Fall A&E Preview: Comedy

Russell Peters plays the Pearl during Labor Day Weekend.
Photo: Mark Von Holden/AP
Jason Harris

Russell Peters (September 6, the Pearl) The most famous comedian you’ve probably never heard of is a megastar around the globe, but hasn’t broken through the same way here in the States. Come see why he’s an internationally funny phenomenon.

Iliza Shlesinger & Sarah Colonna (November 14, Venetian) The Lipshtick series has had some excellent shows and some clunkers. This is a great bet to join the former, pairing Shlesinger, the only female winner of Last Comic Standing, with Colonna, a touring and festival veteran.

Billy Gardell (November 27, Treasure Island) The man behind the Road Dogs comedy series and the star of Mike & Molly has finally risen to a level of fame that suits his strong act. He’s blue-collar through and through, and his jokes are hilarious in a relatable way.

  • Tricky, The Orb and Goldie are all in town for separate shows.

  • I’ve been recommending this residency to strangers, friends, tourists and locals since I saw it for the first time last year.

  • Shimmering Zen presents Stanford’s mandalas at the size of record sleeves, big enough to allow you to stare deeply into the details or for them ...

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