The Laugh Factory celebrated its Las Vegas grand opening at the New Tropicana last night. To ring in the celebratory night, guests enjoyed a pre-show cocktail reception, followed by headliner Paul Rodriguez and special guest comedians at the world famous comedy club.
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The Grand Opening red carpet was packed full of comedy loving celebrities, including: Tia Carrere of Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas, Murray Sawchuck, Hypnotist Marc Savard, Laura Croft, the ladies of FANTASY, Thunder from Down Under, Cheaza of PEEPSHOW, Miss Nevada Alana Lee, Skye Miles, Recycled Percussion and more.
The showroom was packed and the room buzzing as Paul Rodriguez, along with Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, and partner Harry Basil, welcomed everyone for coming to the momentous night. Rodriguez then kicked off the laughs, poking fun at his Vegas habits, childhood traumas, and Latin culture.
Following Rodriguez, former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Dave Burleigh brought out his best impressions of Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Snoop Dogg. Strip headliner and comedic icon George Wallace surprised the crowd as he took the stage next.
No one was safe as he touched on Las Vegas locals, tourists, but his coup de grâce were his unyielding “yo mama” jokes, initiated by Jamie Masada, who called out Wallace’s mother. Ron Pearson closed the night with his unique blend of comedy and juggling.
Hopefully Miss Nevada wasn’t too traumatized as she assisted the comedian in a daring act that involved a large unicycle, juggling and a spinning ball. Masada closed the night, promising to provide nothing but great comedians and lots of laughs to a city that opens its arms to comedy.
The Laugh Factory Las Vegas features different marquee acts each week, hosting the hottest comedians in the business, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow. Shows are performed daily at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $29 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes) for VIP tickets. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals and Tropicana Las Vegas hotel guests for both 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows. Photo credit: Tony Cordell for Laugh Factory
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