For most of July at Harrah's, laugh makers will be taking center stage. Comedy presenters will be Kivi Rogers and Tess Drake July 12-16; and Todd Glass and Daniel Kinno July 19-23. Shows are at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays. Tickets are $15.95, $20.95 and $25.95.
After earning his degree, Kivi Rogers got a job where his co-workers coaxed him into entering a comedy competition that he won. Since then, Rogers has made guest appearances on many television programs including; The West Wing, Dharma and Greg, Home Improvement, and Everybody Loves Raymond. He also appeared in the feature film Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino.
Rogers showcased at the prestigious HBO / Aspen Comedy Arts Festival after which he landed a development deal with Castle Rock Entertainment to star in his own sitcom. Rogers also performed on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In 2007, Rogers was selected to be a member of the CleanGuys of Comedy, an ensemble group led by Dave Coulier (Full House), which is scheduled to perform a nationwide theatre tour in 2008. CleanGuys is stand up comedy for the entire family.
The River Palms Comedy Room continues with a laughter theme weekly brought on by the antics of three different nationally-known comics.or more national venues with appearances on HBO specials, Comedy Central, Premium Blend, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, and more. Eric Lyden, Rob Sherwood and Bert Eaton will headline July 15-19. Tickets are $17.95 and $22.95, call 866-448-7849.
Eric Lyden's sarcastic and self-deprecating style of comedy celebrates the life and struggles of the working class hero. After dropping out of community college and failing to get promoted at Sears, he pursued stand-up comedy--the only career that actually encouraged his philosophy of "life is way too hard." Making his lower-middle-class existence and lack of success the focal point of his comedy, Lyden gives his audiences someone they can both laugh with and relate to.
Lyden made his national television debut on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His appearance generated so much positive feedback from his family and friends who were paid to call the show that he was invited to come back. Lyden also made his commercial debut with an advertisement for the History Channel's Mega Movers show that was immediately cancelled.
Now living and performing in New York City, Lyden works the circuit of well-known New York City clubs including Carolines on Broadway, Stand-Up NY, and Gotham Comedy Club.
Nationally known comedian Rob Sherwood is the host of Coast to Coast From Las Vegas, a new three-hour Saturday Night radio show heard in 75 markets. For a decade, Sherwood has continually climbed the comedy ladder to become a nationally known comedian. Now a regular on the comedy club scene, when he's not opening for Carrot Top at the Luxor, Sherwood is hosting his weekly radio show.
The next Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party dance dates are July 19, Aug. 9 and Sept. 6. These parties take place on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 928-754-2097 or 702-298-2535, ext. 5708.
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