Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

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Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23

Don Rickles

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 21 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

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Legendary “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 11-12

Continuing his record-breaking 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles is set to perform at The Orleans Showroom October 11 and 12.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor” – one Johnny Depp lamented never receiving during his speech as part of SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles,” that aired in May 2014.

The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced.  The event featured luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when Rickles spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults.  Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles towards a celebrated career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. He recently appeared on Showtime’s new series, “Inside Comedy,” where fellow comedian David Steinberg interviewed him.  In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy® Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Don through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
Don Rickles

 

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Acclaimed Comedian Charlie Murphy to Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom on September 26

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Acclaimed Comedian Charlie Murphy to Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom on September 26

American actor, comedian and writer, Charlie Murphy will bring his hilarious stand-up routine to the Suncoast Showroom on September 26.

Murphy has a history in Hollywood comedy, having worked with his younger brother Eddie Murphy in movies and comedy as well as spending time as a cast member and writer on celebrated Comedy Central sketch series, “Chapelle’s Show.” He has also appeared on a wide variety of television talk, variety and news shows, including “Lopez Tonight,” “The Monique Show,” “The Joy Behar Show” and Fox Business’s “National Primetime Show.”

Murphy’s first major role in a motion picture was in the 1993 film “CB4,” where he portrayed the antagonist, Gusto. Additionally, Murphy has appeared in “The Guys Who Move Furniture,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Our Family Wedding,” “A Perfect Holiday,” “Kings Ransom,” “Roll Bounce,” Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” and “Mo’ Betta Blues,” “Unearthed,” “Night At The Museum” and “Harlem Nights.”

Murphy’s screenwriting credits include “Norbit,” starring Eddie Murphy, which opened #1 at the box office, a remake of “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” “Vampire In Brooklyn,” “Paper Soldiers” and “Tales of the Dogg.”

In late February 2010, the stand-up special, “Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize” premiered on Comedy Central, followed by the filming of his second live stand-up DVD, “Charlie Murphy’s Acid Trip” in 2012.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

Charlie Murphy

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Comedy Icon Paul Rodriguez Will Light Up the Stage for the Grand Opening of the World-Famous Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

Comedy Icon Paul Rodriguez Will Light Up the Stage for the Grand Opening

of the World-Famous Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

The renowned Laugh Factory, which has been hailed by USA Today as “the #1 comedy club in the country,” is proud to announce its Grand Opening at the New Tropicana Las Vegas with special guest headliner Paul Rodriguez, May 23-24.

For four shows, Rodriguez will bring his wildly popular brand of comedy to the Laugh Factory Las Vegas stage. With over three decades of comedy under his belt, this irrefutable funnyman guarantees laughs, in more than one language.

Rodriguez has appeared in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials. His  impressive filmography includes “Without Men,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Ali,” “Tortilla Soup,” “Blood Work,” “Rat Race” and “Chasing Papi.”

Rodriguez has also appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” He has lent his voice to the popular animated programs “King of the Hill” and “Dora the Explorer,” and currently hosts “Mis Videos Locos with Paul Rodriguez” on Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más.

An accomplished writer, director and producer, Rodriguez’s hit projects include the comedy concert film “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia, the feature film “A Million to Juan,” and six comedy specials for HBO. He also has the distinguished credit of performing the first one-hour stand-up comedy special, “Dime Con Quien Andas,” on Telemundo.

The crowd-pleasing Ron Pearson will join Rodriguez. Beware: This comedian, actor and world-record juggler has been known to come equipped with a unicycle and does not shy away from enlisting the help of audience members. Pearson started his career as a child street performer and has since appeared in multiple television shows including “Malcolm and Eddie,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “That 70’s Show.” He has been a guest on late-night shows such as “The Late Late Show” and “The Dennis Miller Show.”

The world-famous Laugh Factory is known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy including Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Chris Tucker, Robin Williams and many more.

Special Grand Opening VIP Package tickets will be offered for the 8:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, for $60.00 (plus applicable taxes). This one-time offer includes access to the Grand Opening red carpet at 6:00 p.m., access to the pre-show reception, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Tickets to see Paul Rodriguez and other Laugh Factory shows start at $31.90 (plus applicable taxes). Shows are performed daily at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and feature different marquee acts each week, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow.

 

Laugh Factory Schedule:

May 21-22: Ron Pearson will headline.

May 23-24: Paul Rodriguez will headline.

May 25: Harry Basil will headline

May 26-27: Ron Pearson will headline.

 

World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal

at the New Tropicana Las Vegas

The world famous Laugh Factory and the New Tropicana Las Vegas are launching a multi-venue comedy experience at the recently transformed Strip property. Fun World Media has partnered with Laugh Factory to build this new comedy empire and the first stage of the roll-out will be opening Laugh Factory Las Vegas, a comedy showroom starring the hottest comedians in the business, from established stand-up superstars to the young rising stars of tomorrow. The announcement was made today by the New Tropicana Las Vegas, Jamie Masada, owner of Laugh Factory, and Joseph Merhi, CEO of Fun World Media.

In addition to opening Laugh Factory Las Vegas, Laugh Factory and Fun World Media, an international television and film production company, will co-produce monthly Laugh Factory Superstar Comedy Concerts for the 1,000-seat Tropicana Theater. The partners will also develop and co-produce a variety of comedy specials, television series, reality shows and films; including new episodes of a Laugh Factorys Supreme Court of Comedy which airs on DirecTV, all at the New Tropicana Las Vegas. Laugh Factory will also work with Tropicana Las Vegas to design a new Comedy Walk of Fame, Comedy Wall of Fame and Stand-Up Comedy Interactive Museum, inducting comedy legends and modern stand-up celebrities to establish the venue as the empire of comedy in Las Vegas.

This project is part of the $180 million transformation of Tropicana Las Vegas into a vibrant, exciting resort with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. Its complete transformation includes a fresh redesign of each best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants and bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, a new spa and fitness center, and a new beach club and nightclub. Prepare to be surprised!

Tropicana Las Vegas South Beach atmosphere has added a new dimension to the grand dame of the Strip said Masada. We hope to add lightness and laughter to accompany these changes and make the resort a world-class comedy destination. The details of our star-studded grand opening will be announced later this month.

We are thrilled to welcome the renowned Laugh Factory to our property, said Fred Harmon, vice president of talent and image relations at the New Tropicana Las Vegas. We look forward to adding such a strong comedy brand to our exciting lineup of entertainment.

The world famous Laugh Factory is known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy including Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Chris Tucker, Robin Williams and many more.

About the Laugh Factory

Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory (www.LaughFactory.com) has been recognized as “the #1 comedy club in the country” by such high-profile media as USA Today. With locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale), Long Beach (opened in 2008), and Chicago (opened Feb. 2012), comedy’s top stars, as well as today’s brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage.

About the New Tropicana Las Vegas | http://www.troplv.com

Prepare to be surprised! The New Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of todays global travelers with a recently completed $180 million transformation which provides a true resort experience. In addition to a vibrant and exciting motif with a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the hotel, resort and casino includes a fresh redesign of every best-in-class room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room and race and sports book, the recently debuted Glow®, A Mandara Spa and fitness center, and RPM Nightclub which opened on New Years Eve 2011. SPF Beach Club coming spring 2012.

About Fun World Media

Fun World Media (www.FunWorldMedia.com) is a diversified international entertainment and media enterprise, specializing in producing and distributing cutting edge family oriented television, feature films and web based entertainment. The distribution arm of Fun World Media also represents high-quality, third-party content spanning a variety of genres including sports, action, adventure and drama. The Company owns Las Vegas Production Studios, a 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art sound stage and production facility behind the Palms Hotel.