckle Up!-The Vinnie Favorito Show." The show is similar in format to his ongoing shows Tuesdays through Saturdays at O'Sheas Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Tickets are $12.95; call 1-800-447-8700 or 702-298-8510.
Favorito is very Italian, wears a dark leather jacket and tops the look with slick hair. The name of his show "Buckle Up!" refers to the fact that the audience will be the main attraction and they should get ready for "a ride."
The sharp-tongued, quick-witted Favorito from Boston doesn't play favorites when it comes to who he involves in his act. And sitting in the back of the room doesn't make you immune because he will seek you out. No two shows are alike because Favorito doesn't stand on stage and just deliver jokes. Instead, he talks to everyone and adlibs because he believes the crowd is funnier. Favorito says that when he met Milton Berle at a Friar's roast he called him "Don Rickles with venom."
Favorito says there are a few subjects and issues he won't talk about like rape, AIDS, cancer, religion or politics because they would separate the room.
Favorito is also considered the best "roaster" in comedy today and is often called upon to serve as host for celebrity roasts. Unlike most comedians or roasters, Favorito doesn't have a planned script. His material comes fresh from the comments of the other participants, leaving Favorito to be the final and consummate roaster of the night. Just a few of his celebrity roasts include Stan Winston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry King and Jerry Springer.
"At the Watering Hole" free pool parties are taking place on Fridays at the Laughlin Ranch Clubhouse swimming pool from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. and you must be 21 years of age or older. The parties feature a DJ, games, complimentary snacks and massages from a demo chair. Beverages can be purchased.
The Laughlin Ranch Clubhouse is part of the entire Laughlin Ranch complex which includes the Laughlin Ranch Gold Club, the Laughlin Ranch Grill and The Spa at Laughlin Ranch. Laughlin Ranch is located at 1360 William Hardy Drive about one mile south of the Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. For information, call 1-866-684-4653.
The Avi Resort is showcasing its new lagoon pool with "Kickin' It" pool parties that are open to the public from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. each Sunday through August. Admission is free and guests must be at least 21 years of age.
Party goers will enjoy DJ music, games and challenges including Hacky Sack, water polo and nouveau chic, "Rock, Paper, Scissors," appetizers and snack foods. Specialty drinks are available for purchase.
Billy Ray Cyrus will be singing at t he Flamingo Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 5. Tickets are $19.95 and $24.95, call 1-800-435-8469.
Doug Kershaw will be bringing Cajun power to Don's Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside, July 25-30. Tickets are $26, call 1-800-227-3849, ext. 616.
Todd Luxton will be doing his tribute to Elvis at the Ramada Express, Aug. 5-9. Tickets are $19.95, call 1-800-243-6846.
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