Center Stage Comedy
Center Stage Comedy at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the country’s most comprehensive and diverse comedic lineups. This award winning comedy series provides a calendar of laughs to keep you coming back again and again.
Over the last decade, the 1,257-seat Theatre has been the place to enjoy the best comedy in Las Vegas, featuring some of the most popular comedians worldwide including Tim Allen, Tiffany Haddish, Gabriel Iglesias, Jay Leno, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Spade, Iliza Shlesinger, Daniel Tosh and Ron White, among others.
Just some of the comedians appearing:
Ray Romano and Brian Regan take the stage together, bringing double the laughs. Romano, best known for his major role in the Emmy Award-winning series “Everybody Loves Raymond” and NBC’s “Parenthood,” has become a television favorite and a renowned stand-up comedian. Romano’s recent film credits include “Paddleton,” “The Big Sick,” Netflix’s “The Irishman” and HBO’s “Bad Education.”
Brian Regan is one of the country’s most respected comedians having built a prosperous 30-plus year career in comedy. Vanity Fair calls Regan “the funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calls him “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Regan premiered his second Netflix stand-up special, “Brian Regan: On The Rocks,” in February 2021, while also returning for his third season in Peter Farrelly’s TV series, “Loudermilk.” A regular on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Brian has had plenty of experience entertaining through comedy.
Chelsea Handler is a comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate whose humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. After a strong seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” a tenure in which Handler was the only female late-night talk show host on-air, she then launched her documentary series “Chelsea Does,” followed by her talk show Chelsea on Netflix in 2016. In 2022, Handler made her return to Netflix with her critically acclaimed comedy special Revolution.
Jim Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. He is not only one of the best-selling touring comics but has also found critical success in his acting endeavors.
Multiple Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Wayne Brady has made his mark on stage and screen as an actor, producer, singer, dancer, songwriter, and television personality. Brady has an impressive TV resume including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Masked Singer, Black Lighting, The Good Fight and Showtime’s American Gigolo – each spotlighting different aspects of his immense talent. Brady is also host & executive producer for Let’s Make A Deal, Game of Talents and Comedy IQ. Brady’s musical acumen is impressive too – he dropped a brand-new original single, entitled “Flirtin’ w/ Forever,” which quickly climbed the streaming charts, as well as an accompanying music video. Brady has also triumphed on-stage starting with his Broadway debut as legal showman ‘Billy Flynn’ in the long-running hit musical, “Chicago” and also starring as the ground-breaking character ‘Lola’ in “Kinky Boots”, Broadway’s Tony Award- winning Best Musical.
Kathy Griffin is a stand-up comedian, actress, author and television personality best known for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The double Emmy winning Chicago native is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid-fire wit. As a reviewer said “Ms. Griffin’s appeal is in her ability to combine insider access to the world of the famous (or at least the pseudo-famous) and her willingness to be frank about its inhabitants. Kathy has the rare ability to talk to a giant audience as if it’s an intimate conversation. She’s the hilarious friend recounting day-to-day stories, except she never lets you get a word in edgewise”.
During her 28 year career Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every late night show ever made – Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT. She’s done a couple of USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan with fellow performers. She is regarded as one of the most respected comedians of her generation and the recipient of the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian.”
Funnyman and Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey is the mastermind behind some of comedy’s most beloved personas, from Wayne’s World’s Garth Algar to SNL’s Church Lady. One of the best impersonators in the business, Carvey takes aim at everyone from celebrities to past presidents in his hilarious standup act, only relenting to add off-color but hilariously insightful bits from his personal experience to the mix. Much to the delight of fans, Carvey is shamelessly devoted to pleasing his audience — each routine ends with a 15-minute Q&A where he fields questions and reprises characters from his rich comedic past.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.
Kevin James made his stand-up debut in 1989 before going on to score a breakthrough at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal in 1996. His guest roles on Ray Romano’s CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond” led to his own show. After its premiere in 1998, The King of Queens became one of television’s top-rated comedies. The 2001 release of his first stand-up special “Kevin James: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” proved that his TV success had done nothing to dull his wry take on life or his skills as a physical comedian. James established himself as a major box-office draw thanks to such hits as “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”. In 2016, he returned to television to headline another hit sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait”, before bringing his career full circle with the live performances that led to Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up.
Shane Gillis is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer. In 2021, Gillis released his debut comedy special Shane Gillis: Live in Austin on YouTube which has been viewed over 6 million times. Gillis is one-half of the comedy fan favorite Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast. He’s a regular guest on Sirius XM’s The Bonfire, Spotify’s The Joe Rogan Experience, and Barstool Sports KFC Radio. Most recently, Shane can be seen playing ‘Gilly’ in the upcoming season of Peacock’s Bupkis opposite Pete Davidson, Joe Pesci, and Edie Falco.
George Lopez has made a name for himself with a multi-faceted career in film, standup comedy, and late-night television, breaking ground for Latino comics by embracing his ethnicity and confronting racial stereotypes head on. A Grammy-nominated comedian, Lopez is known for revolutionary television sitcom “George Lopez” and late-night show “Lopez Tonight.” Lopez has been featured in three HBO specials and has voiced a number of animated characters in blockbuster films. He currently stars in a multi-camera comedy series Lopez vs Lopez for NBC, featuring his real-life daughter Mayan Lopez.
Daniel Tosh is ridiculously popular due to his time spent as host of the hit Comedy Central show “Tosh.0”, but even he’ll tell you that standup is his first love. Tosh is a man of many talents as his numerous standup specials and his own cartoon show on Comedy Central called “Brickleberry” prove. We’re just going to warn you: Daniel Tosh is an acquired taste.
D.L. Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. Hughley spent four successful years starring in his own sitcom “The Hughleys” but it was the mega-hit “The Original Kings of Comedy” that launched D.L into superstardom. The film, based on the 1999 tour featuring D.L., Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, garnered close to $40 million dollars at the box office and became one of the highest selling DVDs in 2001. In 2006 D.L. starred in his own HBO comedy special “Unapologetic”, and most recently, he hosted his own late night talk show on CNN “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News”. D.L. currently hosts a New York morning radio show.
Joe Gatto is a well-known comedian, actor, & producer who is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” He is one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, and is co-host of the “Two Cool Moms” podcast and has also appeared on several other hit podcasts, including “This Past Weekend” with Theo Von and “Fortune and Life is Short” with Justin Long.
Comedian and social critic Lewis Black is renowned for his hilariously angry face and simulated mental breakdowns. Black skewers the absurdities of history, religion, and politics with impassioned rants that are funny and eye-opening. He’s a Comedy Central staple, both on his own show Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Tim Allen has honed his signature brand of observational comedy since he began earning laughs in clubs in the mid ’70s. One of the most iconic performers to emerge from the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, he rose through the ranks in the ’80s before finding fame on Home Improvement, his long-running ABC sitcom. His engaging and hilarious performances as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story and hapless dad Scott Calvin in The Santa Clause led to two of Hollywood’s most popular family-movie franchises. His other film credits include Christmas with the Kranks, Zoom, Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog. In 2011, he returned to television as the star of Last Man Standing, another hit sitcom.
Brad Williams is one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out venues all over the country and world. Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films. His humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex and race consistently win over audiences; proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half, and in that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, and played nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents, including performing at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival 12 times! He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.
Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney,” she also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls.” She has a podcast titled “Good For You”, several stand-up comedy specials, has written a novel, “I’m Fine…And Other Lies”, and has directed and appeared in several films and TV series.