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Las Vegas: Five Comedy Central comics to perform Feb. 22 and 23

February 11, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Amy Schumer is one of five funny people who will perform later this month as part of "Comedy Central Vegas Weekend."
Amy Schumer is one of five funny people who will perform later this month… (Frank Micelotta )

Five funny folks will entertain Feb. 22 and 23 in Las Vegas when these stars of cable’s Comedy Central perform standup schtick during the “Comedy Central Vegas Weekend.”

Comics Dave Attell and Jim Norton will bring their adults-only humor to the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand both nights. Attell, who has a career spanning more than 20 years, stars in the Showtime series “Dave’s Old Porn.” Norton, who is heard daily on SiriusXM’s “Opie and Anthony” program, has also written two bestselling books.

Tickets to their shows are priced at $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99 and are available through Ticketmaster or by calling (866) 740-7711.

The three other comedians will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage. Amy Schumer, whom  “Variety” named as one of its “10  Comics to Watch,” will take the stage at 10 p.m. Friday  after Fator’s puppets have been put to bed.

Schumer’s star is rising. Her Vegas appearance comes on the eve of a 30-city tour that begins Feb. 28. On April 30, her new series, “Inside Amy Schumer,” will premiere on Comedy Central.

Nick Swardson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, with Anthony Jeselnik following at 10 p.m.

Swardson may be best known for his work as Terry Bernardino, one of the comic cops on TV’s “Reno 911.” He also produced the films “The Benchwarmers” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

Jeselnik hosted Comedy Central roasts of Roseanne Barr, Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump. His weekly, topical series,“The Jeselnik Offensive,” premieres Feb. 19 on Comedy Central.

Tickets to the three gigs at the Mirage are priced at $39.99 each. They’re available through Ticketmaster or by phone at (702) 791-7111).

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