Comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for over three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream, and his undeniable universal appeal.
As an actor and comedian, Paul Rodriguez’s multi-faceted career includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 45 films and countless television series and comedy specials.
In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Rodriguez and the Latin Kings of Comedy, featuring Joey Medina, Manny Maldonado and Gene Pompa, will be perform in the new Tropicana Theater (representing the Laugh Factory) inside the New Tropicana Las Vegas.
The Band of Comedians will perform at 9 p.m., Friday May 5, and 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Ticket prices range from $39.95 for general admission, to VIP seating at $79.95, plus taxes and fees.
Voted one of the most influential Hispanics in America and awarded the Ruben Salazar Award by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, Rodriguez has remained a constant force in his community and the world of comedy throughout his career.
Paul’s film credits include “If” with Ryan Guzman, “Mission Air” with Tom Arnold, “Without Men” with Eva Longoria, “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Deported,” “I’m Not Like That No More” with comedian Felipe Esparza (2010 “Last Comic Standing” winner), Disney’s blockbuster hit “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” among others.
The multifaceted entertainer wrote and performed his first-ever one-man show “Just for the Record,” which is available on DVD. In this tell-all theatrical piece, Rodriguez takes audiences on a journey through his remarkable life, including his childhood in Mexico, to his family’s move to Compton, California (where he grew up).
Rodriguez has hosted several hit series, including the entertainment talk show “El Show de Paul Rodriguez,” an entertainment talk show for Univision which reached over 50 markets throughout the United States and an international audience in over 17 countries in Central and South America.
His additional hosting credits include the NCLR ALMA Awards, The Tejano Music Awards, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival and his own television specials “Back to School.” As an accomplished writer, director and producer for television, motion pictures and feature shows, Rodriguez has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” which he executive produced and starred; the feature film “A Million to Juan,” which he also wrote, directed and starred in; six comedy specials for HBO including “Loco Slam,” “Live in San Quentin” and “Idiots and Armadillos.”
Rodriguez’s first big break came while doing comedy warm-ups for Norman Lear’s show “ Gloria .” Lear ultimately wrote and developed a weekly series for Rodriguez entitled “ a.k.a. Pablo ,” which is enshrined at the Smithsonian and holds the distinct honor for being the first television show about a Mexican American family on mainstream American television. Additionally, as part owner of the world-famous Laugh Factory , Rodriguez has participated in the club’s annual free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the underprivileged for over 30 years.
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CLEO AT SLS LAS VEGAS TO HOST MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ AND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
Cleo at SLS Las Vegas will celebrate moms with an indulgent Mother’s Day jazz and champagne brunch, featuring a decadent spread of traditional American and Mediterranean fare and bottomless cocktails, all set to live entertainment by the Jozef Bobula Trio, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.
The all-inclusive brunch will include fresh fruit; salads; soups; Cleo’s signature dips, including hummus with tahini and laffa bread; freshly baked pastries; and Cleo’s mushroom and Roman flatbreads.
A carving station will serve herb-crusted prime rib, lamb shawarma, longanisa sausage and cedar plank salmon. Additional offerings include an omelet and crepe station complemented by traditional dishes spanning eggs Benedict; French toast; applewood smoked bacon; turkey sausage; and chilled shellfish and seafood.
Desserts will include a whimsical candy station and sweet little selections, ranging from chocolate mousse to baklava. An array of bottomless cocktails includes champagne; orange, passion fruit or guava juice mimosas; and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
The Mother’s Day jazz and champagne brunch is priced at $45 per adult and $15 per child from 3 to 10 years old. Reservations may be made on slslasvegas.com or 702-761-7612.
SLS Las Vegas visitors will receive free covered parking and valet services. More information is available at www.slslasvegas.com.
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JERRY SEINFELD RETURNS TO COLOSSEUM FOR FOUR SHOWS IN 2017
Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the legendary comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four nights of his critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy on June 17-18 and Sept. 8-9 .
—Show Dates and Time: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 pm.
—Ticket Pricing: Tickets prices range from $82.50 – $165 and are inclusive of tax (plus handling fee)
—Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849) or online by visiting thecolosseum.com or axs.com keyword “Jerry Seinfeld.”
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy,Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween).
Seinfeld’s latest project is the critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com, which has garnered over 100 million views.
The New York Times describes it as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.”
Seinfeld has won a Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance and two Producer Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Digital Series. Seinfeld most recently directed the off-Broadway production of Colin Quinn: The New York Story with a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. Seinfeld resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
He remains active as a standup comedy performer and has a residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City through the year, while continuously touring both nationally and internationally. He has headlined The Colosseum since Dec. 2003 and previously headlined the resort’s Circus Maximus Showroom.