The Las Vegas Strip has long been known for its music residencies dating back to the 1940's. The tradition of the Strip hosting big name musical acts has continued through the years and the current list of music residencies includes both recent stars as well members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Performers scheduled on the Strip from October and into next year include John Legend, country star Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie, Aerosmith, John Fogerty, Santana, Rod Stewart, Foreigner and Adele.
In addition to musical acts, top comedians have performed residencies and headlined on the Strip also since the 1940's, including late comic legends Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny, Jackie Mason and Milton Berle. Many other popular comedians like Don Rickles, Woody Allen and Steve Martin made their first appearances on the Strip, dating back to the 1960's and 1970's.
Today, you can find packed comedy clubs operating up and down the Strip. Among the top comedy clubs today are Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at MGM Resorts International's (MGM) MGM Grand, Laugh Factory at the Tropicana, Las Vegas Live Comedy Club at Planet Hollywood and LA Comedy Club at the Strat.
Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club at the Linq Promenade is reopening with Gina Brillon as the headliner at the Nov. 6, 7 p.m., opening, while Luenell will take the stage as headliner for the Nov. 6, 9:30 show.
Comic Residencies on the Strip
Comic residencies have also been popular on the Strip. Stand-up comedian Carrot Top has been performing in Las Vegas since 1989 and currently performs his residency at the Luxor. Legendary comedian and impressionist Rich Little began appearing on the Strip back in the 1960s and has never stop performing. Little currently has a long-term residency running at the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana on Thursdays through Sundays at 6:30 p.m., from Oct. 20 through Dec. 31. Ticketmaster doesn't list any Rich Little shows yet for 2023, but you can be sure that if he's healthy, he'll be performing on the Strip.
The Laugh Factory presents other comedian sets at its 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows on the days Rich Little performs, as well as Mondays through Wednesdays.
Big Comedians Coming to The Strip
Despite an abundance of comedy already booked for the Strip, Las Vegas is preparing for a stampede of huge comedians to hit the stages on the strip beginning with film star and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart coming to the Theatre at Resorts World Nov. 18-19 for a live special filming of his Reality Check show. Hart will return for holiday performances on his Reality Check tour on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for his New Year's Eve experience, according to the Resorts World website.
A big warning comes with a ticket purchase, as Hart's shows will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones will not be permitted in the performance space, and phones will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that may be opened at the end of the performance. Anyone seen using a device during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security.
Next, comedic film star and NBC “Saturday Night Live” alum Adam Sandler brings his act to The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan for two shows Dec. 9-10.
Finally, comedy mega star Jerry Seinfeld returns Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) Colosseum at Caesars Palace for the first time since 2019 for six shows April 14-15, June 9-10 and July 28-29. Presale tickets go on sale Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.