On the funny beat: Kevin Hart looms large at Cosmopolitan; Rocks Lounge grabs laughs; Bonkerz goes long at the Sayers Club


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Kevin Hart commemorates his 32nd birthday at Gallery Bar in World Hollywood on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

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Kevin Hart’s 32nd Birthday at Gallery
Kevin Hart celebrates his 32nd birthday at Gallery Nightclub in Planet Hollywood on Thursday, July 5, 2012.Launch slideshow “

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Fuel coffee shop at the Hard Rock Hotel, where the house entertainment center is playing video and audio of Bob Marley & & The Wailers in performance, “I Shot the Sheriff” the selected number.

Opening this weekend is the brand-new Center Bar, which has been under construction behind tall wooden panels given that June 29– a bow-down to the crew at the Acid rock for finishing this job a day prior to the revealed conclusion date. The weekend here will be wrapped around the new-and-improved round bar.

And down the hall an area is Vinyl, where last Saturday Michael Grimm performed and where “Mondays Dark” is held as soon as a month. The space is a strong comedy venue, too, with Andrew Dice Clay’s next looks in his residency arranged from Sept. 25-27.

We point out the Dice Guy as much of this column near the Center Bar centers on the amusing. Put your hands together for this lineup …

– Kevin Hart, headlining Saturday night’s “Kevin Hart & & Buddies Funny All-Stars” lineup at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, has become a force on the standup and comic-acting front.

Hart is hosting back-to-back programs at 7 and 10:30 p.m., with tickets beginning at $50. He got big rapidly and just recently, similar to how Amy Schumer has actually vaulted to fame from her days as a club comic (she headlined at the Riviera not so long ago).

Improved by his 2011 CD, tour and documentary tour, all entitled “Make fun of My Pain,” and his current roles in “About Last Night,” “Think Like a Man” and “The Wedding Ringer” (and in the reality-TV series “Actual Spouses of Hollywood”), Hart has actually ended up being a bankable act. He likewise is hosting exactly what’s billed as “Hartbeat Weekend,” supporting Drake’s sold-out show at Boulevard Pool at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Hart is not to be underestimated: At 5-feet-4 inches, he has two times been named MVP of the NBA All-Star Celeb Game, in 2012 and 2013.

– Rocks Lounge is broadening its entertainment lineup for a yet-to-be-named funny series (Chuckles Behind the Glass?) starting in October. Opening is Mark Curry at 8 p.m. Oct. 17, followed by Orny Adams on Nov. 21 and Hal Stimulates on Jan. 23.

Truly funny people, all, and Triggers and I shared a remarkable episode at the old Shimmer Cabaret in the previous Las Vegas Hilton a couple of years back (hashtag-poke). Perhaps do an online search to bear in mind that occasion. … Anyhow, tickets are $25 to $35, and Curry’s program goes on sale Sept. 11.

Beyond funny– and Rocks Lounge is understood for a lot more than the amusing– the location is opting for a rotating collection of acts, as David Perrico and Pop Strings have actually dropped their Saturday night shows.

Cornwell, the band fronted by longtime Las Vegas singer/songwriter/musician Jeremy Cornwell, opens Sept. 12. On Sept. 19, its Empire Records; Sept. 26 The New Retros (excellent name, that). All those bands play a mix of modern dance music and, a minimum of in Cornwell’s case, originals.

In October, the lineup moves to a constant series: With Cornwell the first Saturday of monthly, followed by The Jone$, Empire Records and The New Retros. Doors are at 10 p.m., reveals 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., and there is no cover. We’ll offer the brand-new approach a spin, even if it means taking the dance floor …

– Bonkerz Funny Club has actually extended its stay at the Sayers Club in SLS Las Vegas. Originally arranged through Labor Day Weekend, the series now moves through the end of September. Ending his run Saturday is Steve McInnelly. Jodi White headlines Sept. 10-12, followed by Bobby Wayne Sept. 17-19 and Mia Jackson Sept. 24-26. Reveals are 7 p.m., and tickets are $10.

2013 Brad Garrett Maximum Hope Charity Poker Tournament
Brad Garrett's 2013 Maximum Hope Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in MGM Grand.Introduce slideshow “

Jason Alexander at Brad Garrett’s Funny Club
Jason Alexander makes a surprise appearance at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in MGM Grand on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.Introduce slideshow “

– A fast goose for Brad Garrett (something he requires more of, from what I comprehend) as his Maximum Hope Celebrity Poker Competition is set for Sept. 19 at MGM Grand outdoors area between the entrances of Ka Theater and Wolfgang Puck Bar & & Grill (the buy-in is $250; rebuys and add-ons are $100; and the grand reward is $10,000).

Garrett raised more than $100,000 in last year’s occasion. Optimum Hope Structure is called for Garrett’s kids, Max and Hope, and offers cash and assistance for requirements of families taking care of children with life-limiting illnesses.

Garrett still appears regular monthly as host at his self-named comedy club in the resort’s Underground promenade. He is especially fired up about Season 2 of the FX series “Fargo,” which premieres Oct. 12. He’s a member of a high-powered cast that includes Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Wilson. Garrett has a future with this TV-acting thing …

– Funny has not been so common at Westgate’s International Theater (though there was a Steampunk program that played for about 4 shows there a couple of years ago that was accidentally humorous).

But a correct funny production, “Heavyweights of Comedy,” is set for the theater at 10 p.m. Sept. 11. The program stars Earthquake (Nathan Stroman, who has actually appeared in the movie “Clerks 2,” the Chris Rock TELEVISION series “Everybody Dislikes Chris” and HBO unique “One Night Stand”) supported by Capone, Red Grand and Aida Rodriguez.

Capone is a club and college-tour veterinarian. Grant is well-known for his appearances at Apollo Theater for HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and was showcased in the film “American Hustle.” Rodriguez was a participant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This is a one-off program; tickets are $55 and on sale now at the Westgate box office.

So, as we state, get on it.

Red Rock Gambling establishment Resort Medical spa

Situated at the entrance to Red Rock Canyon and minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Gambling establishment, Resort & & Spa provides first-class luxury in a modern home, built in 2006.

The gambling establishment includes features 3,000 slot and video poker devices, 60 table games consisting of blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, live roulette, a 206-seat Race and Sports Book with a 96-foot video wall a 20-table smoke-free poker living room open 24 Hr a day, a 600-seat bingo hall with separate cigarette smoking and non-smoking sections, open 7 days a week with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., a 20-seat keno lounge and a personal high-limit living room.

A recipient of the AAA 4 Diamond Award given that opening and called among the world’s best brand-new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler publication, Red Rock redefines gambling establishment resort architecture by including natural light, a hassle-free design and the comforts of a contemporary lifestyle.

The centerpiece of the home is the three-acre swimming pool complex with 19 cabanas and swim-up pc gaming. Its area enables veranda views from numerous of the property’s restaurants and Cherry Nightclub. Aside from Cherry, visitors can get a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge.

Dining spans the world at Red Rock with more than 10 restaurants, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese combination of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a little bit of everything at the Feast Buffet.

Unlike some resorts in the area, Red Rock has activities for the entire family, such as a 16-screen movie theater and an arcade. The 72-lane bowling center features a VIP area and carpeting that shines in the dark for after hours at Cosmic Bowling.

11011 W. Charleston Las Vegas, NV 89135

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon getting in the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen area and David Rockwell Studio specifically produced for The Cosmopolitan. Simply beyond that, you’ll find all your preferred casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot gambling establishment floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s spaces standout as the resort’s most distinct feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the space, an initially at a contemporary Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and wacky devices like artsy coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a contemporary setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & & Dayclub is the location to find the celebration at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outside and three various living rooms with three different vibes inside.

If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is framed in 2 million dripping crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

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