[2015 Critics’ Picks]

Best of 2015: Comedy

We want milkshakes: Mulaney’s edgy set captivated his first Mirage audience.
Bill Hughes
Jason Harris

She's funny. She created 2 Broke Girls. And she's kinda hot. Not too shabby, Whitney Cummings.

1. John Mulaney (March 6, Mirage) Nobody’s more honed in with tight writing and a specific viewpoint than Mulaney, who burned through 84 hilarious minutes.

2. Kids in the Hall (June 5, Treasure Island) The reunited Canadian troupe performed greatest hits and some newer stuff, drawing roaring laughter with both.

3. Iliza Shlesinger (November 14, Venetian) Manic energy matched smart, reality-based jokes for an excellent night of comedy.

4. Whitney Cummings (March 14, Venetian) The mind behind Lipshtick seemed quite comfortable on the stage bearing her show’s name, utilizing material and crowd work in a memorable set.

5. Sebastian Maniscalco (May 24, Venetian) It’s less about what he says than the way he says it, and the way he says it can make you laugh a lot no matter what he’s saying.

  • "I still love you, in spite of your hostility," she told the crowd at one point."

  • Tickets for Psycho 2020—running from $199 for three-day general admission to $499 for three-day VIP, along with $45 Psycho Swim passes—are on sale now at ...

  • Hear the quartet on November 8 at Cheba Hut with Arizona’s Twin Ponies and fellow locals Farangs and Homebodys.

  • Get More A&E Stories
Top of Story