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Laugh Your Losses Off at These Las Vegas Comedy Shows 

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.

Comedy Headliners

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.

Tickets start in the $50s and can be priced out with:

Carrot top laying on stage with a traffic cone on his stomache
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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”.

Tickets start at $55 and can be priced out with:

4 women sit around a table

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 who can emulate over 200 celebrity voices.

Tickets start at around $50 and can be priced out with:

Terry Fator poses with one of his puppets
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Rich Little

Performing at Tropicana, Rich Little specializes in celebrity impersonations and has been dubbed “The man of 1,000 voices”.

Tickets start in the mid $30s and can be priced out with:

Hypnosis Unleashed

Billed as “Extremely Funny Hypnosis”, Kevin Lepine’s show at 4 Queens leverages audience participation to create a fresh product nightly.

One of the most affordable options, tickets start in the $20 range.

Kevin Lepine on stage with sleeping audience members behind him

Tape Face

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:

Tape Face headshot with black tape over his mouth

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.

My wife and I recently saw Daniel Tosh, and had a blast. Can’t recommend it enough.

Check the Aces of Comedy calendar to see who’ll be performing when you’re 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.

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.

See upcoming acts and pricing for Jimmy Kimmel’s club here.

I recently stopped in to see Gina Brillon (who is brilliant) and several other comics at Jimmy Kimmel’s and found it to be well worth the $25 per ticket. I was in pain.

The stage at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club before the show.

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.

I recently swung into a show and found 2 of 4 comics on the bill to “mesh” with my sense of humor. It was worth the price of admission.

Exterior of Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club

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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