Las Vegas history gets more lively thanks to a couple of beverages

Between the dozens of conversations held Saturday night inside Atomic Alcohols in downtown Las Vegas, some local tales about the city’s qualities were recorded for an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central reveal “Drunk History.”

The comedy series consists of historic stories about American cities or styles recounted by inebriated writers. Previous episode subjects include Chicago, the Wild West and Hawaii.

The 30-minute episodes are comprised of a trio of accounts from 3 drunk storytellers. In between each tale, residents are showcased extoling their city at a popular spot.

That is exactly what brought the show’s creator and manufacturer, Derek Waters, to Atomic on Fremont Street with the program showing up on its third season. He explained that it took long to include Las Vegas since discovering the right stories about the city was tough, offered its age.

“We just look at Vegas in one way, and this will certainly teach you that Vegas (wasn’t) always the Vegas that we understand,” the 35-year-old described. “It was obviously a desert, however how did it end up being Vegas? I do not think a lot of people know how it became exactly what it is now.”

Third-generation Las Vegas resident Sean Jones has seen the location modification for decades. He stated he practically matured in the city’s movie theaters considering that there was little else to do among the desert’s gambling establishments as a teen.

He likewise stated the city is special because of its certain resources.

“I know a great deal of professors and art people that come here because they can consume 1 Day,” he said. “In a lot of places, you can’t smoke or wager.”

James Auge, who matured as a Military brat, lastly settled in Nevada and has been residing in Las Vegas for 5 years. He values the area’s range.

“Everything you would want to do, you can do in Vegas,” he said. “If you want to be in the middle of nowhere … go out 10 miles and you’re in the middle of no place. If you wish to be in the middle of everything, Vegas constantly has something going on.”

Kent Johns, owner of Atomic Alcohols, has been a fan of the show given that its production as an Internet series on the comedy video site Funny or Die in 2007. He was grateful to host the “Drunk History” team, seeing it as a method of keeping the initial Vegas scene alive.

“We’re excited. Hollywood and Vegas have always had a great marriage,” he stated. “Now that the Strip has type of become such a big business group, we’re bringing it back downtown.”

The show’s third period is set to air Sept. 1 on Comedy Central and will certainly feature Dennis Quaid and Sam Rockwell to name a few stars.

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