The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas: This Week’s Headliner – Don McMillan
January 4, 2011 by VegasNews.com
Don McMillan takes the stage tomorrow through Sunday at The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas, with supporting acts Larry Brown and LA Hardy.
Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked as part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his six years at VLSI he designed more than 50 Standard and ASIC Designs, many of which are still out there today.
After winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Don turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on Star Search in 1993. He’s had numerous television appearances including NBC’s The Tonight Show, CNN’s The Larry King Show, MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. Nowadays, you can catch Don headlining comedy clubs from the across the country.
You most likely have seen Don as the star of 15 national commercials for Budweiser Beer. He plays the Bud delivery guy who mans the “freshness hotline” and protects the world against “skunky” beer. He can also be seen in commercials for 7–11, Franco-American Ravioli, Little Caesar’s Pizza, ServiStar Hardware and United Airlines.
In the movies, Don starred in Don: Plain & Tall an independent film that was awarded “Best Feature – Comedy” at the Back East Film Festival and the Breckenridge Film Festival. Don has also appeared in the feature length films: Air Bud III-World Pup, Life Without Dick, Macon County Jail, Party Crashers and Fanatics. Don has guest starred on the TV series Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, City Guys and Step by Step. He has also been profiled in both Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and the IEEE Spectrum.
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.
Upcoming Improv Acts:
- 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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