Three questions with comedian Aziz Ansari
Wed, Dec 8, 2010 (3:15 p.m.)
You’re moving up at the Palms—from a run in the Lounge last year to headlining the Pearl this time.
It’s really cool. Hopefully next year I can do stand-up in the middle of Criss Angel’s Believe show and then everything will be complete. We’ll see how it goes.
Any favorite spots or activities you never miss in Vegas?
- Aziz Ansari
- Dec. 11, 8:00 p.m., $55-$75
- The Pearl, 942-7777
I’m really into food, and there’s a lot of good food in Vegas. I like that restaurant Le Cirque. Vegas is really fun, because you can do stuff you don’t normally do, like, “I’m in Vegas; I’m going to go shoot guns!” You can go to a water park, then go shoot a bunch of guns, and go to a strip club at like four in the afternoon...I’m pretty sad as far as livin’ it up. I just eat a lot of food and then go to bed. “Yeah, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! I ate a bunch of food and went to bed! No one’s gonna find out about it!”
Any good holiday plans?
I’m actually going to Tokyo. I went to Tokyo last Christmas; I just like to spend the holidays around a bunch of Asian people. Tokyo is a crazy city. It’s like a city from the future. I’m going with a couple of friends. I had a good time last year, so I thought I might as well do it again this year. And the food there’s really delicious.
The Pearl is the Palms premier concert venue, hosting some of the most legendary and popular names in entertainment.
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.