Award-winning Playboy Comedy announces the July 2011 schedule of comedians. Hosted by Cort McCown, all shows take place inside The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. A longer lead schedule is listed below for reference and a full schedule can be found at http://www.playboycomedytour.com/.
Playboy Comedy Headliners:
June 30 – July 2 – Ian Bagg, “Comedy Central Presents” and Ryan Hamilton, “Last Comic Standing”
July 7-9 – Orny Adams, “Teenwold”
July 14-16 – Anthony Clark, “Yes, Dear”
July 21-23 – Amy Schumer, “Last Comic Standing” with guest Micahel Yo, “Chelsea Lately”
July 28-30 – Chris Franjola “Chelsea Lately”
Thursday – 10 p.m.
Friday – 10 p.m.
Saturday – 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39.99 (inclusive of taxes), which includes entry into the legendary Playboy Club following the show. VIP tickets are also available for $59.99, which includes a line pass into Playboy Comedy, VIP seating at the show and entry into Playboy Club following the show.
Tickets can be purchased at 702-944-3200, www.palms.com or at the Palms Box Office. The Box Office is open Sunday from noon – 7:00 p.m., Monday from noon – 10:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from noon – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon – 10 p.m. For more information on upcoming events, please call 702-942-6888. Follow The Lounge on Twitter for updates @loungeatpalms.
About Ian Bagg:
In 1996, Ian Bagg moved to New York City after starting his career in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. He became a regular at the Comic Strip and the Comedy Cellar in New York and immediately ended up doing three appearances on the “Conan O’Brien Show,” the Aspen Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival, as well as standup spots on HBO’s “Showcase Comics,” “Friday Nights” and his first small film role in Tim Robbins’ film “The Cradle Will Rock.” After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Bagg performed in several independent films, appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson,” had his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and made an appearance on The History Channel’s “History of the Joke.” http://www.ianbagg.com/.
About Ryan Hamilton:
Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, Ryan Hamilton has appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” HBO’s “Las Vegas Comedy Festival” and the nationally-syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show. A favorite among industry insiders, Hamilton has racked up national competition wins and festival appearances. With immediate comic charisma and a crisp, clean writing style, Hamilton is sought after for his ability to perform for a wide variety of audiences while making each show a unique, memorable experience. http://www.ryanhamilton.tv/.
About Orny Adams:
Orny Adams has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as their favorite comedian to watch in the New York scene. Adams has had a successful career as an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. He has written for the Annual Emmy’s Broadcast and has toured around the U.S. and internationally including Ireland and Australia. Adams has also co-starred in the movie “Comedian” with Jerry Seinfeld. He has been a guest on shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Adams can currently be seen on MTV’s series “Teen Wolf.” http://www.ornyadams.com/
About Anthony Clark:
Anthony Clark is most recognized from his starring role in the hit sitcom “Yes, Dear.” Before landing the regular starring role, Clark starred in the television comedy series “Boston Common” and had a recurring role on “Ellen.” In 1995 Clark appeared in an HBO special featuring young comedians including Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell and Louis C.K. A string on special appearances on the big screen followed and in 2000 he began “Yes, Dear” which ran successfully for six years and is still lin syndication.
In 2011, opposite Missi Pyle and John Michael Higgins, Clark starred as Jack Schumacher in the ground-breaking comedy “My Uncle Rafael,” which is an Official Selection of the Boston International Film Festival 2011.
About Amy Schumer:
Amy Schumer is one of the fastest rising comics on the scene. The former “Las Comic Standing” finalist has just realized Cutting on Comedy Central Records, a follow up to last year’s Comedy Central Presents standup special. Schumer has appeared on Adult Swim’s “Delocated” as well as HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” No stranger to network television, Schumer has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to name a few.
About Michael Yo:
Since 2008, Michael Yo has served as a celebrity correspondent for E! News, and he was the host of the popular live satellite radio show Yo on E! Michael also regularly appears as a round table panelist on “Chelsea Lately” and can often be seen as a Hollywood expert on CNN, FOX and MSNBC. Yo has successfully transitioned from radio to television and now to standup comedy.
About Chris Franjola:
Chris Franjola has been on the standup comedy scene for more than 20 years. Currently, Franjola can be seen as a regular roundtable cast member of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and he also appears in the show’s spinoff “After Lately.” In Franjola’s live show, fans can expect plenty of crowd-work, as well as hilarious personal anecdotes and stories.
UPCOMING PLAYBOY COMEDY HEADLINERS (headliners subject to change):
23-25 – Andrew Dice Clay* This show has special pricing with tickets starting at $59
30-July 2 – Ian Bagg and Ryan Hamilton
7-9 – Orny Adams
14-16 – Anthony Clark
21-23 – Amy Schumer with guest Michael Yo
28-30 – Chris Franjola
4-6 – Tommy Davidson
11-13 – Chris Delia
18-20 – Marco Maron
25-27 – Andy Kindler
1-3 – Dave Foley
About The Palms:
The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop destination. Owned by the Maloof family, the boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Amenities include the legendary Playboy Club; Ghostbar; Rain Nightclub; the Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Little Buddha; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; The Palms Pool & Bungalows; Palms Spa and AMP Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; LA Sunset Tan; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; Huntington Ink Tattoo Lounge; the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court; and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Palms has played host to MTV’s Video Music Awards, Real World: Las Vegas, Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown and E!’s Girls Next Door and Sunset Tan feature the resort on a regular basis. The Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road. For room reservation information, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit http://www.palms.com/. For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.