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Comedy Central's "Workaholics" Star Erik Griffin at the Laugh Factory

Comedy Central's "Workaholics" Star Erik Griffin at the Laugh Factory

Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Griffin will be at the Laugh Factory, inside the New Tropicana Las Vegas, this weekend for a special engagement. Assisting him in keeping the audience laughing is Sandy Danto and Jeff Capri.   Griffin tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, released in March, and his Comedy Central Presents Half-H[...]
Rock the Night for The Shade Tree

Rock the Night for The Shade Tree

Caesars Entertainment, Darin Feinstein, venture capitalist and owner of Las Vegas-based Red Mercury Entertainment, alongside Executive Producer Larry Rudolph in the award-winning Las Vegas residency for Britney Spears, “Britney: Piece of Me” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, launched “Rock the Night for The Shade Tree” this past Wednesday, April 5. After months of careful planning and collaboration of all three powerhouse entertainment entities, an impactful partnership was fo[...]
Don Rickles, Looking Back at the Comedy Legend

Don Rickles, Looking Back at the Comedy Legend

Gosh darn. Another one of the greats has left us, Don Rickles! Wow, this one is really a huge loss, as if any passing isn’t a big loss, but really, gang, this one goes way back to around 1958-59 (not positive on the year) when one night we stopped off at a little night club in Hollywood, California. We, meaning myself and Joe Louis (the former Heavyweight Champion of the World). We had wrapped up a TV show promoting an up-coming fight, when Joe said let’s go to this place called the Slate Brothe[...]
Remembering Conductor & Musician Vincent Falcone

Remembering Conductor & Musician Vincent Falcone

The world lost a fabulous talent last Friday. I lost a great friend. Vincent Falcone departed our earthly venue for a far better and most beautiful gig, where many of his buddies now reside. The orchestra has been waiting for him for more than a year.  They were notified in March, 2016, that Vinnie was ill on earth. They, of course, were hoping that he would not make the trip, but should destiny put him on that final flight, they wanted to greet him royally.  Among those lining up to welcome him[...]
Jacob Young LIVE in Concert at Laugh Factory

Jacob Young LIVE in Concert at Laugh Factory

Emmy-award winning actor Jacob Young made his casino debut as the opening act for “Dynasty” diva Joan Collins in her one-woman show. And, come this Sunday and Monday, March 26-27, Jacob will return to the Las Vegas Strip when he presents his new country music show alongside a small group of talented musicians, inside the Laugh Factory at the New Tropicana Resort.  At the time of his first Strip performance, Jacob was playing “JR” Chandler on the classic television show “All My Children.”  Their [...]
Basile, Michael Parise and Jeremy Hotz at The Laugh Factory

Basile, Michael Parise and Jeremy Hotz at The Laugh Factory

The Laugh Factory located on the mezzanine level of the New Tropicana Hotel will be filled with laughter this week, and next week, with the stand-up comedian with a single name, Basile, headlining over the coming weekend (Mar.16-19), followed by two major players in the field of comedy taking over the club next week. First in on Monday, Mar. 20, will be Michael “Wheels” Parise, topping the line-up through Wednesday (Mar. 22). On Thursday Jeremy Hotz takes over through Sunday, Mar. 26. Holding do[...]
Mint 400 Wrap-up and Race Weekend with the Kobalt 400 and Boyd Gaming 300

Mint 400 Wrap-up and Race Weekend with the Kobalt 400 and Boyd Gaming 300

The Mint 400 off-road race, held just outside Las Vegas, concluded last Saturday evening with a tremendous last minute pass by Las Vegas resident, and second generation off-roader, Rob MacCachren taking home the overall victory, after 15 attempts at the coveted checkered flag. Rob had won everything else there was to win, but the Mint title had beaten him every time. But not anymore.  His Ford Trick Truck was honed in for the roughest course in off-road, while his BF Goodrich tires held [...]
Legends in Concert 34th Anniversary Show, plus 2017 Mint 400 Kick Off

Legends in Concert 34th Anniversary Show, plus 2017 Mint 400 Kick Off

I saw a hell-of-a-show the other night.  That’s right, gang, you have never heard me say that of any other show in a very, very long time.   On Thursday, May 5, 1983 I sat in the showroom at the Imperial Palace Hotel (now gone but not forgotten) to watch a new concept show make its debut. It was called “Legends in Concert.” Like I said it was a new idea: dead superstars were being re-created by live actors who were close in appearance, and could use their own voice to sing or talk lik[...]


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