There are so many new and noteworthy comedy performances to announce, it’s hard to know where to start. Let’s begin with the biggest show: Dave Chappelle, fresh from debuting two new stand-up specials on Netflix, will perform May 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets range from $59 to $279 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at axs.com. Note: There are absolutely no cell phones allowed inside the arena, which will provide locked pouches for those who can’t leave their devices in the car.
Fellow stand-up master Chris Rock just announced a pair of shows at the new Park Theater for June 10 (at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $55 to $195 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at ticketmaster.com.
Can you believe Mel Brooks has never performed in Las Vegas before? The comedy legend will rectify that oversight by performing on June 30 and July 1 at the Encore Theater. Tickets range from $75 to $200 and are on sale at wynnlasvegas.com.
Few comedians can balance wholesome entertainment and pottymouth comedy routines quite like Bob Saget, who will give Brooklyn Bowl its first comedy show on May 26. Tickets range from $30 to $100 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at ticketfly.com.
More comedians: Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller is the latest comic to join Mirage’s Aces of Comedy rotation. He’ll debut at the mid-Strip property June 24. Tickets range from $44 to $55 and are on sale at mirage.com/en/entertainment/aces-of-comedy.html. Also, “El Diablo” funnyman Franco Escamilla will entertain those celebrating Mexican Independence Day on September 15 at the Joint. Tickets range from $40 to $300 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at AXS.
Indie folk juggernaut Father John Mistyfollows up his memorable 2015 Vegas debut with an indoor show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 12 with Weyes Blood opening. Tickets range from $38 to $60 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Ticketfly.
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge returns to Las Vegas after a blazing 2016 Fremont Street Experience show to take over The Pearl on September 9. Tickets range from $40 to $90 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Ticketmaster.
Jam band heavyweights Widespread Panic also return to Las Vegas in just a year’s time, this time debuting at Park Theater with a trio of Halloween weekend shows on October 27-29. Tickets start at $65 or there is a three-day pass for $175, on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Ticketmaster.
Punk legends Dead Kennedys hit Dive Bar on June 10. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at ticketweb.com.
And finally, new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yes is coming—both of them and just days apart. On August 26, principal members Steve Howe and Alan White take their version of Yes to the Joint as part of their Yestival tour, also featuring Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Carl Palmer and Todd Rundgren. Tickets range from $45 to $175 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14 at AXS. On August 31, the act billed as Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman hit the stage at The Smith Center. Tickets range from $35 to $110 and go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, April 17 at thesmithcenter.com.