Las Vegas: A Very Funny Town
Roseanne Barr Photo by Michael
Barr: All You Can Eat Comedy Tour
Barr, the award-winning, reigning queen of comedy has gone back to
her standup roots and is now appearing in her own show at the New
York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas performing Thursday
–Tuesday at 8pm. May I just say that PERSONALLY, I just love
Roseanne. To me she is like the modern day Lucy! Oh, by the way
ladies, she looks fantastic!!!!! Young, thin, and fresh!
Roseanne is probably one of America's most well-known female
comics. She brings new meaning to the word funny! She is frank and
open, original and unique. She also has a rare gift of relating to
American woman on every level. (And men too!)
Born in Salt
Lake City, Utah, Roseanne knew by the age of three that she was
going to be a comic and have her own show. Boy, did she ever
Opening for THE domestic goddess is (drag queen)
Jackie Beat, who is quite entertaining both vocally and comically.
When Roseanne took center stage, the audience greeted her
with an outpouring of love. It was thrilling to be able to see her
work in person. Her comedy is quick-witted and charming, sarcastic
yet sweet and loveable. She speaks just about everything, from
weight to exercise. “There is nothing you can’t get a fat person to
do to loose weight except, stop eating and exercise!” “I support a
woman’s right to chew!” “Any fat people here tonight, I love to be
your queen!” "Half the people in the world are starving and the
other half are trying to lose weight!”
She goes on to
speak of menopause… “How many people here are going through
menopause…just the woman?” “Now I’m wet where I am supposed to be
dry and dry where I am supposed to be wet!” “I am a multi-tasker…I
pee and sneeze at the same time!”
about the dreaded aging process. “I am 54 years old. They say I am
middle-aged, but no one lives to 108!” She speaks about being a
grandma. Roseanne has 5 kids. “Grandchildren teach you life lessons
like… you should never have had kids!” She also speaks about growing
up: “We didn’t know we were poor, cause we were stupid, too!” Of
course she speaks about divorce, as she has been married three
times: “My husband needed more space so I locked him outside!” OH
AND YES, SHE SPEAKS OF TOM ARNOLD…. I tend to agree with her about
Talking about her former, long-running TV show
“Roseanne,” she states, "The show was about women, gender, politics,
and the working class. Did I think that it would be successful? I
actually did. Because I knew it was filling a void."
Las Vegas, this truly brilliant, funny lady keeps the audience in a
roar of laughter for over an hour. Roseanne closes her show with a
tap dance and a song. I will not tell you any more than that….BUT IT
IS VERY FUNNY! I really did not want the show to end. I could have
stayed another hour at least and I know the entire audience felt the
same way too!
So, readers, when you are in Vegas, DON’T EVEN
THINK OF MISSING THIS FUNNY COMIC. SHE IS A LEGEND AND YOU HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY OF BEING PART OF IT WHILE SHE IS STILL APPEARING
HERE! A HUGE BRAVO to ROSEANNE! CONTINUE TO KEEP US
For tickets, call 702-492-3960 or
866-6067111. You can also look up Roseanne's autobiographies,
"Roseanne: My Life as a Woman" and "My Lives."
Maher: The Funniest Man on the Planet
IT IS SUCH A JOY TO WATCH BILL
MAHER, WITH HIS INTELLIGENT, WELL THOUGHT-OUT, CURRENT,
UP-TO-THE-MINUTE, DARING, CONTORVERSIAL, and GENIUS LEVEL OF
COMEDY. I would have to say Bill Maher is the BEST comedian of our
time. I know if you are a Republican, you might not feel that way,
but you have to admit, the man gets you thinking if nothing else! He
also makes a lot of sense! Appearing at the Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino (future dates coming up in May), Maher enters the stage
running while blurting out a comment that recently got someone
fired, (WILL NOT MENTION WHO) and I just cannot tell you how funny
it was. He had the crowd from that moment on! He stated, “What
happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… that’s just cause no one can
remember what happened the next day!” He reiterates that he loves
America, as it has been said (a lot) that he doesn’t! He explains,
“Any country that lets me talk like this I have to love!”
Okay, yes, he does speak a lot about Bush, but ya know what,
how can he not! After all, he is THE master of political comedy!
“Bush had a plan…it was to attack the wrong country, who would
expect that!” He also tells the president to stop thinking out of
the box, he tells him to just STAY IN THE BOX! He speaks of the five
things Bush does when you pull his string. He states that Bush is
all business… “He would sell the Red Cross to Dracula!” The laughter
He bashes all the other political figures as
well and on both sides! He talks about sex, drugs, gay marriage, and
the no child left behind act. “No child left behind? Come on, these
kids can’t even spell the names of the teachers they are having sex
with!” Folks this man is funnier than funny. The audience was stuck
in laughter mode for and hour and ten minutes. Sometimes it was hard
to even hear the next bit due to the lingering laughter from the
previous one. His sense of timing is impeccable! He lights up the
stage with his personality alone. Nice smile too, I might add!
Maher goes on to speak about restless leg syndrome, stress,
legal drugs, the Pope, Regan and, of course, global warming and stem
cell research, and yes, President Bush, again and again and again!
One of his funniest bits was on abortion. He states that the
right wing believes that “life begins before the man even has a
chance to light up a cigarette. Life begins even before the woman
gets a towel. Life begins even before the woman asks, what are you
thinking?” BILL IS A FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY, MAN!
Maher had been in numerous films and television shows and specials,
he is best known as the former host of the late-night television
talk show “Politically Incorrect,” which aired on the Comedy Central
television network and later ABC. He is currently the host and star
of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO.
Back in Vegas, Bill’s
relaxed manner and style puts the audience at ease, which they need
to be to laugh so much! Most comics have an act and repeat it over
and over again without updating it for years! Not Maher. His comedy
is up to the second, topical and factual yet with a twist of comedy.
He crams two hours of comedy into one.
I would rate Bill
Maher’s show as THE NUMBER ONE funniest night of comedy I have ever
witnessed. MAHERS SHOW IS AN A+, sensational, AND comedy
Don’t be afraid to come if you are not a
Democrat. He picks on everyone!
GO see him in THE JOINT AT THE HARD ROCK, ENJOY
Friday - 11:30 PM, May 04; Saturday - 11:00 PM,
May 05; Friday - 11:30 PM, June 15; and Saturday - 11:00 PM, June
For tickets, visit www.hardrock.com or call
Craig Ferguson: Witty, Very Scottish
and One of Great Britain’s Leading Comedians
To begin with ladies, Craig
Ferguson is a very sexy, adorable chap!! I mean, he is
really cute! Let’s not even talk about his accent! I was so busy
just watching him that sometimes I simply forgot to laugh!
That said, appearing periodically at The Orleans Hotel and
Casino is the extraordinarily funny and very Scottish Craig
Ferguson. If he comes to your city, or you go to Vegas when he is
there, run to see his show. He is very clever and adorably funny,
charismatic and quite charming. He is filled with animated
expressions and his comedy is very physical. Craig is as much fun to
watch as he is to listen to. He gets excited with his humor. It is
evident how free he feels on stage. You just know he feels at home
there. I am sure he is equally as much fun off the stage as well. I
would love to find that out first-hand, though!
(6' 2") dark and handsome Ferguson was born on May 17, 1962,
(Taurus) in Glasgow, Scotland, (where he humorously states there is
a lot of stabbing and polyester). However, he grew up in
Cumbernauld, Scotland with his two sisters. Throughout his show,
Craig states how much he loves America. He tells stories of his
childhood and when he came to America as a young 13 year old lad for
a visit. He went to a rock concert where he was surprised and
thought it was odd that five boys had to share one tiny little
cigarette. After being given this cigarette to try a puff, he
He explains, "When I came here
to live, I had nothing. I only had two bags, but I stole them from
baggage claim!” He reveals (although divorced now… get in line after
me, girls) that he married a Jewish girl… “At the wedding, I broke
the glass and everything…My Scottish friends could not understand
why I would break a perfectly good drinking glass”… He speaks of
Oprah, and other stars and a lot about his family. His show was a
total delight to watch. Lots of fun for all!
over as host of “The Late Late Show” on January 3, 2005 and is also
one of its writers. The show has greatly evolved since its debut,
and there’s no question Ferguson has made it a success! Early on,
Craig decided against the written monologue told by most late night
stars to do what he does best… improvisation, story telling and
interaction with his audience.
Craig has also written his
first novel, “Between the Bridge and the River,” which is set to be
released this spring.
Keep on making America laugh, Craig
Ferguson. We are staying tuned
Check The Orleans Hotel and Casino for Craig
Ferguson’s future appearances: www.orleanscasino.com.
Louis Anderson Celebrates his One-Year Anniversary
at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino
The still boyish looking comedienne
Louis Anderson got by with a little help from his friends April 23,
2007 to celebrate one year of successful performances at the
Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Joining Louis on stage was the
incomparable Roseanne Barr, George Wallace, and the wild Carrot Top.
Anderson interacts quite a bit with his audience. His style
of humor involves a lot of comedy about his mom and dad. How they
are to blame for all that smoking, butter and alcohol. It does hit
home with the audience members, as we all can relate. He is sweet
and refreshing. His comedy is wholesome. He does speak a great deal
about his weight, getting old, aches and pain and eye-glasses, and
how he is turning into his parents. He states, “I miss my parents,
but I don’t want them back!” Louis explains how we should take life
a little easier; for example, if we are mad at our kids, “we should
just let it go because you can’t get mad enough to get even!” Go
visit Louis Anderson on your trip to the city that never sleeps!
Shows run nightly at 7:00 p.m; dark Fridays. Call the
Excalibur at 702-597-7600.
Marty Allen: “Hello,
The newest show at the Gold
Coast Hotel and Casino is entitled, "Hello Dere!" starring Marty
Allen and Karon Kate. The show runs Wednesday thru Sunday up until
July. Legend Marty Allen turned 85 years young and is still
doing standup. You go, Marty!!!
Call the Gold Coast Hotel
and Casino at www.goldcoastcasino.com.
1. Bill Maher
2. Craig Ferguson
3. Louis Anderson
with George Wallace, Roseanne Barr and Carrot Top
4. Marty Allen