Tom Green, Lisa Lampanelli and Tim Meadows among top-tier talent performing, ticket prices starting at $20
LAS VEGAS – Longstanding comedy club and entertainment company, The Comedy Works, will bring
nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and up-and-coming talent to the classic showroom at the Plaza
Hotel & Casino Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning Thursday, Sept. 12.
The Comedy Works has been producing stand-up comedy events since 1981. It owns and operates comedy
clubs, produces shows in theaters throughout the U.S, and guides the careers of a number of performers.
Having worked with many all-time great comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, Robin
Williams, Chris Rock, and Ray Romano, The Comedy Works is now owned by Tommy Nicchi who grew up
in stand-up comedy given that he was just three years old when his father founded the company.
The Comedy Works at the Plaza will offer shows Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 9 p.m., and Saturdays at 8
p.m. and 10 p.m. with ticket prices starting at only $20.
“We believe there has been a shortage of world class comedy on a regular basis in downtown Las Vegas, so
we are very excited to partner with The Comedy Works and offer this to our customers now,” said Jonathan
Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “Guests will laugh out loud and enjoy unforgettable performances
they can’t see anywhere else in Las Vegas.”
Nationally known comedians will take the stage in the Plaza’s beautiful, classic Vegas showroom featuring
red velvet booth seating, a brand new digital QSC sound system, full bars and table cocktail service. The
Comedy Works at the Plaza lineup includes many well-known comedians including:
• September 12 – 14: Jim Florentine, best known for hosting seven seasons of VH1 Classic’s “That
Metal Show” and as a regular on The Howard Stern and the Opie & Anthony shows. He currently
hosts his own program on Sirius XM and will be the headliner for The Comedy Works at the Plaza’s
• September 26 – 28: Nick Di Paolo has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David
Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Conan O’ Brien. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his
writing on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show and had three standup specials on Comedy Central and
most recently the controversial “A Breath of Fresh Air.”
• October 10 – 12: Tom Green, a comedian, actor, filmmaker, and talk show host known for his own
unique brand of shock comedy who found mainstream prominence via his MTV show aptly titled
“The Tom Green Show.” Green is also known for his roles in the films “Road Trip,” “Charlie's
Angels,” and “Freddy Got Fingered.”
• October 24 – 26: Fat Chance: An Evening of Conversation and Story with Lisa Lampanelli,
which showcases the former insult comic at her new best. From her humorous storytelling to her
lively Q&A with audience members, the no-holds-barred entertainer is truthful, vulnerable, and as
hilarious as ever. From her food obsession to her physical transformation with the help of bariatric
surgery more than six years ago to her compulsion to date the "junk food of men," Lisa, with the help
of Frank Liotti, will tell all in a way never seen before.
• November 14 – 16: Jamie Kennedy, a multi-faceted talent who found success as a stand-up
comedian, actor, writer and producer skyrocketed to fame with scene-stealing rants in Wes Craven's
“Scream” and “Scream 2.”
• January 9 – 11: Tim Meadows, one of the longest-running cast members of “Saturday Night Live”
who crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his ten years on the popular late
Show tickets can be purchased online: https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/entertainment/the-comedy-works.
All performers are available for media interviews, and high resolution photos can be downloaded here.
About the Plaza Hotel & Casino
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern
styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the
original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has nearly 1,000 renovated rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom,
downtown’s only bingo hall, and 30,000 square feet of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Larger outdoor events are
hosted at the Plaza’s Core Arena, downtown’s only equestrian and multipurpose facility. Guests enjoy a variety of dining
options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience.
Hundreds of slot machines, from the latest games to traditional coin machines, and nearly two dozen table games comprise an
80,000-square-foot casino floor, which is also home to downtown’s largest race and sports book. A fully renovated rooftop
pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts,
provide a variety of outdoor amenities. For more information on the multiple award-winning Plaza Hotel & Casino, visit
www.plazahotelcasino.com and get updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.