Looking for a way to lighten the mood after blowing your bankroll on the penny slots? Look no further than the numerous comedy shows in Las Vegas that range from big-name headline performers to smaller lounge acts.
There is also a diversity in pricing, with shows scattered across the cost spectrum, ensuring there is an option for all budgets.
To help you identify a good fit, I wanted to rank shows based on customer reviews on TripAdvisor, and also point out the various comedy club options that exist.
Note that my rankings of the best comedy shows in Vegas exclude magic shows that also incorporate comedy, however, those options can be found in our rankings of the best magic shows in Vegas.
For each show, I’ll be sure to link out to a couple of different ticket sellers where applicable, allowing you to easily shop around and find the best deal.
Best Comedy Shows in Las Vegas
As you’re sure to notice below, there’s an abundance of great comedy show options in Las Vegas, with a handful tying for the title of “Best Comedy Show”, all earning an impressive 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor.
With options ranging from raunchy to family-friendly, there’s certainly a solid option for all tastes.
You were likely introduced to Carrot Top by his series of commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT, however, he has come a long way since, now headlining a comedy show at Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip. Carrot Top’s show feeds off of current events and uses props to leave your gut in agony.
Earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 2,670+ reviews, Carrot Top easily ranks among best comedy shows in Las Vegas.
Menopause The Musical
The perfect activity for a girls’ weekend, Menopause The Musical calls Harrah’s home and pokes fun at the changes that occur mid-life “leaving no topic untouched”.
Earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after over 820 reviews, Menopause ranks right up there among the top comedy shows on the Strip.
Another product of “America’s Got Talent”, Terry Fator won the whole thing in 2007 and now calls New York New York home on the Strip. Uniquely, the show leverages puppets, as Fator is a ventriloquist and singer that can emulate over 200 celebrity voices.
Earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 3,650+ reviews, “Terry Fator: Who’s The Dummy Now” finds itself among the best comedy options in town.
Performing at Tropicana, Rich Little specializes in celebrity impersonations and has been dubbed “The man of 1,000 voices”. Highly regarded by fans, Rich Little is among to top comedy shows in Vegas earning 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 170+ reviews, at a palatable price point of under $50.
Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis
Located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Comedy Hypnosis invites audience members on stage to be the hypnotized star of the show. Are you brave enough to volunteer? Over 1,150 fans are in agreement that this show packs a comedic punch awarding 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor.
Billed as “Extremely Funny Hypnosis”, Kevin Lepine’s show at 4 Queens leverages audience participation to create a fresh product nightly. After 775+ reviews, the show has earned 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor and the price point is notably affordable at around $20.
From the outside looking in this one is admittedly weird. Tape Face, a performer that, as the name suggests, performs with tape covering his mouth and was made famous in part by an appearance on “America’s Got Talent” in 2016.
While some may bristle at the idea of seeing a comedy show with a muted performer, I’d encourage you to think twice as the show has earned a solid 4.0/5 stars on TripAdvisor after over 210 reviews. Performing at Harrah’s, the show is kid-friendly and one the whole family is likely to enjoy.
Lioz Show – This is Not Comedy
A newer act, Lioz Shem Tov’s show may look like magic… but it’s not. Instead, it’s a hilarious parody that was brought into the spotlight by “America’s Got Talent”. While the show previously called The Magic Attic at Horseshoe home, Lioz has moved to The Orleans, which is away from the Strip.
While the show hasn’t yet earned an adequate number of reviews to be included in our rankings, we’ll be sure to slot it in as they trickle in.
Eddie Griffin Experience
You know him from movies like “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”, “Scary Movie 3”, “John Q”, and more, but Eddie Griffin now calls the iconic Sahara home for his stand-up comedy routine which is offered multiple times per week. Tickets tend to land in the $75 range and can be purchased here:
Comedy Clubs in Vegas
Comedy clubs in Las Vegas are a fun option as they feature rotating acts at a reduced price point when compared to the headliners above. Be warned that these stand-up shows can be hit or miss as the acts won’t always jive with your sense of humor, but that’s part of the adventure.
Comedy clubs publish their acts in advance and I recommend doing a quick YouTube search of performers to gauge if it’s worth seeing them live. There’s nothing worse than buying a ticket to a comic that doesn’t mesh with your sense of humor.
Aces of Comedy at Mirage
While many comedy clubs in Las Vegas bring in lesser-known acts, Aces of Comedy at Mirage pulls out the big guns. Names like Daniel Tosh, Jerry Seinfeld, David Spade, Ray Romano, Bill Maher, and George Lopez among others are brought in to fill the schedule in the form of short residencies. Comedy fans will want to check the Aces of Comedy calendar to see who will be performing when they are in town.
Comedy Cellar at Rio
While made famous in NYC, Comedy Cellar now has a home at Rio just off the Strip and features five headliners per show. Over 120 patrons have been impressed with the talent at a price point of under $50, awarding 4.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor.
Laugh Factory at Tropicana
Featuring a rotating assortment of comics, The Laugh Factory at Trop is also affordable, with tickets hovering around the $40 mark. Reviews are relatively strong with patrons awarding 4/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 460+ reviews.
LA Comedy Club
If you’re on the north end of the Strip and need a laugh, stop into LA Comedy Club at STRAT. Featuring an assortment of comedic talent in their cozy 160-seat Dragon Room, tickets tend to land in an affordable range of $25 – $30. The club has earned a rock-solid 4/5 stars on TripAdvisor with over 45 reviews to date.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club
Found in the LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club features a rotating collection of talent at a price point starting at around $20.
Las Vegas Live Comedy Club
Located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas Live Comedy sources a rotating assortment of performers that you may know from HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central to complement their resident headliner Edwin San Juan.
Earning 3.5/5 stars on TripAdvisor after 130+ reviews, Las Vegas Live Comedy tickets tend to range from $50 – $110.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club features a rotating assortment of established and up-and-coming comics. Tickets can often be had for less than $50 and in my experience, nightly acts offer a variety of comedy ranging from raunchy to clean.
Just a heads up that although the club carries Brad’s name, he rarely takes the stage.
The Comedy Works at Plaza
Stand-up comedy on Fremont Street can be difficult to find, but Comedy Works at Plaza could be your solution if you need a chuckle. Featuring a fresh lineup of talent weekly, both names you are likely to know, and up and comers will be taking the stage. With tickets starting at $20, The Comedy Works boasts a strong value proposition.
Delirious Comedy Club at Downtown Grand
Another comedy club in downtown Las Vegas, Delirious can be found at Downtown Grand and features a rotating assortment of comics including Pauly Shore, Don Barnhart, and others at a $50 – $60 price point.
The Dirty at 12:30 at South Point
A free show, The Dirty at 12:30 calls South Point home on Friday nights from 12:30 am – Late. As the name would suggest, is likely best if you leave the kids at home. Doors open at 10:30 for those that want to stake out their seat.
Hopefully, I was able to help you find a comedy show in Las Vegas that fits both your preferences and your budget. With options both on the Strip and downtown, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a good laugh.
Looking to branch out from comedy? Check out these shows in Las Vegas by genre:
- Cirque du Soleil shows
- Burlesque shows
- Male revue shows
- Dinner shows
- Tribute band shows
- Variety shows
- Drag shows
- Family-friendly shows
- Hypnosis shows
- Magic shows
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.