Las Vegas, June 9, 2010 – Beginning June 28, comedy in Las Vegas will have a new home featuring a familiar face.
Emmy award-winning actor/comedian Brad Garrett will be the first to headline his new comedy club, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at Tropicana Las Vegas, from Monday, June 28 through Sunday, July 4.
The venue will showcase a never-ending line-up of the finest comedians around – from established stand-up stars to the hottest young comics in the business. Following his initial week, Garrett will make additional club appearances – some scheduled and some unexpected – both doing stand-up on the stage and greeting patrons at the door. As part of the two-year exclusive deal with Tropicana, Garrett’s comedy club will be the only location in Las Vegas at which guests may see Garrett perform. Also scheduled to headline at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in 2010 are Kevin Nealon, Dom Irrera, Bob Zany, Rondell Sheridan, Rocky LaPorte and other surprise celebrity guests.
“I’ve had the good fortune of performing in Las Vegas for more than 25 years, and it has always been a dream of mine to own my own comedy club in the entertainment capital of the world… but Dubai won’t have me,” Garrett quipped. “I am humbled to be able to bring my stand-up friends and colleagues to what I believe will be the best comedy room in Las Vegas.”
Featuring comedy seven nights a week, the show times will be Sunday through Thursday at 8 p.m., with two shows on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
“Brad is a comedic star to generations of fans,” said Lee-Ann Groff-Daudet, Vice President of Entertainment for Tropicana Las Vegas. “We are excited that Tropicana will be the exclusive place to see Garrett and fellow comedians that he’s hand-picked. The partnership is one of many new and exceptional entertainment options that are part of Tropicana’s transformation.”
Admission starts at $39. VIP package seats are $59 (plus tax and fees) and include a line pass, and preferred venue seating. Guests must be 18 years of age and older. Tickets go on sale today, June 9 and may be purchased online at www.troplv.com and through the Tropicana Box Office (702.739.2417). Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more.
About Brad Garrett
Raised in Woodland Hills, Calif. Garrett was only 23 years old when he made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the program. As Garrett’s career took off, he began headlining at national venues as well as opening for legends including Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr.
He made his foray into the world of television with roles on shows including “Rosanne,” “Mad About You” and “Seinfeld.” Garrett is best known for his role as Ray Romano's big brother Robert on the hit CBS series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he garnered Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Also in 2002, Garrett played Jackie Gleason in the critically acclaimed telefilm “Gleason,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Movie or Miniseries.
Garrett’s film credits include The Pacifier, Music and Lyrics, Suicide Kings and Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown. He also starred on Broadway in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.
Garrett has leant his voice to a multitude of characters, including Bloat in Finding Nemo, Fatso in Casper, Dim in A Bug's Life, and Gusteau in Ratatouille. He can also be heard in Night at the Museum, and as Hookhand in Disney’s Tangled, set to be released in December 2010.
About Tropicana Las Vegas
In the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is one of the last true landmark casino hotels in Las Vegas. An original leader in creating the authentic Las Vegas experience, the resort is redefining the expectations of today’s global travelers with a major transformation scheduled for completion in the fall of 2010, with Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki scheduled for spring of 2011. The South Beach inspired changes to the resort include a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, the transformation of the legendary four-acre pool area into Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, and a new race and sports book. The look and feel of the new Tropicana Las Vegas is vibrant and exciting, filled with the sultry rhythm of a hot Havana night. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand.