“I don’t like conservatives,” says comedian Alonzo Bodden. “They always talk about the ‘good old days.’ I’m black—we have no ‘good old days.’” But Bodden is experiencing plenty of good days lately. The funnyman broke through on the comedy competition show Last Comic Standing, in which he was a finalist in season two and crowned champion in season three. Since then he’s found success not just as a live act, but as a personality in all forms of media.

Originally from Queens, Bodden, 57, has appeared regularly on the popular radio quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me and was the host of Speed TV’s television show 101 Cars You Must Drive. His voice has been heard in multiple iterations of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and he played a role in the hit family film Bringing Down The House.

His live work currently sees him splitting time as a member of the touring game show Family Feud Live and working in stand-up clubs throughout the country. Bodden recently released his latest special, Heavy Lightweight, on Amazon. It seems that Bodden has found his place in the world, and it’s all over the place, sharing his hilarious art. Bodden now joins the lineup playing Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, and will perform Nov. 11-17.

MGM Grand, 8 p.m. daily, starting at $39 plus tax and fee, $59 when Garrett performs, 21+. 866.740.7711