Laughter Is The Best Medicine
June 27-July 3, 2002 ARCHIVES
"Laughter Is The Best Medicine" Covers The Vegas Comedy Scene Weekly


by Florence Troutman
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Laughter can be found all over Las Vegas. In production shows, comedy clubs, and main showrooms, you can find all the comedy you can stand! The powers that be, in the resort business, know that tourists and locals alike need a laugh and a break from the glitz of the Las Vegas strip as well as everyday life. Afternoons, evenings or late night, there is comedy whenever you need a laugh!

"The Mac King Comedy Magic Show" is one of the best afternoon shows on the strip. A former featured comedy act in "Spellbound," the Dick Foster production that resided at Harrahs Las Vegas for many years, King has set up shop with his one-man-show to the delight of audiences of all ages. King performs Tuesday through Saturday at 1 and 3 pm.

Emmy nominated comedian Wayne Brady, star of the hit sitcom "The Wayne Brady Show" is appearing at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort, July 5 and 6, at 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Brady is one of the funniest comics on television today. His improvisational antics paired with his ability to impersonate just about everyone and everything has won him legions of fans on "Whose Line is it Anyway?" on ABC and has offered him the opportunity to have his own talk show which will launch this fall.

The Comedy Stop at the Tropicana has the wild and crazy Billy Elmer for the week. As long as there is no physical violence, audience participation is welcomed by Elmer, aka "Mr. Rude," an attack comic by nature. His ad-libs toward hecklers arrive like a machine gun and in a tone that bears no mercy! Elmer has been practicing his "sick comedy you can dance to!" since 1979. Joining him, for the week are fellow comedy headliners Jim Lauletta and Glen Jensen. Shows are at 8:00 (non-smoking) and 10:30 p.m., nightly.

Andrew "Dice" Clay, the "bad boy" of comedy is at the Stardust Resort & Casino July 3 through 6 at 8:00 p.m. "Dice" has been called "the King of Political Incorrectness" and rightly so. He takes on the guise of a streetwise big city tough-guy as he delivers his outrageous monologues peppered with words guaranteed to challenge the tolerance levels of censors everywhere! This is a very funny man who found a hook that set him apart from most other comedians.

The newest Las Vegas headliner "Ginger" made her debut at the Tropicana Resort & Casino when she challenged comedienne Phyllis Diller to a game of tic-tac-toe. The divine diva of Xs and Os won and continues to win each time she goes head-to-head with someone who is sure they can beat a live chicken! Talk about COMEDY!

Henry Prego (as Frank), Luis Valez (as Sammy), Rick Michel (as Dean) and Sandy Hackett (as Joey Bishop) make up the cast of the new show "The Tribute" at the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino. A 12 piece live band backs the carbon copy voices of these talented people who take you back 30 years to the Copa Room at the Sands. The highlight of the show is the fun the cast seems to be having on stage with their jokes on each other and their continuous banter. Stacey Nichol (as Marilyn) singles out a gentleman to sing to and play with to the delight of everyone especially the gentleman. Hackett, an excellent comedian in his own right, is perfect as Bishop and surprises everyone who knows him when he actually sings.

Don't forget to keep on laughing, because LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE for all that ails us!

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