Big year for comedy clubs, as Jamie Masada opened an outpost of his legendary Laugh Factory at Tropicana, and Brad Garrett moved his comedy club to MGM Grand. But Cort McCown’s smooth transition from the Palms’ Playboy Comedy Club to Paris as Empire Comedy in the dueling-piano bar Napoleon’s deserves special recognition. Particularly since McCown did it while maintaining the best Rolodex in the local comedy scene, bringing in the likes of David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Jim Jefferies, Matt Braunger, Greg Proops and Aisha Tyler. No other room in town has a lineup that robust. And no other room in town has a swanky piano onstage, either. ParisLasVegas.com.
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.