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. Many of the tours are led by professional standup comedians who lend levity to walks along the top of the Hoover Dam and paddleboat rides on Lake Mead. 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.
As the glitzy and glamorous show travels through time to re-tell of the story of the city's most colorful characters, including Elvis, the Rat Pack, Tina Turner, and Elton John (to name a few), a heralded cast reanimates vintage Vegas scenes to the robust rhythms of a live, big-band orchestra—singing, twirling, and dancing their way through a fast-paced Sin City spectacle of lights, glitter, butter, and bravado. Relive the decadence of the '70s TV era with a Sonny and Cher number, or delight a stalwart Elvis believer by dangling an undead version of the King before his or her very eyes. As your eyes fill with flashbacks to the Technicolor glory days of desert-based hedonism, bask in a nostalgic wonderland of leggy kick lines, dapper tuxedos, clinking cocktails, and a rat pack that's far more elegant than the one currently infesting the crawlspace back home.
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.