Known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is home to a variety of shows. There’s everything from magic and comedy to good old adult fun. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it on the Strip and beyond.
But don’t think you have to be a local to find the best shows in Las Vegas. Everywhere you turn, casinos are becoming host to the hottest new show to hit the Strip. You’ll never run out of things to see so obviously that means more trips to Sin City, right?
Ready to see what Vegas has to offer? Check out our picks for the best shows you have to see tonight!
Blue Man Group
Brought the whole family with you? One show that’s nothing but fun for everyone has to be the Blue Man Group.
These intriguing bald guys painted blue create a high-energy eclectic show. There’s everything from music made with homemade instruments to their hilarious antics played out on stage.
Some of their show’s highlights include their famous paint drumming, where an explosion of color happens with each beat. And probably their most unique instrument is the Drumbone. It’s part drum and trombone, emitting sound you won’t hear elsewhere.
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Another longtime running show on the Strip, Carrot Top will make you laugh until you’re red (or orange, in this case) in the face. He’s been named “Best Male Stand-Up Comedian” and for good reason.
His sense of humor is unlike any other as each show he whips out crazy props and inventions.
He likes to think of himself as a mix of three famous comedians—George Carlin, Steven Wright, and Gallagher. Gorge was known for his observational humor while Steven had more of a dark, twisted approach, and Gallagher utilize props in his shows.
You can clearly see a blend of all three of these comedian’s styles throughout his show interpreted in his own way. And how can you not go see a funny guy with bright orange hair?
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Are you a Mindfreak? Criss Angel, the legendary magician and illusionist, is now at Planet Hollywood. He performs at his namesake theater, the Criss Angel Theater.
His show “Mindfreak” encompasses original experiences seen on the TV show of the same name. Since moving to Planet Hollywood, his show is bigger and better than ever.
There are over 75 illusions along with 20 of them that have never before been seen. There’s new lighting effects, pyrotechnics, and an interactive theater lobby.
It’s a truly immersive experience you have to see to believe for yourself.
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For some adult fun, Absinthe is where it’s at. It’s a provocative but tastefully done variety show that takes on more of a circus theme. It’s part carnival, part daring stunt show.
Absinthe is inspired by the 19th century cabarets that took place in Europe. So that means it takes on aspects of burlesque, a circus, and vaudeville.
There’s plenty of humor with outrageous comedy acts and just the right amount of edge. This show is perfect for those who can’t decide what to see while visiting Las Vegas.
Remember, it is for adults only so no one younger than 18 can see Absinthe. And it’s definitely not for the faint of heart or those uncomfortable with racy themes.
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Penn & Teller
Magicians extraordinaire Penn & Teller hit the Las Vegas stage to debut their hilarious antics when it comes to debunking magic tricks. The pair have been performing together since 1975 and at the Rio since 2001. That makes them the longest-running headliners at one hotel!
At their namesake show, they dazzle the audience with cunning-edge magic tricks that may or may not involve knives, guns, even a cow or two. Each show slightly differs from the last so it’s a show worth seeing more than once.
And be sure to stick around after the show! Regardless of the kind of ticket you bought, Penn & Teller love to get to know their fans. They do a meet-and-greet session outside the theater every night.
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Tournament of Kings
When you think of dinner and a show, you don’t think of the experience being all-in-one. But that’s exactly what the Tournament of Kings is all about.
You’re transported into medieval times, where Kings and Queens reign and fight to rule their lands. Knights in shining armor ride their horses while jousting those who dare oppose them. If you couldn’t tell, it’s based on the story of King Arthur (and yes, there’s even a wizard).
While watching the action go down, you’re treated to a three-course meal featuring Cornish Game Hen. Did we mention that since this is medieval times you also have to eat with your hands? That’s right, no utensils are given—it’s like you’re really living in the 1400s.
This show is a blast for people of all ages and kids will get a kick out of the live-action performances.
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Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Down at the MGM Grand is where you’ll find Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Brad, known for his iconic role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone, established a hip club where lovers of comedy can enjoy the craft.
This hotspot features known and up-and-coming talent. Even Brad Garrett himself shows up from time to time to perform.
This is a great club to bring friends to enjoy good drinks and share a lot of laughs together. If you’re wanting to see top-notch comedians and are guaranteed to laugh until you cry, this is the place to be.
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Ready to Be Entertained?
When you’re in the Entertainment Capital of the World, you want to be two things: impressed and entertained. That’s why when you see any one of these shows above, you won’t be disappointed. There’s plenty of fun to go around.
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