There’s an absolute glut of comedy shows in Las Vegas that range from big-name headliners like Carrot Top to up-and-coming stand-up acts.
There are puppeteers, hypnotists, and even performers who can make you laugh without speaking. That diversity means that there’s a show for all budgets, tastes, and styles.
I was recently in the market to catch a last-minute comedy show while on the Strip and had trouble finding anything online that would let me quickly survey my options. With that in mind, I figured it’d be helpful to create a “straight to the point” rundown of shows.
For each, 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.
Note that my rundown of comedy shows excludes magic shows that also incorporate humor, however, those options can be found in our rankings of the best magic shows in Vegas.
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.
Tickets start in the $50s and can be priced out with:
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 who can emulate over 200 celebrity voices.
Tickets start at around $50 and can be priced out with:
From the outside looking in this one is admittedly weird. Tape Face is a performer who, 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.
I get it, some are sure to bristle at the idea of seeing a “mute comic”, but Tape Face has had staying power in Las Vegas for a reason.
Tickets start in the low $50s and can be priced with:
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 Saxe Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops 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 often feature a rotating assortment of up-and-comers at a reduced price. Talent can be “hit or miss”, but that’s part of the adventure.
I’ve personally been to a number of clubs and have left both wowed and underwhelmed. Buying a ticket is like gambling, you never know what you’re going to get!
Clubs also post acts in advance – Scope them out on YouTube before buying to ensure they mesh with your sense of humor.
Aces of Comedy at The 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.
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.
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.
I recently stopped in to see Gina Brillon (who is brilliant) and a number of other comics at Jimmy Kimmel’s and found it to be well worth the $25 per ticket. I was in pain.
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.
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.
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 who want to stake out their seat.
As you can quickly surmise, there are plenty of opportunities to laugh in Las Vegas – My suggestion? Snag last-minute tickets to a stand-up act at one of the various lounges. That’s where I personally have uncovered hilarious comics that I still follow to this day.
Looking to branch out from comedy? Check out these shows in Las Vegas by genre:
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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.