MGM Grand and The Mirage Partner with COMEDY CENTRAL
to Present ‘Comedy Central Vegas’ Weekend February 22 – 23
Stand-Up Performances by Dave Attell and Jim Norton, Amy Schumer,
Nick Swardson and Anthony Jeselnik; Tickets Now On Sale
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Mirage Hotel & Casino have partnered with COMEDY CENTRAL to bring “COMEDY CENTRAL Vegas” to The Entertainment Capital of the World Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 – 23. Comedy lovers can unite in Vegas for a weekend full of laughter with scheduled performances by some of COMEDY CENTRAL’s hottest entertainers including Dave Attell and Jim Norton, Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson and Anthony Jeselnik.
MGM Grand Performances featuring Dave Attell & Jim Norton
Dave Attell and Jim Norton are scheduled to perform at MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99, all inclusive, are now on sale. To charge by phone call (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7800. Tickets also are available for purchase online at www.mgmgrand.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
Dave Attell is highly respected in the industry, the media, and with his audiences during a career spanning over 20 years. Currently, he stars in the Showtime series “Dave’s Old Porn” and invites his A-list comedian pals to provide play-by-play commentary with him for the grainy, cheesy, absurd and utterly classic pornography films from the 70s and early 80s. Attell was the host and writer of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Insomniac with Dave Attell,” a travelogue of after-hours experiences in cities across the country, which ran for four seasons and spawned one-hour specials from 2001 – 2004. The comedian is no stranger to Las Vegas having hosted the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards in 2010 and 2012. In 2005, a feature length concert film titled “Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour Presents Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook,” was shot in Las Vegas and aired on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Jim Norton is best known for his unique point-of-view and outspoken humor. He is a New York Times best-selling author two times over for Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch and I Hate Your Guts. Currently, Norton is touring nationwide performing in front of sold-out crowds both individually and as part of his new venture, “The Anti-Social Network.” Norton is a radio personality heard by millions of devoted fans daily on the “Opie & Anthony Show” on SiriusXM. He is a recurring guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and also has appeared on numerous television shows such as Louis CK’s FX sitcom “Louie,” “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld” on FOX News Channel, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC and was a regular guest on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.”
The Mirage Performances Featuring Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson and Anthony Jeselnik
Scheduled performances at The Mirage will take place in the Terry Fator Theatre. Tickets priced at $39.99, plus service charges, are now on sale. To charge by phone, call (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111. Tickets also are available for purchase online at www.mirage.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
Amy Schumer will be hitting the road with “Inside Amy Schumer: The Live Tour,” a nationwide COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up tour kicking off Thursday, Feb. 28 in Cincinnati and traveling to more than 30 cities. Her new series, “Inside Amy Schumer” is set to debut Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. Schumer was recently featured as one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch” and her one-hour hit special, “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff,” aired on COMEDY CENTRAL as one of the highest-rated and most-watched stand-up specials in 2012. She released her first album “Cutting” on COMEDY CENTRAL Records in 2011. Schumer’s film credits include “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and opposite Parker Posey in “Price Check.” Schumer will perform Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 p.m.
Nick Swardson is an actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and producer who is currently starring in the movie “A Haunted House” with Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer and J.B. Smoove. He is known for his sketch series, COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time,”a recurring role as Terry Bernardino in COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Reno 911!” and co-writing and producing Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions films including “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” and “Benchwarmers.” He recently completed a role in the upcoming feature film “Grown Ups 2,” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Chris Rock, which will be released this summer. Swardson will perform Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Anthony Jeselnik is known for his caustic humor at the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts” of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne. His one-hour stand-up special “Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula” premiered this month on COMEDY CENTRAL. The comedian also will bring his signature dark and twisted point-of-view to the network in his new, weekly topical series, “The Jeselnik Offensive,” premiering on COMEDY CENTRAL Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. He also has appeared on “Conan” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and was the first stand-up comic to appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Jeselnik also has written for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and received an Emmy nomination for his work on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Night of Too Many Stars.” Jeselnik will perform Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.
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About MGM Grand
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; Hakkasan, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (Spring 2013); a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
About The Mirage
Ideally located, The Mirage is the place to stay and play. From the iconic Volcano to the lush tropical pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations, dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment and The Aces of Comedy series, tantalizing restaurants, a luxurious spa and salon and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).