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Comedy at the Colosseum produces a grand experience

Current and uncommon Vegas appearances by leading funny names like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock might suggest there’s a funny boom taking place here. In reality, there’s a Vegas boom happening; the Strip has built enough top-tier locations to accommodate the greatest names in any category of live home entertainment.

One of those rooms, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, definitely wasn’t built for stand-up performances. However in between its ideal environment and a diverse slate of reservations, it might be the most grand location for huge laughs on the Strip.

“I don’t think there was ever a mindful decision to do more funny, however we want to do more [at the venue],” says Bobby Reynolds, senior VP of entertainment at AEG, the special booker at the Colosseum. “With the local artists therein, it’s a congested calendar, which is a great issue to have. It would be challenging to generate a band, for instance, throughout Celine Dion’s run, moving and filling up all that equipment. A comedian generally needs a stool and a mic. So all of a sudden, we have another sold-out show on a Friday or a Sunday night, frequently with an iconic artist.”

Jerry Seinfeld (June 17 and 18) is at the top of the Colosseum’s comedy roster, but the location has included more icons this year with return performances by Steve Martin & & Martin Short (July 23, August 25 and October 29). Strip stalwart Jeff Dunham is always in the mix, and rising funny stars Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco– the latter set to make his Colosseum debut in October– bring more variety to the fun at Caesars.

“Funny has actually constantly been in demand,” Reynolds says. “Chappelle and Rock have actually been selling out venues for over a years. With Steve Martin and Martin Short, a lot more believed went into scheduling that and producing a new model for that program, and it has a lot to do with the Colosseum [being] the classiest room in the area. I’m biased, however as an entertainment location, there’s simply a wow element when you stroll into that place, and that’s the same whether you’re Elton John or Reba McEntire or Sebastian Maniscalco.”

Comedy Central to air lying comic’s unique

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Steve Rannazzisi takes part Aug. 7 in “The League” panel at the FX Summertime TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015|12:06 p.m.

New York–.

Comedy Central has actually chosen to go on with Steve Rannazzisi’s stand-up special after the comic’s admission that he lied about being in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

His special, “Breaking Dad,” was set up to air Saturday. The network said earlier in the day it was making no changes to its schedule, and representative Steve Albani said there would be no extra comment.

Rannazzisi lost a prominent endorsement handle Buffalo Wild Wings, which pulled its commercials including Rannazzisi after the admission.

The comic apologized for the incorrect story. He had stated in interviews that leaving the terrorist attacks was a vital factor in his choice to transfer to California and begin a show company career.

NCT Provides Shakespeare'' s Comedy “” Much Ado About Absolutely nothing”” Oct. 2-11

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre provides Shakespeare’s precious funny “Much Ado About Absolutely nothing” Oct. 2-11 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Michael Lugering directs.

The gloves are off and a comic romance is in the making as Shakespeare sets a fans’ trap for Benedick, a sworn bachelor, and Beatrice, his preferred spoken sparring partner.

Lugering is a master teacher of voice, movement and acting at UNLV and has spent more than 15 years looking into the physical, mental, behavioral and aesthetic elements of human expression. His book The Meaningful Actor: An Integrated Approach of Voice, Activity & & Star Trainingis released by Heinemann Drama Books. He has acted as an expert voice coach for the Utah Shakespearian Festival and the NCT.

The cast includes Equity Actor Clint Brandhagen as Benedick; Amber Bonasso as Beatrice; Rachel Gilyard as Hero; Sam Cordes as Claudio; Richard Munchkin as Antonio; Jack Lafferty as Prince Pedro; Bernhard Verhoeven as Don John; Stefanie Resnick as Conrade/Friar Francis; Myles Lee as Borachio; Kelly Hawes as Margaret; Kayla Gaar as Urusula; Darek Riley as Dogberry; Stephon Pettway as Leonato; Maurice Palmer as Balthasar; Fort Lopez as Watch 1; and Carson Wilson as Watch 2.

The production and design team includes scenic designer Roxy Mojica, lighting designer Manuel Ramirez, sound designer Joey Jevne, outfit designer Jennifer Van Buskirk, technical director Chloe Pleasure, forecasts design Kelsey Booth, and impresario Cassidy Bonifacio and Robert Acosta.

Program Dates/Times
8 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
2 p.m. Oct. 4, 11
Tickets

$33 general admission Section A; $27.50 basic admission Area B. Discounts are available.

For tickets or additional details, see the Performing Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787).

NBC cancels Poehler comedy task '' Invite to Sweden''.

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Josephine Bornebusch, left, and Greg Poehler appear in a scene from the NBC comedy “Welcome to Sweden.” NBC has canceled the comedy starring Poehler, brother of actress Amy Poehler, two weeks into its 2nd period.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015|5:58 p.m.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.– U.S. viewers aren’t going to see the love story on TELEVISION’s “Welcome to Sweden” play out.

NBC has canceled the comedy starring Greg Poehler two weeks into its 2nd period.

Poehler’s sis Amy served as one of the executive manufacturers of the series.

“Welcome to Sweden” was an international production, recorded in Sweden with American and Swedish stars. It aired there and in the United States.

The facility is based upon Greg Poehler’s real-life experience of falling in love with a Swedish female and transferring to her house country to be with her.

NBC states “Hollywood Video game Night” will air this Sunday in its location, and the network is choosing when the remainder of the episodes will certainly air.