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The Flamingo

3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S

Las Vegas, NV 89109

855-234-7469

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$58-$80

Thu-Sun 8pm

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AT A GLANCE

What is it?

A comedy club style showcase of various funny people.

Where is it?

In a small cabaret theater at The Flamingo on the Center Strip.

Is it worth the cost?

It depends on who is appearing on the bill.

Why should I see this show?

Because you need a good laugh and don't mind some grown up humor.

What else do I need to know?

The production is from the same team that does the adult shows X Burlesque and X Rocks.

What's the bottom line?

A fun distraction.

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FULL REVIEW

I don't normally review comedy clubs since the experience of visiting one will be totally dependent on the talent appearing. Since most clubs have different comics each week, it's hard to give an overall opinion on anything other than the room in which they are performing.

I made an exception for X Comedy when one of my favorites, Piff the Magic Dragon was on the bill regularly but he's not anymore - he has his own show in the same theater.

So where does that leave X Comedy?

The rest of the performers on the night I saw the show varied in style and impact. Hosts Nancy Ryan and John Bizarre are genial in a foul-mouthed kind of way - he tells some great dirty jokes that you will probably want to tell at work but shouldn't and she mines plenty of humor from random conversations with the audience. Don't be from Florida. I'm just saying.

Comic James Bean had some good observational humor and Joe Trammel (aka the TV Guy) did his usual, strange shtick, which involves pre-recorded bits of music and movie dialogue and lots and lots of props.

Despite its name and association to the topless X Burlesque and X Rocks shows, the comics I saw here were no more "X" than ones I have seen at other comedy clubs in town. Expect fairly typical stand ups so expect dirty words. The good news is that no one veered into anything too offensive from a race, gender, or sexual orientation standpoint - a welcome relief from a lot of comics who go are too unoriginal to do anything other than go for an easy laugh by insulting women or gay people.

The room? Fine. Decent spacing between the chairs, which are usually much more tightly packed at comedy clubs, but still not the most comfortable things in the world. Tip the maitre'd a few bucks and try to get seated on the much more plush banquette seating at the back.

Before you grab your tickets, find out who is on the roster and YouTube some of their work to find out if they are someone you want to see.

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