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Turn Out the Lights on the Las Vegas’ Comedy Festival

Count one more event as a victim of the weakened economy.  After four years of bringing laughs and more laughs ad finitum to Las Vegas, The Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace will be “taking the year off.” lasvegascomedyfestivaldanecooke

Since the 2005 kick off of the hugely popular Las Vegas Comedy Festival, comedians including Dane Cook, right, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and many more have brought marquis value to festival tickets.  But the profit vs. cost profile and dipping economy imperatives have led TBS and AEG to opt out of the event, at least for 2009. 

In its media release TBS stated:  “This year, because of the uncertain economic climate, TBS has decided not to stage The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.  TBS remains committed to the festival business, however.  We plan to be back in Las Vegas in the near future.” 

Caesar’s stage will not be going dark, by any stretch of the imagination.  Current Coliseum draw Cher will be performing during the festival’s normal November weekend.  And those comedy fans that just can’t wait a year to return to Las Vegas for their comedy fix can consider heading to Chicago, Illinois for the TBS sponsored “Just for Laughs” festival in June 2010.

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Top 10 Las Vegas Entertainment Picks for Memorial Day Weekend

With an estimated 230,000 visitors flocking into Las Vegas over the holiday and entertainment options busting from the seams, here’s our Las Vegas Backstage Access Top 10 best picks for prime time Memorial Day weekend fun faire in Las Vegas: 

May 23 – Whoopi Goldberg at Wynn Encore

May 23 – Jermaine Dupri at Body English in Hard Rock

May 23 – Taylor Swift at Mandalay Bay Events Center

May 23, 24 – Beach Boys at Mandalay Bay Beach

May 23, 24 – Free concerts for The Guess Who (23) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (24) at Lake Las Vegas, ‘Summer of 69’ Tour

May 23, 24 – Dane Cook at the Pearl in the Palms, “Isolated Incident Tour”

May 24 – Allman Brothers Band 40th Anniversary Tour at the Sandbar at Red Rock Casino & Hotel

May 24 – Terrell Owens “Athletes & Angels Takeover” at New York-New York Rok Vegas nightclub

May 24 – Tiesto at the Jet nightclub in the Mirage

May 24 – Joel Madden of Good Charlotte does a DJ set at the Bank in the Bellagio

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