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Steve Martin and Martin Short keep the Colosseum in laughter

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Steve & Martin & Martin Short July 23, the Colosseum.

It’s not fair. They make it look too simple. That’s how it chooses funny legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, who don’t appear to have to try really tough to obtain a near-capacity Colosseum audience to laugh at every single joke.

That holds true despite the fact that lots of jokes are about why they don’t really have to be playing Vegas. “I call this program, ‘If we saved, we would not be here,'” reveals Short. (Actually, the huge majority of jokes were at each other’s expenditure, aka “Hollywood compliments.” Short says to Martin: “I look at your work, and I’m whelmed.” Martin states to Brief: “I consider you as a renaissance man, and by that I indicate you carry smallpox.”)

However simple and easy amusing is a technique. It’s why they’re both fantastic. There’s a lot of energy on phase for this program, which returns to Caesars Palace August 25 and October 29 and ideally again after that. Short, obviously, is manic and sweaty, culminating in his naked bodysuit-clad efficiency of “Stepbrother to Jesus” from his Fame Becomes Me musical, which is absolutely nothing except hilarious. Martin conserves his effort for banjo jams with the Steep Canyon Rangers and completely timed punchlines to cover fast anecdotes. His wacky story about conference Elvis (and his guns) in Las Vegas (“Boy, you have an oblique funny bone”) brought the house down, but a couple of lines about his mother’s failing memory was simply as amusing and certainly more relatable. When mom inquires about her husband–“Where’s Glenn?”– and her child explains that daddy died three years ago, she fires back, “Well, that explains a lot.”

Martin and Short invest a lot of time on stage together and apart, and in spite of their excellent chemistry and contrasting styles, the show doesn’t dip when just one is performing. Audience members turn up for a quick 3 Amigos shoutout, Short does a human bagpipe bit, and Martin pretends to be a puppeteer so Brief can do his Jiminy Glick character. It’s almost 2 hours of effortless enjoyable for all.

Best choices: Ricky Martin, Queen & & Adam Lambert, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Denise Truscello Ricky Martin is bringing his “Jailhouse Rock”-type thing back to the Park Theater.

cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. RICKY MARTIN: ALL IN In between gigs at his brand-new residency at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo, Ricky Martin’s been busy filming FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Criminal activity Story with Edgar Ramirez and Penelope Cruz. That’s what you call a hot streak. His next Vegas run starts now and runs into July. June 23, 24, 27 and 29, July 1 and 2, information at 888-529-4828 or montecarlo.com. INCREDIBLE LAS VEGAS COMIC CON Deadpool creator Rob Liefield, Batman TELEVISION series Catwomen Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew and Marvel king Stan Lee are amongst the prominent visitors at this year’s local comic con at Westgate Las Vegas. Excelsior! June 23-25, information at amazingcomiccon.com. QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT The active members of the legendary British band (Roger Taylor and Brian Might) have actually been performing with vibrant vocalist Adam Lambert because 2011, so it’s simple to forget they all fulfilled when Lambert was an entrant on American Idol. Just wait until you see and hear this version of Queen doing “Bohemian Rhapsody.” June 24, details at 702-692-1600 or t-mobilearena. com. BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY We may not remain in the middle of a swing music renaissance like the one from the mid-1990s, however Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a Vegas connection that’s classic. The Southern California band’s sound was an essential component in the 1996 movie Swingers, which gave the city among its unofficial party slogans: “Vegas, baby. Vegas!” They appeared to carry out in the film, too, and on Saturday night they’ll rock the poolside M Pavilion at the M Resort. June 24, information at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.