While the big rooms are reserved for surefire, established—and sometimes stale and bloated—acts (cough, JeffDunham-and-JerrySeinfeld-at-the-Colosseum, cough), and the smaller rooms are reserved for up-and-comers or little-known road dogs, the Playboy Comedy Club at the Palms Lounge consistently hits the sweet spot of proven comics who haven’t graduated to large concert halls and outrageous ticket prices. Case in point: August saw Ian Edwards—not even announced as part of the show—open up for Patrice O’Neal, who delivered a brilliant, blistering set that may have been Las Vegas’ best comedy show of the last 12 months.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.