The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas: This Week’s Headliner – Dat Phan
April 27, 2009 by VegasNews.com
Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow’s world-famous Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas showcases a different marquee of acts each week. Dat Phan takes the stage tomorrow through Sunday, with supporting acts Mike Dugan and Adam London. Improv shows are at 8:30p.m. and 10:30p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday.
Tickets are $31.95 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable tax/fees) 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. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahs.com.
Dat Phan is the original winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and is a headlining comedian touring live across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and Movie appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Family Guy and Cellular. Dat Phan Productions is working on several upcoming projects including a live DVD & CD and preproduction on a movie titled Yellow Fever.
Dat was born in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up struggling and poor in San Diego, CA. His culturally insightful comedy inspects ridiculous stereotypes, and shares his experience of being a regular American guy with a Vietnamese heritage. He has been included in The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition of The Top 10 Most Influential Vietnamese-American Individuals.
Dat Phan’s mission is to bring a more positive portrayal of Asian-Americans to mainstream entertainment and Hollywood. “We want to be seen as more than just martial artists, or bad stereotype token roles in American TV & Movies.”
UPCOMING IMPROV ACTS:
May 5-10: Willie Barcena, with supporting acts Larry Omaha and Brandon Hahn. For this lineup, the weekend’s very special guest John Melendez – the artist formerly known as Stuttering John, will join May 8-9.
May 12-17: Scott Record, with supporting acts Shayla Rivera and Ron Morey
May 19-24: James Stevens III, with supporting acts Scott Kennedy and Debbie Praver
May 26-31: Rocky LaPorte, with supporting acts Pam Mattison and Frazer Smith
Additional special offers:
In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 10, the world-famous Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas is treating all mothers attending the Improv show with their son or daughter on Mother’s Day to a complimentary show package. This exclusive offer for Mom on her special day includes a complimentary show ticket and a complimentary tasty dessert at Penazzi Italian Ristorante.
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