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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Location

Silver Legacy

Ticket Price

$21.95 Tue-Thu & Sun
$27.45 Fri & Sat

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Dennis Blair

July 18 - 23, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Dennis Blair

Dennis Blair is a true Renaissance man. He is an accomplished screenwriter, award-winning songwriter and comedic actor. Yet he is probably best known for the caustic observations and musical satires of his live comedy performances.

Early in his career, Rodney Dangerfield made him his protégé, and together they toured the United States and Canada for over three years. Dennis conceived and co-wrote Rodney’s hit movie, Easy Money, and also played two cameo roles. He co-wrote and was a featured actor in two Dangerfield specials on ABC, and was creative consultant for the album Rappin’ Rodney. The title song (which he co-wrote) was nominated for a Grammy Award.

His post-Rodney career has seen him opening for a multitude of celebrities such as Tom Jones, The Beach Boys, Garry Shandling, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jackie Mason, and George Carlin, with whom he toured for over eighteen years. He appeared on The Tonight Show several times. He won an Emmy Award for both writing and voiceovers for the animated film Confessions of a Standup. He has a book, Me First, about his experiences opening for some of the most famous celebrities in show business. He has released two standup comedy CD’s, Live Performance Anxiety, and Words, Music and Drunks as well as an album of original songs called I Sleep Naked in the Rain. He has also dabbled in theater, starring in Los Angeles in his self-penned, one-man musical comedy entitled Also Appearing…, about the ups and downs of his career as an opening act. And his new screenplay, The Money Trail, is being optioned by a production company in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, he continues to headline in comedy clubs and at corporate events and open for major celebrities, and also appears from time to time in the road production of The Rat Pack is Back as comedian Joey Bishop.

Movies, TV shows, theaters, comedy clubs, comedy and music albums, a book, a play…has he had his fill? "As long as there are jokes to be written," says Dennis, "and as long as my bank account remains at zero, I’ll be around."

 

Rocky LaPorte

July 25 - 30, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Rocky LaPorte

Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country, and he just recently appeared on on the season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing! Rocky received 5th place out of 10 contestants. A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, Rocky has accumulated a slew of performances throughout his career, including being a featured comic on Showtime‘s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies – Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.

 

Richie Minervini

August 1 - 6, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Richie Minervini

Performing at major casinos, comedy clubs, corporate events, theatres and cruise ships, comedian Richie Minervini knows how to keep an audience laughing. Richie is well known for his rapid-fire style delivery of good clean comedy. A veteran of standup comedy, Richie Minervini is a seasoned comedian. Richie is the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club and that was where celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James and Ray Romano started their standup careers. Richie’s television and movie credits include The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Under New Management, Grown Ups, Here Comes the Boom and Grown Ups 2. Richie is also the voice of Ostrich in Zookeeper. Having been dubbed “The Chameleon of Comedy” by his comedy peers, Richie Minervini adapts easily to any audience or venue.

 

Michael Finney

August 8 - 13, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Michael Finney

Comic magician Michael Finney, received the Academy of Arts Award for Comedy Magician of the Year in Hollywood. Similar to the Academy Awards for movie stars, the entertainers are nominated and voted on by members and peers of the magicians’ craft. Michael has also received the Academy of Magical Arts Parlor Magician of the Year Award.

Michael Finney has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1978. He began as a magic bartender at the Golden Eagle Restaurant and at the time he was hailed as one of Phoenix’s best bartenders by the New Times. For three years he was the “house magician” at Legend City Amusement Park. He then went on to Los Angles and began working comedy clubs while still living in Phoenix. In 1986, he brought his comedy back to Phoenix with the opening of FINNEY BONES Comedy Club, which ran until 1993 when he closed his club to pursue his magic and comedy career. In 1986 Michael Finney was a finalist on Star Search with Ed McMahon. In 1987 he received the Silver Lions Head from Siegfreid & Roy for his comedy and magic performances. Michael

Finney continued to perform at comedy clubs across the United States up to 40 weeks a year. He made six appearances on Fox’s Comic Strip Live, has appeared on HBO’s Comic on the Road, Sunday Comics with Lenny Clark, Bud Friedman’s Evening at the Improv and two NBC specials hosted by John Ritter: World’s Greatest Magic and World’s Wildest Magic. He also appeared on the Magic Hour with Hall of Fame basketball star Magic Johnson and Michael Finney has made two appearances on the George Lopez Show.

Magician Michael Finney continues appearances at corporate events, casino resorts, and has even performed in England in Manchester and New Castle. Michael Finney was also invited to perform at the inauguration of President Bush in January 2001. He received the Jimmy Durante Award for Comedy through the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Reno, Nevada, July 2004.

On a local level, Michael Finney was voted Comedian of the Year 1992, by the Arizona Entertainment Awards and he has hosted the annual Dry Heat Golf Classic Tournament. He formed the Michael Finney Foundation, which is a 501C3 charity, benefiting local children’s charities. In addition, Michael Finney has volunteered his time for the City of Phoenix police and fire departments and several other charity events.

 

Steve Hofstetter

August 15 - 20, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Steve Hofstetter

Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.

Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood, VH1's Countdown, Sundance's On the Road in America, and ABC's Barbara Walter's Special, where he thankfully did not cry. Having appeared on networks from Boston to Miami to Denver, his local television appearances are too numerous to count, especially if you're using your fingers.

One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released five albums and three books. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.

After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter's second live comedy album (Cure For the Cable Guy) reached #20 on Billboard's comedy charts. His third album (Dark Side of the Room) was the first ever pay-what-you-want comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes' comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts.

Hofstetter's brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook and 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores.

While Hofstetter's live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded "Sports Jerk of the Week," an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today's Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn't beaten Hofstetter's Mets. Yes, he's also a Mets fan. Poor kid.

While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter turned his column into two books, and syndicated it in several newspapers.

Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.

 

Greg Hahn

August 29 - September 3, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Greg Hahn

A favorite on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show, Greg Hahn has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, Fox, MTV, and CMT.

Hahn has parlayed an absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one-liners, and crowd work into an act with no waiting for the funny, just immediate pandemonium and panic. His massive likability and wild styles have led to numerous television, club, corporate, and now theater appearances throughout the country.

Developmentally arrested, Hahn was raised in South Florida, where in high school he amused the Catholic nuns by poking holes in his pockets enabling pens and pencils to shoot out of his pant leg.

As a college basketball player, his love of the half-court shot got him benched. As a captain in the Marines Corps, Hahn kept his men highly motivated and could not overemphasize that camouflage is continuous. While a buyer for Lockheed Corporation, he thought, “Why make $200 a day, when I can be a comedian and make that in a week?”

After several serious jobs where he refused to be serious, Hahn turned pro as a stand up comedian and landed the absurd gig as MC for a lumberjack show at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This show supplied him with four huge audiences a day, drunk ax swinging lumberjacks, and a log rolling dog that couldn't swim.

Soon afterwards, he worked as an actor in The Wild, Wild, Wild West Stunt Show at Universal Studios. For $20 an hour, he'd run out, fall down a few times, and get hit in the head with a stick. He continually honed his unique style of comedy and headed to New York City.

While in New York, Hahn developed into a touring headliner and co-starred in the independent film Tomorrow Night which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Then, after successful shows at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and the Chicago Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Hahn enjoyed television appearances on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, five episodes on Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh, Comedy Central's Pulp Comics: Louis CK's Filthy Stupid Talent Show, Fox's 30 Seconds to Fame and Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and CBS' Star Search.

When appearing on Star Search, Hahn was spotted by Tom Griswold of the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. Hahn has since established himself as a favorite guest on the show and starred on Comedy Central's Bob & Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour. He also headlines the Friends of the Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour, which included a stop at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, CMT Comedy Stage and insane appearances on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen have also added to Hahn's popularity across the country.

Continuing to advance his career in film and television, Hahn now lives in Los Angeles where he goes nuts on our stage here at the Laugh Factory.

 

Murray SawChuck

September 12 - 17, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Murray SawChuck

Murray SawChuck who is currently headlining at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas strip nightly really made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.

Murray has just become one of YouTube’s newest sensations with his first viral video hitting over 37 million views and all his other video going over 1 million views. Murray is a regular guest star on History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” as a Magic Expert. He has also been featured on over 20 Reality shows from America’s Got Talent, Pawn Stars, CW’s Masters of Illusion, SYFY’s Wizard Wars, VH1’s Celebracadabra, TLC’s 4 Houses and What Not to Wear, Reelz Extreme Escapes, PopTV’s Don’t Blink, Master Chef, Top Gear, Hallmark’s Home & Family, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, and many many more!

Murray John SawChuck was born in Burnaby, British Columbia – Canada and always had the passion for adventure. At age 3, he began swimming and golfing. He learned how to play the accordion, keyboard and saxophone at 5 years old. At age 7, he began dance lessons that included: ballet, Russian, swing, break dancing, ballroom, etc. He was an avid athlete and enjoyed participating in soccer, baseball, snow skiing, horseback riding, etc.

Murray’s parents, John and Arlene presented him with a Siegfried and Roy magic kit when he was 7 years old and his uncle and aunt Bill and Olga gave him a magic gift that changed his life. Murray envisioned himself as an entertainer incorporating magic, music and dance in his routines. He wanted to perform for audiences like his idols Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Danny Kaye and Phyllis Diller.

As a teen, Murray had over 21 different jobs from bus boy to fixing bicycles, and lifeguard at local pools. He continued to entertain folks by dancing, playing the accordion and saxophone. He continued his studies and received a degree in Broadcast Communications and Journalism.

When Murray was a young man he met Marvyn and Carol Roy, a.k.a. “Mr. Electric.” The couple had toured worldwide for over 50 years and mentored Murray while he grew from an accomplished magician to an international star.

Murray was the only magician globally who invented a magic act that included the manipulation of a multitude of Compact Discs when he began his professional career called The CD Act!

Murray has won over 32 awards for his performances nationally and internationally and received the title of “World Champion.” He has delighted audiences in theatres from Monaco and Paris to Las Vegas and the legendary Playboy Mansion. Recently he was honored with 4 awards, The Hollywood FAME Award for contribution to Magic on TV, the LA Comedy Award for BEST COMEDY SHOW, TOP 100 Business Men of Nevada and 100 Most Distinguished Men of Nevada.

 

Johnny Sanchez

September 19 - 24, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Johnny Sanchez

Johnny Sanchez is one of America's premiere comedians. Johnny was a cast member on FOX's hit sketch comedy series MADtv for the show's last two seasons. Most notably with his fan favorite character, "Lil Joker." His other TV appearances include an HBO Comedy Showcase, The Late Late Show on CBS, Comics Unleashed on ABC, the USO Comedy Tour and his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central. He was also one of only a handful of comedians personally chosen by George Lopez to appear on Lopez Tonight. Johnny also lent his voice to the Oscar Winning Animated film Happy Feet as Lombardo, alongside Robin Williams and Elijah Wood. He spent three weeks in Sydney, Australia working on and reprising his role in Happy Feet Two, which has added such stars as Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Hank Azaria and Sophia Vegara. And he finished up 2011 by being cast as one of the lead characters, hilariously named Quesadilla, in the independent comedy film Taco Shop.

 

Sam Tripoli & Allan Stephan

September 26 - October 1, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Sam Tripoli

Sam Tripoli is a comedian and writer whose credits include: "Dying Laughing," "The Joe Rogan Experience," "The Jason Ellis Show" on Sirius, "Wild World of Spike" on SpikeTV, "Live Nude Girls" on Netflix, "Comics Without Borders!" "The Howard Stern Show" and Deathsquad.

 

Allan Stephan

Allan Stephan has made a name for himself on the stand up scene with a brand of conversational humor coupled with finely honed improvisational skills.

A longtime veteran of the comedy club circuit, Stephan has a much deserved reputation as one of the quickest and funniest off-the-cuff comics working today. Stephan has been able to take his best material and work the audience based upon what they want to hear and talk about.

He has headlined every major club in the country, and for six years played to sold-out casinos and arenas with the notorious Outlaws of Comedy starring comedian Sam Kinison.

He's also opened for many famous acts including Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, and Smokey Robinson, just to name a few. Stephan turned to writing in the mid-90s and soon became the executive producer on the hit television show Roseanne and served as co-executive producer on HBO's Arli$$.

He was nominated for a WGA Award in 2007 for the show he co-created, Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl on HBO. Stephan was also nominated two times for an NAACP Image Award and has been recognized with a Humanitas Certificate for his television writing contributions that enrich the human condition. Stephan’s done many pilots and specials along the way including some for MTV, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Sony.

Stephan's humor can best be described as a cross between the down-home manner of your favorite uncle and the acerbic tongue of a Doonesbury or Far Side comic strip.

To quote a recent reviewer, "Stephan's refreshing act turns on audience participation. The way he bounces lines off each person he approaches and integrates members of the audience into his comic patter is remarkable. This constant interaction, coming with ease and agility appears more natural than rehearsed and bonds the performer and audience in more ways than laughter."

 

Ruben Paul

October 3 - 8, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Ruben Paul

Ruben Paul is one of the most unique and versatile comedians working today. His quick wit and vivid story telling takes audiences on a hilarious ride from beginning to end.

Ruben was born and raised in Carson, California, which is one of the most diverse cities in the Los Angeles area. “I grew up in an all black neighborhood, went to an all Mexican high school, went to an all “white” church and shopped at a lot of Asian stores,” he quips. Being the youngest child of immigrant parents from Haiti but the only one born in America gives him a very interesting perspective on life. That upbringing is the foundation of Ruben’s universal appeal. He has a very uncommon ability to connect with all types of audiences, no matter the age, race, creed or color. So it’s no surprise that Ruben has become an audience favorite not only in the U.S. and Canada, but abroad as well. He has performed for international audiences in Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and The Middle East. The response was so overwhelming that Ruben was brought back to do ”back by popular demand” shows in Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Shanghai Beijing, Singapore and more.

Ruben’s talents as a writer and performer have garnered him many honors. In 2014, he was invited to perform at one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world, The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. While there, he received critical acclaim from his performance on one of the festivals prestigious galas. Ruben’s stand up appearances on television reinforces his versatility as a comedian with performances on Comedy Central,”The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Lopez Tonight,” Showtime’s special “Russell Peters Presents,” B.E.T’s “Comic View,” ”Comics Unleashed” and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” to name a few. Ruben has toured extensively and collaborated with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment including Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and most recently with Russell Peters on both of his record breaking world tours, ”Notorious” and “Almost Famous.” Those tours gave him the opportunity to perform live for thousands of fans in sold out arenas around the world, which helped Ruben expand his own audience in the U.S.and internationally.

As well as being a gifted Stand Up Comedian, he is also a very accomplished actor that can be seen in such films as “Deliver Us from Eva” with actor/rapper LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union, and “Ground Control” with Kiefer Sutherland. Ruben has also had guest starring television roles on “The Jamie Foxx Show,” recurring role on “Pensacola Wings of Gold” and a regular cast member on B.E.T.’s hidden camera show “Socially Offensive Behavior” with D.L. Hughley.

His undeniable charisma, honesty and spontaneity make him a crowd favorite every where he goes. Ruben is a star on the rise and a great performer that you definitely don’t want to miss.

 

Jay Black

October 10 - 15, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

Jay Black

Jay Black is a former high school teacher turned comedian. He made his mark on the college circuit performing at over 400 colleges and was recently named the nation’s Top College Comedian. Beyond colleges, Black is a regular on the club scene, opening for stars such as Joel McHale, Ben Bailey, Sinbad, Bobcat Goldthwait, Christopher Titus and Greg Fitzsimmons, as well as headlining rooms in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Black can be seen on Showtime, NBC, Fox Business, A&E and CBC, and also recently made his debut appearance on the Howard Stern Network. He has made regular appearances as a pop culture critic on Extra and Angelo Cataldi’s top-rated Philadelphia radio program; however he is most proud of entertaining troops and their families as the host of Army Entertainment’s “I. A.M. Strong” tour.

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