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Big Laughs in Reno Tahoe

If you’re in the mood for gut-busting humor that will have you hunched over from laughter, then you’re in luck because Reno Tahoe has a lineup of standup stars ranging from new talents whose careers are just beginning to heat up, to a seasoned veteran who has brought smiles to faces for five decades (and selling pudd’n pops).

Sean Peabody SeanP

April 21

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, comedic up and comer Sean Peabody has become a favorite in Reno Tahoe, and his success continues to grow as he tours all around the west coast. His energetic and relatable style of comedy has earned him opening acts for standup greats such as, Robin Williams, Eddie Griffin and D.C. Curry.

Mark G.

April 26 & 28

Armed with quick wits and an inviting personality, Mark G. is renowned for making his audience feel like close friends while bringing them to tears with his side-splitting humor. His journey as a comedian began in San Francisco, performing on any open microphones he could find. With a desire to expand his comedic repertoire, he enrolled in an improvisation institute where he developed his ability to make each set a unique experience for his fans. His career has taken him everywhere from Canada to Korea and his next stop is right here in Reno!

Lisa Lampanelli

April 28

Crowned as the “Queen of Mean,” Lisa Lampanelli is one of standup comedy’s brightest stars, winning praise from comedy legend Jim Carey calling her “more than a standup – a standout.” Lampanelli gained notoriety as a regular guest on Comedy Central’s Roasts where she unleashed her no-holds-barred humor on stars such as, Pamela Anderson, Chevy Chase and Donald Trump. Join Lisa Lampanelli at the Silver Legacy for an evening packed with laughs where no subject is taboo.

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Stephen Lynch

May 5

From serenading audiences about his ailing grandfather and the inheritance his demise will bring, to singing tales of his unorthodox teaching style that led to him being fired from an elementary school, Stephen Lynch has earned a loyal fan following with his unique blend of music and hilarious stories. Lynch earned national exposure with his Comedy Central Presents special, which lead to performances with Jay Mohr, Jeff Foxworthy, Mitch Hedberg and now a performance in The Biggest Little City.

Bill Cosby

May 18

There are few entertainers who have enjoyed careers comparable to Bill Cosby’s, with achievements that span from three Emmy Awards for his role in the espionage series I Spy, to the creation of the hit cartoon Fat Albert and the Crosby Kids, to his best-selling book Fatherhood. Help welcome this comedic legend to Reno for a night full of nostalgia and laughs you won’t soon forget.

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George Lopez

May 25

With a career encompassing television, standup, film, and most recently, late-night TV, George Lopez is a multi-talented giant in the comedy world. His groundbreaking show, The George Lopez Show, ran for six seasons and elevated him to stardom, eventually leading to his talk show on TBS, Lopez Tonight. Now he is taking to the Silver Legacy Stage for a performance full of amusing observations and satire you won’t want to miss.

Exclusive Interview – On the Road with Pauly Shore

Meet the In Laws PaulyOn February 24, 2011, the Weasel himself called the Visit Reno Tahoe offices from Des Moines, Iowa, to talk about his tour and his upcoming show to Reno on March 5 at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Shore has a stand-up career that spans nearly 30 years. He has been a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show, as well as MTV, David Letterman’s and Craig Kilborn’s talk shows. Shore is probably best known and loved for his roles on Encino Man, Son in Law and Jury Duty.

In his interview with Visit Reno Tahoe (full audio below), Shore talks about his love of smoothies and girls (in that order), shares his favorite jokes, big projects for 2011, and at one point, even gets a little serious as he opens up about his greatest obstacles in his career.

To purchase tickets to Shore’s show at the Grand Sierra, click here.

Wanda Sykes to Wake Up Reno with Comedy at Silver Legacy

Wanda SykesAfter multiple Emmy Awards and Comedy Central specials, comedienne Wanda Sykes is still one of the funniest sidekicks and stand up acts in the country.  From writing for other famous comedians to doing her own headline tours, Wanda Sykes ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest People in America.”  See her live at Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Saturday, March 5in the Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p.m.

Growing up, Sykes didn’t necessarily know she wanted to do comedy.  She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Maryland, later attending Hampton University and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree.  After college she was prompted to use her smart-witted attitude for something more—stand up comedy. 

After success at a talent showcase in Washington, D.C. Sykes began spending more time on the stage.  Soon after, outspoken stand up comedian Chris Rock discovered her talents and recruited her to write for HBO’s critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.”  As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy’s and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” 

From there, Sykes career skyrocketed to the top.  In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic.” She won three more Emmy’s in 2002, 2004 and 2005 for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Weekly Studio Show.”  In 2003 she was seen on Fox’s “Wanda at Large” which she wrote, produced and starred in.  She also put together a one hour Comedy Central special called “Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied”.  Her first HBO Comedy Special “Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy.

Sykes can also be seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda and heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” for Dreamworks as well as “The Barnyard” for Paramount Pictures. She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It” where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled “Yeah, I Said It” hit bookstores in September 2004.  She can be seen on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

During her routines Sykes attacks topics like politics, gay marriage, karma, healthcare, racial profiling, the pressures of being a woman and the perks of getting older with smart, savvy wit audiences can’t help but laugh at. 

See this Emmy winning comedienne up close and personal at Silver Legacy on Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. inside the Grande Exposition Hall!  Tickets are available now for $50 with premium seating for $67.50.  To reserve seats call 1-800-MUST-SEE (678-8733) or 775-325-7401 or visit www.silverlegacy.com and www.ticketmaster.com.  iPhone, iPad and Android users, download the free Silver Legacy App to get tickets instantly and check out Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the latest Legacy news.  It’s Wanda Sykes in a show you don’t want to miss!

 - Diana Rogers

Great Seats Released for Dane Cook Show in Reno

dane cookFresh on the heels of the announcement of his Comedy Central special and comedy album, ‘ISolated INcident,’ comedian Dane Cook is currently on the road with the ‘ISolated INcident – Global Thermo Comedy Tour.’ Touted as the largest comedy tour in history, Cook is traveling within the US, Canada, Africa, Brazil, Australia, UK and Germany.

Guess which city is his last stop on the tour? Of course, Cook has saved the best for last – Reno, Nevada!

Cook is performing at the Reno Events Center on Saturday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Promoters announced today that they have released great, new seats starting at just $35.

For more information on getting your tickets to the show stop by the Silver Legacy Box Office, the Reno Events Center Box Office or Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

Comedian Dave Attell Set For Laughs at the Nugget: No Pressure, Dave.

Attell PosterNamed one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Attell’s caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and “very adult” choice of material have earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”

Catch funnyman Dave Attell, Saturday, June 12, in the intimate Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. Attell used this prestigious degree to land an amazing job in the food service industry – as a waiter. At night he would hit the “open mic” circuit in Manhattan. After many years, Attell worked his way up through the club scene onto the road, touring across America as a national headliner and developing a huge following among fans and the industry alike.

In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between “Girls Gone Wild” and “Cops”.

After four seasons of “Insomniac,” Attell taped several hour-long “Insomniac” specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Geraldo and Dane Cook.

Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Later with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.

Dave Attell plays one night only, Saturday, June 12, in the Celebrity Showroom at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting www.janugget.com.