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Brad Garrett’s
Comedy Club Get your laugh on with some of the hottest names in stand-up ranging from consummate stars, to the best up-and-coming comic talents. MGM Grand, 8 p.m. daily., $59.95+, 21+; 866-740-7711,

Carrot Top

The king of props puts on a high-energy rock ’n’ roll show with strobe lights, smoke machines, blasting rock music and, of course, his inventive gadgetry—about 200 in each performance. Luxor, 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., $40+, 16+ and under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; 800-557-7428,

Comedy Cellar
The renowned comedy club carries on the traditional format of its legendary underground Greenwich Village predecessor by featuring television-headliner comedians presenting their best 15-20-minute sets. Rio, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. daily, $25+, 18+; 855-234-7469,

The Comedy Works
Presenting a different lineup every week, these world-class stand-up comedians have lent their talents to Comedy Central, Netflix and more. Plaza, 9 p.m. various days of month, $25+, 21+; 877-565-3849,

Delirious Comedy Club
Your sides will hurt, and your cheeks will ache from the antics of the stand-up comedians here. Bringing in both established comedians from across the world, as well as up-and-coming comic stars, the club’s lineup will have you laughing all the way through. Downtown Grand, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $39.95+; 702-541-2660,

The Eddie Griffin Experience
A popular, no-holds-barred stand-up comedian who doesn’t have a filter when it comes to saying exactly what’s on his mind, crowds will laugh until it hurts when he steps onstage and tells it like it is. Sahara, 8 p.m. Mon.-Wed., $75+, 21+; 702-761-7000,

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Gracing his hometown of Las Vegas with some of the greatest comedic talent around—from established names with several comedy specials, to up-and-comers—Kimmel delivers the goods all around in his traditionally styled comedy venue where guests can eat shareable bites, drink craft cocktails and laugh ’til they ache. The Linq (across from Brooklyn Bowl), 8 p.m. Thu.-Sun., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $20+, 18+;

L.A. Comedy Club
Showcases a blended lineup every week of national touring comedians, regular up-and-coming comics, and other acts: “Happy Hour Variety Show,” 10 p.m. Thu.-Mon.; Bret Ernst, 10 p.m. Tue.-Wed. The Strat, $39.95+, 21+; 702-383-5210,

Laugh Factory
Check out the uproarious stand-up comedy of superstars from the big screen as well as some of Las Vegas’ rising stars. Tropicana, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. daily, $37.95+, 18+; 800-829-9034,

Tape Face

This “America’s Got Talent” finalist does mimes everywhere proud with his genius brand of witty yet unassuming humor in his hilarious, one-of-a-kind show. Harrah’s, 6 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $39+; 855-234-7469,


Adam London: Laughternoon
Enjoy the witty and clever comedic and magic stylings during this hourlong production inside The Venue featuring fun stunts, jokes, rubber ducks and classic magic tricks that’ll bring laughter to all ages. The Orleans, 4 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $51.41+; 702-365-7111,

Banachek’s Mind Games
The most in-demand consultant by top magicians and mentalists like David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel and David Blaine, he’s highly esteemed for his astounding mentalism performances and death-defying illusions. The Strat, 4 p.m. Sat.-Mon. &  Wed.-Thu. through Dec. 30, $29+, 5+, younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18+; 800-998-6337,

Criss Angel Amystika
A fantastical, mysterious magic production featuring stunning illusions, mind-blowing special effects and jaw-dropping stunts. This Mindfreak prequel immerses audiences in an interactive show that pushes the boundaries of reality and proves anything is possible when you believe in your dreams. Planet Hollywood Resort, 9:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $69+; 855-234-7469, 

Criss Angel Mindfreak
Utilizing the most complex and state-of-the-art technology, this new 90-minute production shocks and wows audiences with its extreme, cutting-edge style of one-of-a-kind illusions that we’ve come to expect from this visionary man of magic. Planet Hollywood Resort, 7 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $69+;

David Copperfield
The legendary master magician astonishes and enthralls audiences with his astounding illusions and enchanting stories. MGM Grand, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. daily with additional 4 p.m. Sat. show, $71.37+, 5+ and under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; 866-740-7711,

Farrell Dillon

In this colorful, upbeat, family-friendly show inside The Magic Attic, Dillon mesmerizes and delights audiences with his distinctive sleight-of-hand magic and comedy-in-motion performance style. Bally’s, 6 p.m. Wed.-Mon., $24.99+, 3+; 855-234-7469,

House of Magic
Enjoy amazing tricks and illusions with a side of laughter during performances by a rotating cast of master magicians who’ll blow your mind with their modern twist on the classics; plus, variety acts from around the world. Downtown Grand, 6 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $39.95+; 702-541-2660,

Lioz Show
You may know him from “America’s Got Talent,” but now you can see Lioz Shem Tov right on the Las Vegas Strip when he brings his engaging and astonishing feats of magic and mind to The Magic Attic. Bally’s, 10 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $27.96+, 18+;

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show
A unique family show comprising an extraordinary blend of quirky humor, visual gags, astonishing sleight-of-hand and original magic creations presented by an engaging, charismatic personality you can’t help but love. Excalibur, 3 p.m. Tue.-Sat., $44.95+, 5+, those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult; 702-597-7600,

The Magic of Jen Kramer
Named Female Magician of the Year by the International Magicians Society, Jen Kramer’s unforgettable, mind-boggling magic features jaw-dropping illusions, sleight-of-hand, mentalism, comedy and audience participation. Westgate Resorts, 5:30 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $19.99+, 5+; 702-732-5111,

Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly
The “America’s Got Talent” winner presents an interactive, frantic-paced magic show with clever twists on classics as well as his brand-new creations that keep audiences in awe. The Linq, 7 p.m. Thu.-Tue. with additional 9:30 p.m. Sat. show, $59+, 5+; 855-234-7469,

Paranormal—Mind Reading Magic
After appearing on European television and being voted best mentalist on the continent, internationally famous Frederic Da Silva leaves audiences in absolute wonderment as he enthralls them with his mysterious mind-reading, hypnosis and magical powers. Bally’s, 4 p.m. various days throughout month, $43.11+, 5+; 855-234-7469,

Penn & Teller
Edgy and provocative, this unique duo presents some innovative and creative twists that keep their large-scale illusions, sleight-of-hand and classic sideshow routines fresh and captivating. Rio, 9 p.m. daily, $60+, 5+; 855-234-7469,

Piff the Magic Dragon

A unique, comical show featuring Piff and Mr. Piffles—the world’s only conjuring Chihuahua—and a new twist on a traditional magic show. Flamingo, 7 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $52.95+, 8+; 855-234-7469,

Shin Lim: Limitless
An “America’s Got Talent” two-time winner, this young illusionist mesmerizes crowds with his mind-blowing sleight of hand and jaw-dropping displays of object manipulation. He’s joined by special guest “AGT” finalist Colin Cloud who brings his astonishing mind reading to the stage. The Mirage, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $39.99+, 5+ and under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; 800-963-9634,

Totally Mental
Starring comedy magician Vinny Grosso in a reimagined show with an unusual twist and light-hearted approach to mentalism, this engaging production involves lots of audience participation. Notoriety Live at Neonopolis, 5 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $35.00+, 5+; 702-472-7514,

Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker
This former Cirque du Soleil performer astounds audiences with his dynamic magic show featuring original, innovative illusions mixed with plenty of fun and comedy that’ll keep the whole family amazed and amused throughout this unforgettable production. The Strat, 6 p.m. varying days, $39+, 5+; 800-998-6337,

Music + Tributes

All Shook Up: Tribute to the King
The only all-Elvis tribute in Las Vegas, transports audiences back to the era of The King in this high-energy show featuring a live band. Alexis Park Resort, 6 p.m. daily, $59+; 800-440-8539, 702-483-8056,

The Australian Bee Gees Show
You’ll be thrown back to the days of “Saturday Night Fever” with hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “Jive Talkin’” during this multimedia concert experience. Excalibur, 7 p.m. Sun.-Mon. & Wed.-Thu. and 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $39.95+; 702-597-7600,

The Bronx Wanderers
Re-creating the original sounds of hitmakers like Frankie Valli and Paul Anka, this high-energy, award-winning show takes audiences on a journey through some of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest hits. Westgate Resorts, 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. & 8 p.m. Mon.-Thu., $49.95+, 5+; 877-582-9297,

An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert
Witness “The Voice”—one of the most beloved, successful and influential singers ever—perform onstage alongside a live band, backup singers and dancers. Harrah’s, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Tue.-Sun., $52+; 855-234-7469,

Legends in Concert
In celebration of 39 years of success as the the pioneer of live tribute productions and the longest-running show in Las Vegas, Legends brings the King of Rock “Back in the Building” with a rotating cast of tribute artists performing Elvis’ incredible repertoire of classic rock ’n’ roll hits. Tropicana, 11/5-12/30, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon., $59.99+;

MJ Live: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
The King of Pop returns to the stage in this dazzling concert production showcasing the biggest hits and unforgettable dance moves of one of the world’s greatest and most inventive music artists of all time.Tropicana, 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon. $68.30+, 5+; 800-829-9034,,

Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show

Musical artist Jason Tenner, who’s portrayed Prince for almost a quarter-century, captures the pure electrifying force of the international superstar in this incredibly popular, award-winning show. Tropicana, 9:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon., $68.30+; 800-829-9034,

Raiding the Rock Vault This live classic rock concert brings a rotating lineup of some of your favorite musicians from the greatest rock bands in history—including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers—performing iconic ’60s through ’80s classic hits to an all-new 300-seat rock club. Get ready to shake your booty to the music of The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and more! Rio, 8 p.m. Fri.-Mon., $74+, 5+;

Reckless in Vegas
Crowds will be whisked away to a bygone era with high-energy, rocking performances by a live band that put a dynamic, contemporary spin on popular songs by ruling artists of the ’60s, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Bobby Darin. And did we mention the showgirls? Sahara, 8:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., $49.99+;

Wayne: Up Close and Personal
Legendary entertainer Wayne Newton performs favorite songs in an intimate setting where he interacts with audiences and share personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and an audience Q&A. Flamingo Las Vegas, through Dec. 28, 7 p.m. Mon., Wed. & Sat., $82+; 855-234-7469,


Aussie Heat Spark your desire as you get up close and personal with these very friendly, sexy men from Australia as they provocatively dance and strip for your pleasure in this enticing, high-energy male revue. Notoriety Live, 9 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $54.99+, 21+; 702-472-7514,

Working hard to bring down the house—and their trou—these world-famous hunks know how to get the party started. Whether celebrating an occasion or seeking steamy encounters, you’ll leave totally satisfied. Rio, 8 p.m. Wed.- Sun. with an additional show at 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $49.95+; 702-777-272/, 855-234-7469,

Faaabulous! The Show
Hosted by “AGT” finalist and international pole-dancing champion Stevie Hart, Faaabulous! The Show stars three fierce queens who enthrall crowds with their all-live, powerhouse vocals during 75 minutes of song, dance and comedy in a high-energy show that launches the drag art form into orbit. And don’t miss out on a “diva-licious” weekend brunch complete with table service, signature cocktails and bottomless mimosa packages featuring the Faaabulous! cast. Notoriety Live at Neonopolis, 9 p.m. Thu.-Fri., $47+, 13+ and those younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult; 12:30 p.m. Sun. brunch & 1 p.m. show, $67+, 21+; 702-472-7514,

Celebrating 20 years on the Strip, this award-winning show takes adult entertainment to the next level with its tantalizing, high-energy dance performances and powerful vocals by Lorena Peril. Luxor, 10:30 p.m. daily with an additional 8 p.m. Sun. show, $39+, 18+; 800-557-7428,

Magic Mike Live
Check out the tantalizing and sensual moves of 13 chiseled male performers in this high-end production show featuring 360-degree dance and acrobatic striptease numbers that’s sure to put the sizzle in your night. Sahara, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $69+, 18+; 833-624-4265,

Naked Boys Singing
Las Vegas’ only fully nude revue is one of the longest-running musicals in off-Broadway history. Playful and absurdly hilarious, you’ll hear outrageous original songs like “The Perky Little Porn Star,” “Gratuitous Nudity” and “The Bliss of a Briss.” Erotic Heritage Museum, 3275 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive (across from Fashion Show), 10 p.m. Fri.-Sun, $55.99+, 18+; 702-794-4000,

Rated Red
Not your average burlesque show, this seductively tantalizing show draws out audiences’ inner obsessions and desires with arousing acts that range from luscious dance numbers to wildly provocative pole performances that’ll really get your heart racing and blood pumping. Area15, 3215 S. Rancho Drive, 8:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri. with additional 10:30 p.m. Fri. show, $30+, 21+;

Rouge—The SexiestShow in Vegas

A  seductive adult adventure combining acrobatics, aerial acts, dancing, contortionism, comedy, hand- balancing and more that’s designed to unleash your fantasies while transporting you into a fully immersive, sensual experience. The Strat, 10 p.m. Tue.-Sun. with additional 8 p.m. Tue. show, $49+, 702-380-7777;

RuPaul’s Drag RaceLive!
This original production is based on the Emmy Award-winning drag competition reality TV show featuring RuPaul’s “showgirls” on their journey through a season of Drag Race. Flamingo, 9:30 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $49+;

Thunder From Down Under
These charming, hard-bodied “beefmates” perform seductive dance routines that embody the wildest of female fantasies. Excalibur, 9 p.m. Fri.-Mon. with an additional 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. shows & 11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. shows, $49.95+, 18+; 702-597-7600,

X Burlesque
Every guest is a VIP at this award-winning show where the X Girls dance to a variety of music, including rock, pop, country and traditional burlesque. Flamingo, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $56+, 18+; 885-234-7469,

X Country
Kick up those spurs at this topless adult show featuring gorgeous women dancing to contemporary country music from a variety of chart-topping artists. Harrah’s, 10 p.m. Thu.-Mon., $47.94+, 18+; 855-234-7469,


An eccentric cast treats audiences to a night of colorful imagination and exotic fun as they present amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and astonishing flexibility. Caesars Palace, 7 p.m., 9 p.m. & 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., $149+, 18+; 855-234-7469,

Blue Man Group
It may be hard to imagine that a show in which the characters don’t speak could be so highly engrossing and entertaining, but that’s exactly what three bald, blue men pull off when they take audiences on an incredible journey filled with sound, colors, humor and music. An extraordinary production, BMG stimulates all your senses like you’ve never experienced before. Prepare to have a blast! Luxor, 8 p.m. Sun.-Thu. with an additional 5 p.m. Thu. show, $38+, 3+; 800-557-7428,

Bridesmaids: The Unauthorized Movie Musical Parody Meet up with Annie, Lillian, Megan and other bridesmaids to grab some drinks when the gals party down in true Sin City style, stirring up some seriously side-splitting situations with their unweildy wedding-party antics. The Orleans, 9:15 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $39.99+, 18+;

Christmas in Hell Weary of the usual Christmas entertainment offerings? This 90-minute Off Brodaway musical-comedy production features an unconventional plot line and original songs. It’s a must-see for those who wish to embark on a devilish, yet surprisingly touching, journey in a very different kind of holiday experience. Notoriety Live!, 11/17-1/1, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $60+, 14+;,

Extravaganza—TheVegas Spectacular  

Showcasing more than 30 talented, sexy artists from around the world, this captivating show delivers exhibitions of strength, agility and flexibility by dancers, acrobats, aerialists, skaters and more. Bally’s, days/times may vary; 702-777-2782,

Friends! The Musical Parody
The critically acclaimed off-Broadway production makes its way to Vegas, bringing back the iconic moments of Monica, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler in a fun-loving romp of the popular sitcom. The Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 16+; 702-777-2782;

A top-four finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” this exhilarating group of performers showcase their remarkable choreographed dance moves in this family-friendly production, which is highlighted by one-of-a-kind, customized wireless lighting programs that produce incredible special effects. The Strat, 8 p.m. Wed.-Mon. with additional 2 p.m. show Wed., Sat.-Sun., days/times may vary, $49+, 5+; 702-380-7777,

Jabbawockeez A high-tech production that mesmerizes audiences with a dynamic and exhilarating mix of amazing choreography, pulsing music and phenomenal special effects. MGM Grand, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon., $49.99+; 866-740-7711,

Marriage Can Be Murder
Play detective while dining during this interactive production where the “killer” is amongst the audience. Aided by the eager lieutenant and the nosy hostess, your journey to the culprit will be anything but dull during this wacky murder-mystery dinner show. The Orleans, through Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sun., $78.94+, 8+; 702-205-2775,

Menopause The Musical
Join the party at Las Vegas’ longest-running musical! An award-winning production, Menopause presents a hysterically accurate portrayal of how life can change dramatically for women as they endure this rite of passage milestone. Harrah’s, 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. with additional 4 p.m. Tue. & Sat. show, $64.90+; 855-234-7469,

Whimsical and fantastical, this original Cirque du Soleil show is a surreal extravaganza of creative imagery, comical antics, astounding athleticism and incredible, fast-paced acrobatics performed by a remarkably talented international cast. If you’ve never experienced a Cirque show, this is a good place to start, as it has everything for which the world-renowned company is so beloved. Treasure Island, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Tue., $64+; 800-392-1999,

This breathtaking Cirque du Soleil production transports audiences to an exotic, aquatic-themed world where they experience spectacular acrobatics, synchronized swimmers, divers and other characters who perform in, on and above a 1.5-million-gallon pool, which acts as the show’s centerpiece. Bellagio, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., $79+, 5+; 888-488-7111,

Potted Potter—The Unauthorized Harry Experience
This popular parody—created by the two-time Olivier Award-nominated duo Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, aka Dan and Jeff, condenses all seven Harry Potter books into one uproarious 70-minute production. Bally’s, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sun. with additional 2 p.m. show Sat.-Sun & Tue., $38.24+, 6+; 855-234-7469,

Terry Fator: Who’s the Dummy Now? The singing ventriloquist, presents a new show featuring a host of his lovable puppets, including the ever-adorable Winston the Impersonating Turtle. New York-New York, 7:30 p.m. Sun.-Thu., $34.99+, 5+; 866-606-7111,

Tournament of Kings
This dinner and live-action production experience reimagines the tale of King Arther and his chivalrous knights as they exhibit bravery and skill through jousting and sword fighting while showgoers fill their bellies, quench their thirst and cheer them on. Excalibur, 6 p.m. Wed.-Mon. with additional 8:30 p.m. show Wed.-Thu. & Sat.-Sun., $61.14+, all ages; 702-597-7600,

Wow—The Vegas Spectacular
Performing in a 180-degree theater setting with 3D multimedia projections, water walls and holograms, more than 30 acrobats and dancers engage crowds in this stunning, high-energy water spectacle. Rio, 7 p.m. Sat.-Thu. with additional 9:30 p.m. show Mon.-Wed. & Sat., $52.81+, 4+; 855-234-7469,