Iliza Returns to the Aces of Comedy Series Saturday, July 7

 

 

 

 

Following up on her previously sold-out tour, comedian Iliza returns to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Saturday, July 7 at 10 p.m. with her Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour.  Fresh off the release of her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity, she comes packed her unique brand of “digestible feminist” humor, finding laughs in the way both women and men behave in hopes we can all learn to better understand one another. 

Since becoming the youngest and only female to win NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Iliza has become one of today’s funniest touring comedians with a legion of loyal fans who go so far as to create their own Iliza-inspired swag to wear to her shows. She recently completed filming her fourth Netflix special “Elder Millennial” as well as a supporting role the upcoming Paramount Pictures film “Instant Family,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne.  

Tickets starting at $29.99, plus service charges, go on sale Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office, online at mgmresorts.com/mirage or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777. Children over the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older). Children under 16 are not permitted.  

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive meet-and-greet package that includes VIP seating, tour merchandise and a meet-and-greet with Iliza. This package starts at $65, plus service charges, and go on sale Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. PT.

Guests looking for exclusive ticket prices and discounts for select Aces of Comedy comedians can sign up for M life Rewards – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program. M life Rewards provides members benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the company’s incomparable collection of resort destinations. To join, or for more information, visit mgmresorts.com/mlife.

 

About Aces of Comedy
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide.  The 1,257-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances.  The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, David Spade, Tim Allen, and Gabriel Iglesias among others.

About The Mirage
Ideally located, The Mirage Hotel & Casino 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 accommodations; dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, Boyz II Men and the Aces of Comedy series; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio; 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). For more information and reservations, visit mgmresorts.com/mirage call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

FOX ORDERS EIGHT ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS”

WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS
FOX ORDERS EIGHT ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF
“WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS”  All-New Episode Airs Tonight on FOX 

FOX has ordered an additional eight episodes of the irreverent unscripted comedy series WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS. Hosted by Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE), the series is inspired by the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, and showcases the best “epic fail” viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Each week a panel of comedians choose their favorite “fail” videos and try to convince Crews to pick theirs as “Fail of the Week.” But, ultimately, it is Crews who crowns the winner.

In tonight’s all-new episode, “Gravity: It Kinda Sucks,” airing 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, comedians Annie Lederman (“Chelsea Lately”), Russell Peters (“Are We There Yet?,” BOB’S BURGERS) and Jo Koy (“Chelsea Lately”) are the featured guest panellists, and NEW GIRL’s Lamorne Morris makes a special appearance.

WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS ranks No. 1 in its time period among Men 18-34 (tie), Teens (tie) and No. 2 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and has improved upon FOX’s prior season average in the time period with entertainment programming in Adults 18-49 (+38%), Adults 18-34 (+60%), Teens (+50%) and Total Viewers (+45%).

Other guest panelists this season include Erik Griffin (“Workaholics”), Jessimae Peluso (“Girl Code”), Josh Wolf (“Chelsea Lately”), Iliza Shlesinger (“Last Comic Standing”), Tone Bell (“Bad Judge”), Jamie Lee (“The Pete Holmes Show”), Kurt Braunohler (“Bunk”), Cameron Esposito (“Maron”), Loni Love (“The Real”), Chris Franjola (“Anarchy Afterword”), Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24: Live Another Day”), Arden Myrin (“Chelsea Lately”), Brian Posehn (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) and Greg Proops (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”).

Owned and operated by Jukin Media, the worldwide leader in the discovery, acquisition and distribution of user-generated and viral video content, FailArmy is the premier destination for the funniest videos on the web. FailArmy is a Top 100 YouTube channel with more than six million subscribers and one billion total video views.

WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS is produced by dick clark productions (dcp) and Jukin Media. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions; Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO of Jukin Media; Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer of Jukin Media; and Nicolle Yaron serve as executive producers. Mark Bracco, EVP of Programming and Development for dick clark productions;  Assaf Blecher, VP of Programming and Development for dick clark productions  and Aliyah Silverstein serve as co-executive producers. “Like” WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS on Facebook at facebook.com/WorldsFunniestFailsFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @funniestfailstv and join the discussion using #funniestfails. See photos and video on Instagram @funniestfailsfox.

 

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Group shot - Kurt funny faceAbout dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as the 2015 debut of BOOM! (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Jukin Media
Jukin Media is a multi-platform media company and the worldwide leader in the discovery, acquisition and distribution of today’s hottest user-generated video content. The company’s global distribution network includes premier media and entertainment outlets such as CNN, FOX, NBC, MTV and countless other broadcasters, publishers and platforms that license its content. Jukin Media produces programs for TV, the web and emerging platforms, including the FOX unscripted comedy WORLD’S FUNNIEST FAILS with dick clark productions, and it runs the largest viral video entertainment network on YouTube with more than 800 million monthly views. For more information, visit http://jukinmedia.com.

Comedian John Mulaney Makes Aces of Comedy Debut

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COMEDIAN JOHN MULANEY MAKES ACES OF COMEDY DEBUT

Chicago native will make a one-night stop at the Terry Fator Theatre

The Mirage Hotel & Casino welcomes John Mulaney when he makes his Aces of Comedy debut Friday, March 6. Mulaney, who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, currently stars in “Mulaney,” FOX’s new comedy about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level. He also serves as creator, writer and executive producer of the series.

“I’ve heard great things about the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage and I’m excited to make my debut as part of the 2014 lineup,” said Mulaney.

Tickets starting at $39.99, plus service charges, are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Theatre box office, online at mirage.com or ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111.

Mulaney was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008 – the same year he began working at “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian appeared as a Weekend Update correspondent and co-created characters with Bill Hader such as “Stefon.” Mulaney’s first comedy special, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009 and was reviewed as “a finely-crafted piece of work” by The Huffington Post. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012,  and upon review EW.com hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”

 

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About the Aces of Comedy Series:
The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide.  The 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances.  The Aces of Comedy series, launched in 2010, has featured some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Daniel Tosh, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, Kevin James, Gabriel Iglesias, Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers, among others.

Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar Introduces Open Mic Night

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Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar Introduces Open Mic Night

Musicians, comedians and magicians are welcome to take the mic every Friday night 

Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar is introducing Open Mic Night on Friday, Aug. 23. Every Friday from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. all musicians, comedians and magicians are welcome to take the mic and show off their talents. Jason Hutchings; a local musician, songwriter and producer will host Open Mic Night.

Grape Street is also offering a reverse happy hour, with half off on all appetizers and buy one glass of wine or beer and get the next one free during Open Mic Night. Happy hour is not valid with any other offer.

“We want our guests to have fun while dining with us,” said John McKibben, executive chef & owner of Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar. “What better way to add a little more excitement to their dining experience, than with live entertainment.”

Jason Hutchings got his start in music playing for Professor Punn, a local band that opened and toured with Sublime and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hutchings has produced music for ESPN, SPIKE TV and independent films. He attended the acclaimed Musicians Institute where he obtained a degree in music production. He has performed with local groups including: The Watson Family and DevilCar.

About Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar
Grape Street opened in Las Vegas in November 1997 and offers an Italian, Mediterranean and California bistro style menu. The restaurant has been ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat for its cuisine and was named a “Top 10 Las Vegas Wine Bar Restaurant” by Gayot. With a full retail license customers can purchase bottles of wine to go for 50 percent off or 60 percent off for a case. Grape Street has a private room available for parties and also offers catering. Grape Street is located at 7501 W Lake Mead Blvd. and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information on Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar visit http://www.grapestreetcafe.com/ or call 702.228.9463.

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Riviera Casino & Hotel Searching for Next Las Vegas Strip Comic Headliner

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Riviera Casino & Hotel Searching for Next Las Vegas Strip Comic Headliner

Submit 3-5 minute video for chance to be featured comic at Riviera Comedy Club for one week

The Riviera Casino & Hotel has welcomed some of the funniest people onstage at the Riviera Comedy Club since opening in 1955, from Bob Hope and George Carlin to Gallagher and Andrew Dice Clay. Now the iconic club is looking to give one rising star the shot to be a featured comic on the Las Vegas Strip. A total of 16 comedians will be selected from submitted entries and invited to perform in a weekly, live competition each Saturday from Mar. 23 – Apr. 13 at 10 p.m. The winner of each of the four live performances will compete for the title of “Riviera Featured Comic” during the finale on Saturday, Apr. 20.

“There are genuinely funny people out there, whether novices or experienced comedians, who are just looking for their big break, and we’re inviting those funny people from around the country to join the competition,” says Mark Massimino, director of entertainment at Riviera Casino & Hotel. “Winning this competition would be a great resume builder for any comedian, and who knows, we may even find a new regular headliner.”

Comedians are invited to upload a 3-5 minute performance video to the Riviera’s Facebook – http://a.pgtb.me/rpZzFkor by mailing in a DVD of their performance to the Riviera. Entrants must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID and cannot have performed at the Riviera in the past three years. A full list of rules can be found at www.RivieraHotel.com.

About The Riviera Casino & Hotel
Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com.

The Laugh Factory Las Vegas Presents: This Week’s Line-Up— Ahmed Ahmed, Ron Pearson and Roz Browne

The Laugh Factory Las Vegas Presents: This Week’s Line-Up—

Ahmed Ahmed, Ron Pearson and Roz Browne

The legendary Laugh Factory Las Vegas at the New Tropicana Las Vegas is proud to introduce this week’s impressive comedy lineup. Ahmed Ahmed will be taking the stage April 9 to April 15, along with Ron Pearson and Roz Browne. The comedy showroom features different marquee acts each week, hosting the hottest comedians in the business, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow. Laugh Factory Las Vegas shows are daily at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes) for VIP tickets. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals and Tropicana hotel guests for both 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows.

A comic veteran, Ahmed Ahmed has made a name for himself with his keen observations and provocative sense of humor. Whether musing on life as an Arab-American in the post-9/11 world or describing a harrowing visit to the proctologist, his hilarious anecdotes and ability to connect with diverse audiences have garnered wide praise.

Ahmed has appeared in movies and television shows including “Iron Man,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour” and MTV’s “PUNK’D.” His fresh voice and unique perspective have put him on “The View,” National Public Radio and the front page of The Wall Street Journal.

Ahmed recently made his directorial debut with the film “Just Like Us,” which is slated for a spring 2012 release.

Ron Pearson is a comedian, actor and world-record juggler. Starting his career as a child street performer, Pearson has now developed his own brand of humor to captivate audiences across the globe. Pearson has appeared in multiple television shows, including “Malcolm and Eddie,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “That 70’s Show” and more. He has made appearances on late night shows including, “The Late Late Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show.” He also found time to host game shows and reality television shows for the Family Channel and the Discovery Channel.

Boston native and stand-up sensation Roz Browne has been burning up stages across the globe for almost two decades. She has appeared on ABC’s “The View,” “Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen,” “Que Locos Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View,” “The Best of Comic View” and “America’s Funniest People.” She was featured at the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York and was voted Boston Metro’s Favorite Comedian during the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival. She also produces the popular “Merry Wives of Comedy” show. Film credits include Danny DeVito’s blockbuster film “How High,” “Sunset Park” and “Deirdra’s Party.”

UPCOMING LAUGH FACTORY LAS VEGAS ACTS:

April 16-22: James Stephens III and Bill Dawes

April 23-29: Harry Basil and Andrew Norelli

April 30-May 6: Alex Ortiz, Rene Garcia and Aida Rodriguez