Jeremy Hotz at the Laugh Factory Inside the Tropicana Las Vegas

One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz will be making a special appearance this weekend (opening Thursday, Aug. 8 through Sunday), at the Laugh Factory inside The Tropicana Las Vegas, along with host Keith Reza with Matt Molchen featured.


Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With another stellar performance at this year’s Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs and his sold-out Canadian theater tour “What A Miserable Tour This Is….”, as well as performances all over the United States, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.


Jeremy Hotz

He returned to the “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival” in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 (voted Best Performer by the “Globe and Mail”), and 2008 (Chosen as Best in Fest by the “Montreal Gazette”). Recognition came quick, as American studios and networks showed interest and Jeremy was offered his first of many major development deals.


Another highlight for Jeremy was his debut appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, followed by five appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeremy has also appeared on Comedy Central with his own half hour special and was on MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour. This past summer, Jeremy filmed a one-hour TV special What A Miserable Show This Is… for CTV. Hotz has also headlined at HBO’s prestigious comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado.


Beyond his stand-up comic merits, Jeremy is also a talented actor who has appeared in the feature films My Favorite Martian (with Elizabeth Hurley) and Speed 2 (with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric). He starred in the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central and was nominated for a Gemini Award for the CBC’s OH CANA-DUH. He was the recipient of a Gemini Award for “Best Performance in a Comedy Show or Series” for his work in the celebrated series The Newsroom on the CBC and PBS in America.


Most recently, after headlining the Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland Comedy Festivals, Hotz was awarded the Jury Prize – Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Presently, Jeremy is working with Mad Jack Entertainment developing a reality show in which he is set to star. He is also creating a situation comedy with Dakota Productions as well as writing a feature length film premieres at Cannes. His DVD “What a Miserable DVD This Is…” will be released internationally and is available for purchase.


Show times are 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets range from $34.95 to $54.95. Call 702-739-2411.



We all would like our piece of the pie in life but when it comes to getting it, sometimes we can’t cut it alone. Enter Margie Shepherd, motivational speaker with international status and founder/owner/president of Maximize M Productions, who will be imparting her well-earned lessons on how to get the confidence to win your slice of life at A Slice of Vegas in the Mandalay Bay Shops on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Margie Shepherd: Celebrating Life

Open to the public, this you-don’t-want-to-miss event will encompass the philosophy that Shepherd, who has a national radio show, “Margie Shepherd: Celebrating Life,” that airs locally on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. on KDWN Radio, lives by: “A Winner Never Quits and a Quitter Never Wins.” Shepherd will recount her own moving story of how she fought and won through incredible obstacles to get where she is today and will show others how to look, feel, and dress like a million and embrace their personal power.


“You can overcome,” she states emphatically. “You can take your head out of the sand and be innovative and think creatively. I am a catalyst that changes lives with a total focus on the people, for the people, and by the people. I will be telling the crowd things they have never heard before. I’ll be teaching them how to sell themselves as well as sell their ideas and products to others. If there’s one word to describe me, it’s tenacious.”


With five-and-a-half decades of life coaching under her belt, the inspirational Shepherd has been honored many times, including by three different governors of Kentucky. Shepherd is the 2018 Speaker of the Year under the representation of Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers, for which the corporate office is located in Las Vegas.


“Board my plane of Ambition and I’ll land you at your airport of Success,” she encourages. “Motivate, Maximize—Monetize both professionally and personally.”


Along with a dynamic and fascinating presentation by Shepherd, which she promises will impact everyone, guests to the event will experience everything from bling to a who’s who of professionals and a red carpet. Admission to the event is $12 at the door or tickets can be obtained at or by calling/texting MARY at 702-907-2382.


To ease weather-related worries about buying NASCAR race tickets, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK) today announced a Fans First initiative that will have fans ‘singing in the rain. The Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee provides race fans the ultimate assurance in their NASCAR ticket investment. As part of the company’s new weather policy, if a NASCAR race is postponed due to weather and the ticket holder is unable to attend on the rescheduled date, a ticket credit can be issued toward a qualifying NASCAR race at any Speedway Motorsports venue. This initiative is valid for Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

“Of all major professional sports, none is as heavily impacted by adverse weather as NASCAR,” said Speedway Motorsports’ President and CEO Marcus Smith. “With drivers already racing on the very edge at nearly 200 mph, even a little rain can have a dramatic impact on race weekend schedules. What we want to do is take weather out of the ticket-buying equation, so fans can focus on having a great time and making memories on our premier NASCAR event weekends.”


Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee

Fans with an unused, eligible ticket will have 60 days from the original race date to request a ticket credit on a qualifying future event. The credit must be used toward another Speedway Motorsports’ NASCAR event within one calendar year of the original race date or the same event the following year, even if it takes place beyond the one-year mark. Certain restrictions may apply. Click here for further details on the Speedway Motorsports Weather Guarantee.


Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend

Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend, the leading bodybuilding contest for fitness enthusiasts, will return to the Orleans Arena Sept. 13-15. For the 13th consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest – an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) – will bring top bodybuilders and fitness professionals to the stage at Orleans Arena. Bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, and Las Vegas’ own Jay Cutler – have all earned multiple Mr. Olympia titles during their reign.

Athletes will compete in eight challenging divisions as the Mr. Olympia finals caps off a thrilling weekend of elite muscle and fitness competitions. In all divisions, there are newly improved competitors vying for the coveted Sandow trophy and champions gunning to maintain their standings.

Some of the bodybuilders competing this year include none other than 7x champion Phil “The Gift” Heath who has tied Schwarzenegger’s wins, Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay, Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden, former Mr. Olympia Dexter “The Blade” Jackson, Cedric McMillan, William Bonac, and Brandon Curry.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, fans can interact with the champions up close and in person at the Meet the Olympians event at Orleans Arena, held on the Concourse Level. VIP ticket holders and Platinum Members will be granted early entry at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, free of charge at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting


The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show at the Suncoast Casino, Sept. 2, features performances by tribute artists Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis, capturing the hilarity and chemistry of the famous comedy duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Since his first appearance at the Dean Martin Festival in 1998, Stevens has earned his title as one of the best Dean Martin tribute artists and has been recognized by Dean Martin’s daughter for his talents. Throughout his more than 10 years performing in Las Vegas, Stevens has amazed audiences with his memorable tributes to over 100 celebrities.


Having spent nearly 30 years performing throughout Australia, Tony Lewis has created a name for himself as a quintessential Jerry Lewis tribute artist. His one-man show has sold out countless venues and has earned him the respect as one of Australia’s best entertainers.


Showtime is 3 p.m. Tickets start at $14.95 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000; online at; or in-person at Suncoast, The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.


Looking forward to watching Jeremy at the Laugh Factory.

I’m outa here!

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