Outrageous Jackie Mason headlines MGM Grand

January 08, 2001 9:53 PM
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Jackie Mason, known as "the most topical comedian of our time," will appear at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre for a limited engagement, Jan. 11 to 17. Jackie Mason’s hit show, Much Ado About Everything, The Millennium Tour, is direct from Broadway and examines everything from social to political issues and current events. Performances are scheduled nightly at 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus applicable tax and handling fees, and are on sale now at all MGM Grand ticketing outlets. Jackie Mason’s first show, The World According To Me, brought Mason a Tony Award, an Ace Award, and Emmy Award and a Grammy nomination. Mason has followed this success with the standing room only hits: Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect, Jackie Mason Brand New and Love Thy Neighbor.

 

Bobby Collins
at The Improv

The fresh and very funny comedian, Bobby Collins, will headline The Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, Jan. 9-14. Performances are at 8 and 10 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax and available at Harrah’s Box Office. Born and raised in New York, Collins was a corporate vice president for Calvin Klein. While speaking with his mother one afternoon, Collins asked who he was named after. She replied, "Bob Hope," and from that moment on, he knew he was destined to be a star. He promptly left the garment district in New York City and embarked on a career in stand-up comedy. Collins has opened for powerhouse entertainers such as Julio Iglesias, Cher, Dolly Parton and Frank Sinatra. Collins headlines at the Improv with feature comedians Jack Thomas and host Don Barnhart.

 

Gerald LeVert plays Sam’s Town Live!

Gerald LeVert had a string of successes with his first band, LeVert, including six gold albums, numerous number-one singles, two Soul Train Music awards and a Grammy nomination. He has sold over nine million albums, written more than 15 number one hits, and has become one of pop music’s most prolific collaborators. His latest album, "G," was recently released by Electra Entertainment to rave critical reviews. His collaborations have shaped the sound of R&B music, including the super group LSG, which he formed with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. That collaboration spawned the platinum number-one single, "My Body." Performances are scheduled at 9 p.m. on Jan. 12 and 13 at Sam’s Town Live! Tickets are $45 and are available at the Sam’s Town box office and all Tickets.com outlets.

 

Non-stop laughs with the Smothers Brothers

The bickering Smothers Brothers are still as fresh and funny as when they captivated television audiences some 43 years ago. They are the masters of timing and practitioners of timeless comedy. With their singular blend of comedic and musical talents, the irrepressible brothers have registered a sweeping impact on a diverse generation of fans. Their long lasting power is a testimonial to their intuitive humor. They have become "An American Classic." Their Yo-Yo Man routine embodies a phenomena that has captured the imagination and hearts of audiences everywhere. Remarkably, the Yo-Yo Man achieves all this without even uttering a word. Dick Smothers, the voice of Yo, speaks for him as he explains, "When you’re fully yo from head to toe, you’re online with the world." Truer words have never been spoken! Tickets are $29.95, $34.95 and $39.95 plus tax.

 

Lady Rock Stars resurrect the ‘50s & ‘60s

"Legendary Ladies of Rock ‘n Roll," an all-star stage show featuring singers who successfully crashed the male-dominated domain of pop music in the 1960s, will return to the Stardust Resort and Casino, Jan. 10-13. The show will be presented in the resort’s Wayne Newton Theater at 8 p.m. on four consecutive nights. The show’s headliners represent the wave of female vocalists who flocked to the Top 40 charts after nearly a decade of rock and roll trailblazing by male stars such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Rick Nelson, Little Richard and Bobby Darin. Appearing at the Stardust will be Leslie Gore, Shirley Alston Reeves (original lead singer of the Shirelles), the Shangri-Las and Little Peggy March. Tickets to "Legendary Ladies of Rock ‘n Roll" are $19.95 per person, including tax, tip and one beverage.