Comedy and Entertainment Reigns Supreme at Riviera Hotel & Casino


Comedy and Entertainment Reigns Supreme at Riviera Hotel & Casino

Icons of Comedy Series and Andrew Dice Clay Headline Stellar 2012

The Riviera Hotel & Casino is quickly becoming the preeminent stop for all things comedy in Las Vegas as legendary comics are taking the stage throughout the year. The Icons of Comedy Series and Andrew Dice Clay bring comedic star power to the Riviera, making the property the place to be on a nightly basis.

Additionally, the Riviera continues to feature talented comedians inside the iconic Riviera Comedy Club and will be the new home for Jonathan Clark, the only resident impressionist from Britain in Las Vegas. Clark and his band take guests on a wonderfully entertaining ride of music, impressions and comedy Thursdays-Sundays at 9 p.m. inside the Starlite Theatre. A true triple threat, Jonathan Clark – A Lasting Impression – delivers modern and iconic voices to suit all generations from Cold Play to Dave Matthews, Family Guy to Larry the Cable Guy, Frank Sinatra to Tony Bennett, Springsteen to Sting, Garth Brooks to Maroon 5 and more.

“We are continually looking for great entertainment to showcase at the Riviera and we are thrilled that some of the funniest and most talented people on the comedy circuit will be performing here in 2012,” says Andy Choy, president and CEO of Riviera Hotel & Casino. “When you add this new comedic lineup to the best gaming odds on the Strip, great food, and our already established shows; Confessions of a Rock Star starring Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens and the legendary Crazy Girls, we are certain visitors to our property will have a fantastic time.”

The Icons of Comedy Series – produced by Mike Tricarichi – has been delivering some of the best comedic talent to Las Vegas over the last year. And now the Riviera is proud to bring the Icons of Comedy Series to the Starlite Theater. The lineup for the first half of 2012*features:

o Hal Sparks – Jan. 26-29 and Feb. 16-19.

o Elayne Boosler – Feb. 23-26.

o Amy Schumer – Mar. 2-4, April 6-8, May 11-13 and June 22-24.

o Gilbert Gottfried – Mar. 28-April 1, April 25-29, May 30-June 3 and June 27-July 1.

*Lineup subject to change based on availability.

Each Icons of Comedy Series performance begins at 10:30 p.m. inside The Starlite Theatre. Prices start at $29.99 for Hal Sparks, Elayne Boosler and Amy Schumer. Packages for Gilbert Gottfried begin at $39.99.

The “Heavyweight King of Comedy,” Andrew Dice Clay, returns to the Riviera for two weeks per month throughout the year. On the heels of a successful limited engagement in 2011, Dice Clay joins the Icons of Comedy in the Starlite Theatre. The most controversial comedian of all time takes the stage on the following dates*:
o Jan. 12-15 and 19-22

o Feb. 2-5 and 9-12

o Mar. 8-11 and 15-18

*Subject to change.

Jonathan Clark – A Lasting Impression takes the stage at 9 p.m. Thursday – Sunday night and ticket prices are $29.99 for General Admission, $39.99 for Preferred Seating and VIP tickets are $49.99. All rates are plus applicable taxes and fees.

The iconic Riviera Comedy Club provides nightly laughs beginning at 9 p.m. The lineup changes weekly and is available at

Tickets for all Riviera comedy events can be purchased in advance by visiting, through Ticketmaster at or by calling the box office at 702-794-9433.

About The Riviera Hotel & Casino

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the newly renovated Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the iconic gaming and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. The Riviera features more than 2,000 rooms and suites as well as 160,000 square feet of meeting space. Headlining entertainment includes Confessions of a Rock Star, starring Pat DiNizio from The Smithereens, “Heavyweight King of Comedy,” Andrew Dice Clay, the legendary Crazy Girls and nightly performances inside the Riviera Comedy Club. The Royale Pavilion hosts some of the top names in music and entertainment. R Steak & Seafood headlines wonderful dining options, providing “affordable elegance” in a modern setting.

With more than 100,000 square feet of casino space, the Riviera offers convenient gaming options for locals and visitors alike. Table game features include 10x odds on Craps, Single-0 Roulette and 3/2 Single Deck Blackjack, the only casino on the Las Vegas Strip where those odds are available. The Riviera has an expansive Asian Table Gaming area, poker area and more than 900 slot machines. Lucky’s Race & Sports Book offers 37 high-definition televisions, individual carrels for horseplayers and the only walk-up wagering window in Las Vegas’ main corridor. For more information on any of the property’s amenities, visit

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