Are you Ian Bagg's next punchline?
If you're the stone-faced guy in the third row with your arms crossed, count on Ian Bagg calling you out and asking: "Ever sh*t your pants?"
The Canadian-born comic's wit shines in polished sets, but the greatest moments seem to happen when he goes off-script. Bagg is an absolute master of picking on his audience, with a literal twinkle in his eye. Even his offensive jokes are delivered with unwavering good cheer.
Bagg performs two shows in December at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club, with a dozen more scheduled through June. No two are the same, given how much improv he does. If you don't want to catch his attention, do not sit up front (and definitely don't wear high heels with shorts).
If you're hoping for that interaction, being in the back doesn't mean you'll be ignored. Bagg might poll the whole crowd on a topic and get laughs going around answers coming from any seat. His style is made for a Vegas showroom. Kimmel's club was designed to capture the spirit of his hometown, from the larger vibe to the menu and memorabilia. If you want to reaaaaaally soak it in, hit happy hour (until 6 p.m.) for $3 beers and $7 nachos, then wander the Strip to make room in your head for Bagg's deeply funny takes on life.
The Linq Promenade, 10 p.m. Dec. 5, starting at $25 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster