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The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas: This Week’s Headliner – Geechy Guy

December 22, 2009 by  

Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow’s world-famous Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas showcases a different marquee of acts each week. Geechy Guy takes the stage this week through Sunday, with supporting acts Scott Henry and Ron Morey. Improv shows are at 8:30pm and 10:30pm every Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $29.05 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes) for VIP tickets that include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals during the 10:30pm show. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahs.com.

Geechy Guy started his career in his hometown of Rochester, MI. Beginning with magic at age 6, then juggling and unicycling at age 12, he settled on standup comedy at the ripe old age of 19. Geech was invited to San Francisco in the late 80’s to compete in the prestigious Comedy Competition there. Finishing in the top 10 out of 500 comics, two years in a row, he headed down to Los Angeles to see what could happen. Shortly after arriving, Geech secured a spot on TV’s Star Search, (where he beat Ray Romano among others) and went on to set the record for the most appearances by a comedian (10).

Speaking of records, Geech set another one in August ’93 when he told 676 jokes in one hour to land himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Staying in LA, Geech went on to make over 75 national TV appearances, including three on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. While touring the country as the opening act for the legendary “Righteous Brother” (200 shows in 4 years), he moved to Las Vegas in 1996 and started to perform there. Three years, over 25 casinos and several cruise ships later, Geech took a yearlong offer to star in a show in Reno, NV (“Nightbeat”). So he, his wife Alta, and their two cats Oscar and Emmy (get it?) all headed to “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Buying a home and settling there, Geech was soon asked to star in another show, “The Geechy Guy Happy Hour.” Now in its third year, the show has had successful runs at Harvey’s, Harrah’s Reno, and Circus Circus Reno where it is currently the longest running show in town. In 2003, the success of the new Star Search and the popularity of Ray Romano have sparked a renewed interest in Geechy Guy and his career. This has led to recent appearances and mentions on CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Esquire. Geech’s future plans include recording a follow up to his top selling comedy CD and taping a live concert for television.

UPCOMING IMPROV ACTS:

  • December 29- January 3: Allan Havey, with supporting acts Marc Price and Flip Schultz
  • January 5-10: Don McMillan, with supporting act Mike Black
  • January 12-17: Kivi Rogers, with supporting acts Tom Segura and Daniel Leary
  • January 19-24: Rocky LaPorte, with supporting acts Nikki Glasser and Jerry Rocha
  • January 26-31: Dat Phan, with supporting acts Michael Palascak and Jon Huck
  • February 2-7: Steve White, with supporting act David Gee
  • February 9-14: Jeremy Hotz, with supporting acts Kyle Kinane and Clinton Pickens
  • February 16-21: Willie Barcena, with supporting acts Alan Bursky and Steve Simeone
  • February 23-28: Greg Travis, with supporting acts Graham Elwood and Vanessa Graddick

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