Comedy cage match
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 (5:29 p.m.)
Mitchell Zachs / AP
You've got some tough decisions this holiday weekend. Sparklers or bottle rockets. Hot dogs or hamburgers. And to top it all off, where to get your laugh on. Three great comedians will be in town—all on Friday, July 2.
The tale of the tape: Joe Rogan: A stand-up veteran, as well-known for his work with UFC (and yes, Fear Factor) as what he does onstage in a club. Rogan's comedy tends toward the very adult, so he's our pick for folks looking for something edgy. 7 p.m., $31, House of Blues. 632-7600.
David Alan Grier: Most comics start in stand-up and move to TV and film. Grier did it in reverse. And it turns out he's quite good at both. In fact, only Robin Williams can match Grier for pure improv ability. If you like your humor unpredictable, this is the show to see. 9 p.m., $30-$45, Mandalay Bay Theatre. 632-7580.
Bill Cosby: A comedy institution for five decades, Cosby is known to most for his smash NBC series The Cosby Show, but his best stand-up routines remain timeless. For the nostalgic wanting to see a true legend, this is a no-brainer. 7/2, 7 p.m., $65-$87, Treasure Island. 894-7722.
House of Blues
Incorporating flavors from all over the world, noted celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez has created comfort food that's classic, bold and contemporary, including new signature dishes such as shrimp and grits, chile braised short ribs and street tacos. Surrounded by the unique folk art that fills the walls, Crossroads at House of Blues is the place where food, music and art intersect.
On Sundays, House of Blues serves up their World Famous Gospel Brunch® with great food and live entertainment. Showtimes are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For tickets call the House of Blues Box Office at 702-632-7600.
3950 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite THEhotel which will be redesigned and rebranded Delano Las Vegas in late 2013.
Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, featuring real sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.
Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.
In 2013, Mandalay Bay will become home to a resident Cirque du Soleil production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.