Michael Shulman
Jun 2020

Long known as the City of Entertainment, Las Vegas is the land of a thousand showrooms, and these headliners are its Energizer Bunnies. Whether they’re making you laugh, boggling your imagination, turning back time, or swingin’ to the not-so-oldies, these are the artists who create the memories you’ll cherish. 

Barry Manilow / Courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas

Barry Manilow
International Theater, Westgate Las Vegas
It’s always poppin’ at Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home, at Westgate Las Vegas. Join the great crooner as he leads you on a musical trip down memory lane, full of such evergreen pop standards as “Copacabana,” “I Write the Songs” (which, ironically, he didn’t) and “Mandy.”

Carrot Top / Courtesy of Luxor Las Vegas

Carrot Top
Atrium Theater, Luxor Las Vegas
Whether he’s hilariously describing the reaction at Wendy’s drive-through when he puts his hair in pigtails or delivering rapid-fire one-liners about the props that he pulls manically from his signature trunks (Katharine Hepburn’s clothes hanger always kills), Carrot Top is the longest-running comedy star in the history of MGM Resorts.

Cher / Credit: Alamy

Park Theater, Park MGM
More than 15 years after her Farewell Tour, the indefatigable Cher continues to thrill audiences in the Park Theater at Park MGM. Whether she’s walking in Memphis or welcoming you to Burlesque, just remember that at Classic Cher, the beat goes on.

George Wallace / Courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas

George Wallace
Westgate Cabaret, Westgate Las Vegas
To know George Wallace is to know two things: that he’s been thinking, and that he’s gonna make you laugh like crazy telling you about it. No matter if he’s griping about millennials and technology, reminiscing about playing ping-pong with Jerry Seinfeld, or pontificating about O.J.Simpson, Wallace @ Westgate is a winner.

Penn & Teller / Courtesy of Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino

Penn & Teller
Penn & Teller Theater, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Are they comedians who are particularly adept in the magical arts, or are they particularly funny magicians? Seeing as you’ll leave their self-titled residencywhich has been running for more than a quarter-centurydelighted, amazed and full of wonderment, does it really matter?

Richard Cheese / Credit: ITV

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine
Rocks Lounge Showroom, Red Rock Casino
A Richard Cheese concert is equal parts old-school Vegas lounge act, performance art and clever shtick. His appearances in the Rocks Lounge Showroom are filled with fans who can’t get enough of the smarmy song man’s arrangements of such hits as “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Gin and Juice” and “Baby Got Back.”

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