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. To help you identify a good fit, we wanted to rank permanent shows based on customer reviews, and also point out the various comedy club options that exist.
Note that our 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.
Our rankings are based on customer reviews submitted on Vegas.com, a 3rd party ticket seller that is frequently a touch less expensive than booking directly with the box office. For each show, simply click the rating link to see pricing for your dates and detailed reviews.
Best Permanent Comedy Shows in Las Vegas
Carrot Top: 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 4.9/5 stars on Vegas.com, Carrot Top is comfortably the best comedy show in Las Vegas.
Tape Face: From the outside looking in this one is admittedly weird. Tape Face, a performer that, as 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, we would encourage you to think twice as customers rated Tape Face the second-best comedy show in Vegas at 4.8/5 stars. Performing at Harrah’s, the show is kid-friendly and one the whole family is likely to enjoy.
Terry Fator: 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 4.8/5 stars on Vegas.com, “Terry Fator: Who’s The Dummy Now” finds itself in a tie for the second-best comedy show in Vegas.
Rich Little: 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 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com, 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? Fans are in agreement that this show packs a comedic punch awarding 4.5/5 stars on Vegas.com. Note that there is a current deal being offered for this show on Groupon entitling you to $19 weekday tickets (normally $40.32), or $69.98 on weekends (normally $109.98).
Hypnosis Unleashed: Billed as “Extremely Funny Hypnosis”, Kevin Lepine’s show at Binion’s leverages audience participation to create a fresh product nightly. Although the show has only earned 3.8/5 stars on Vegas.com, the price point is notably affordable at around $20. This show is also offering discounted tickets via Groupon here. Ensure to price it out to get the best deal!
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 we recommend doing a quick YouTube search of performers to gauge if it’s worth seeing them live.
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 calendar (here) 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. Patrons have been impressed with the talent at a price point of under $50, earning 4.5/5 stars on Vegas.com where you can also check upcoming acts and pricing.
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 4.1/5 stars on Vegas.com where you can also check pricing and upcoming acts.
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 typically can be found for $30-$45 here. Note that there is also a current Groupon offer that would entitle you to a further discount with tickets costing as little as $25.
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 (see acts and pricing for your dates here).
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 3.9/5 stars on Vegas.com, Las Vegas Live Comedy tickets tend to range from $50 – $110, and pricing for your desired dates can be viewed here. This show is also offering discounted tickets via Groupon here. Ensure you price out both options to get the best deal!
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 (see acts and pricing here), and in our experience, nightly acts offer a variety of comedy ranging from raunchy to clean.
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. You can view upcoming acts and buy tickets here.
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 to include Pauly Shore, Don Barnhart, and others at a $59 price point. You can view upcoming acts and buy tickets here.
Hopefully, we were 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.
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