Best of 2016: Comedy

Eric Idle, left, and John Cleese at the Venetian.

1. John Cleese & Eric Idle (November 18, Venetian Theatre) The Pythons took the crowd through a thrilling retrospective spanning their careers pre-, during and post-Monty Python. The most hilarious history lesson of the year.

2. Nick Swardson (October 7, Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre) Swardson celebrated his 40th birthday with a rowdy room that attempted to hijack the set—only to have the comedian wrest it back with excellent crowd work and silly jokes.

3. Tracy Morgan (May 6, Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre) The former 30 Rock star might not be at the top of his game, but it’s good just seeing one of the most naturally funny humans onstage again.

  • "I remember saying to my parents that all I wanted to be was a juggler in Las Vegas, so this is all pretty hysterical."

  • Also: Bunkhouse doorman Douglas Seitsinger could use your help.

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