Producer and V Theater owner David Saxe was born into Vegas show business, raised by a mother who danced at Les Folies Bergere and a father who led the band for the Rat Pack. The Saxe family’s entertainment legacy continues with the V Theater. The venue runs its 12 concurrent shows in a 40,000-square-foot space divided into four showrooms on multiple floors, each retaining an intimate feeling with seating that brings the audience closer to performers. The V Theater’s current shows range from a seven-act, family-friendly Ultimate Variety Show to Marc Savard’s Comedy Hypnosis, where Savard persuades audience members to hilariously dance, act like animals, and ghostwrite his autobiography.
Based in Las Vegas, Comedy on Deck Tours began escorting sightseers on tours of nearby natural wonders in 2003. The company stands out among other tour companies by employing big personalities as tour guides. Comedy on Deck's tours are led by standup comedians, who are trained to keep things PG and interact with everyone onboard. After catching their breath, chuckled-out tour takers have complimented the guides for seamless weaving of history, geography, and family-friendly punch lines.
Standup comedian and Emmy-winning writer Ed Driscoll continues his career-long campaign of relentless rib-tickling in a quintet of appearances atop the stage of the new Louie Anderson Theater. Driscoll has composed material for Dennis Miller and Billy Crystal, opened for Louie Anderson, and contributed to or appeared on a litany of television programs and specials. July 19–23, Driscoll will take to the mic toting a relaxed and friendly style of standup that creates a community of chuckling by rejecting the elitist humor of Internet search engines and self-satisfied housecats.
Artistically blocked painters can plow through an assortment of creative, lobe-stimulating stencils, stamps, and idea books before selecting a dream decorating vessel from more than 300 pottery pieces. All materials, including paint, brushes, and glazes, are included in the cost of a studio pass and vessel. The Pottery Shop's paints are water based and non-toxic, preventing messy mishaps or dirty looks that stained and splattered palms may inspire at rib-eating restaurants and hot-dog competitions. The shop will glaze and fire completed pieces for pick-up in five to seven days. All-day studio passes are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under, and ceramic pieces average $5–$65, with most priced under $20. Multiple people can use the same Groupon toward studio passes and ceramic pieces, or you can hoard it all to yourself.
The Pottery Studio makes it simple for artists to produce colorfully painted ceramics using a variety of items like stencils, stamps, and sponges. To get started, choose your desired piece from a vast selection of coffee mugs, dinner plates, and government-issued winged saucers, pick a design from a studio-provided book or your own vibrant thoughts, select your favorite colors, and get to crafting. Glazing, firing, and vividly hued paints accompany your new dishware and are a part of every Pottery Studio experience, along with a unique entertainment opportunity fitting for a range of ages, from first graders to bicentennial were-vampires riddled with guilt over their dark history of smashing pottery to pieces.
Today's side deal gets you one ticket to Jest Serendipity Improv for $8 (a $20 value). Jest Serendipity is the longest-running improv comedy show in Las Vegas. This Groupon is valid for one of the Sunday shows, at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m., in the Las Vegas Art House Theatre. Two teams of comedians compete for audience applause, which results in a sportslike atmosphere that is unrehearsed, unscripted, and completely reliant on audience participation. Kopy is the comedic DJ who hosts the show and acts as the referee of the "competition," awarding points to the funnier team and allowing the audience to decide the victor at the end of the performance.
Every aspect of the show is based on the audience's reactions and ideas. This creates a completely original masterpiece every night, and, by involving the audience, the comedians are able to connect with their spectators on a more personal level of absurdity. The shows are BYOB, which either means you can bring your own booze or bully your older brother, whichever is more satisfying.