Bill Cosby’s stand-up statistics
Thu, Sep 3, 2009 (midnight)
Illustration: Rick Sealock
- Bill Cosby
- Sept. 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $87-$109
- Treasure Island Showroom
7-25-2009: Date I saw Bill Cosby perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. 3,000: Audience members in the sold-out crowd. 2 hours, 15 minutes: Length of his 6 p.m. show. 45 minutes: Downtime before his 9 p.m. show. 72: Current age. 1: Re-enactments of being chased by a wolf while futilely attempting to fell a family Christmas tree. 2: Crocs he paired with stomach-scaling sweatpants. 3: Winking references to being rich/famous/in possession of a personal chef. A million or so: Times he leaned back and rolled his eyes in dazed despair at the absurdity of whatever situation he was reliving. 0: Similarly legendary comics who unspool spellbinding, self-deprecating stories with such authority, originality or world-weary wisdom.
Treasure Island, now known as TI to many, is a Strip casino and resort that features a tropical pool, a variety of restaurants and Las Vegas' first resident Cirque du Soleil show.
Before even entering the casino, Treasure Island treats visitors and Strip passersby with a raucous and free pirate show, "Sirens at TI," each evening in the lagoon in front of the property.
Inside, guests will find a 95,000-square-foot casino with thousands of slot machines, a race and sports book, a poker room and plenty of table games. Treasure Island boasts a variety of dining options, from unique barbecue at Gilley's, to Vietnamese at Pho, to Carribbean with flair at Kahunaville.
After dark, head over to Senor Frogs for nightlife "where anything can happen," or pick up tickets to the visually stunning "Mystere" by Cirque du Soleil.