On the Scene With Brock Radke: Mo'Nique, Jerry Seinfeld
One of a Kind
Lucky you: There’s a couple of more weeks left to catch the comedy residency from Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique in the intimate Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas.
Since its January debut, Mo’Nique Does Vegas has become one of the Strip’s most popular and engaging stand-up performances, frequently selling out the room and bringing audience members back for another laugh session. “What’s our purpose? To make you laugh and make you feel better about your situation, whatever it may be,” she told Las Vegas Magazine. “When you come to Mo’Nique Does Vegas, I’ma do Vegas, and you’re coming for a lot of laughter, no judgment, a lot of love and a great time.”
Must-See: Jerry Seinfeld
It’s a time for change at the iconic Colosseum at Caesars Palace, always known as the house Celine built. That reputation promises to evolve as new resident headliners including Sting, Journey and Madonna are set to perform here in the coming months, and a summer renovation promises to modernize the already luxurious entertainment environment. But some things don’t change. Comedy favorite Jerry Seinfeld has been a fixture at the Colosseum for years, and while he returns to the stage June 21-22, he’s also back after the upgrades to the theater for weekend gigs in September and November. Seinfeld is already one of the all-time best-loved funnymen; his future Caesars shows could solidify his spot in the list of Vegas greats.
Around the Strip
Christina Aquilera hosted some special guests for opening night of Xperience at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Demi Lovato, who collaborated with her on last year’s track “Fall in Line,” was there to support her friend. Also in attendance: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills diva Erika Jayne, singer-actress Tayla Parx, magician Mat Franco and Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury and Deryk Engelland.
Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney dined at Vetri Cucina at the Palms, enjoying foie gras pastrami, beef tartare and vegetable antipasti appetizers before trying every pasta on the menu with a large group that included his Casamigos tequila founding partners Mike Meldman and Rande Gerber.
Comedian Bert Kreischer, in town to take the stage for the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage, partied at Jemma: The Nomad Pool Party at Park MGM.
More funny stuff: After his sold-out performance at Encore Theater, comedian and longtime local fixture Jo Koy hit XS Nightclub to celebrate his 48th birthday with friends and family. Kreischer stopped in to party as well.
Grammy Award-winning stars The Chainsmokers took a break from their Wynn Nightlife residency to visit Fremont Street Experience to celebrate the premiere of their new Viva Vision light and sound show. Fans gathered around the Third Street Stage to catch a glimpse of the DJ-producer duo and catch the six-minute montage of their hits set to the dazzling imagery of the FSE canopy.
Brock Radke is an award-winning entertainment reporter who has been covering the city since 2000, and interviews key movers and shakers on his All The Vegas podcast, available at allthevegas.com.