Wanda Sykes brings her stand-up to Planet Hollywood
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 (2:52 p.m.)
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
A: I love playing blackjack. I’m usually too tipsy to count cards, but I do know basic strategy. I just wish I could find a table where everybody follows it. I can’t stand sitting down next to people who are afraid to hit a 15 against a 10.
Q: What kinds of jokes do best in Vegas?
A: People come to Vegas to have a good time, so I don’t do a lot of political stuff, even though I’m a political comedian. Here, I do a lot more personal stuff—jokes about dating, relationships, age. That stuff goes over better here.
- Wanda Sykes
- Oct. 15-16, 8:00 p.m., $95
- Planet Hollywood
Q: How many gigs do you do each year?
A: This year I was really busy from January to April—just swamped—so I’ve only done about 25. But I’m working on a new act right now, and there’s going to be a lot of new jokes, and performing new material is always fun and refreshing. So I’m really looking forward to these shows.
Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.