Former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was in the audience for “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, March 1.
The youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee took in the show with his wife, Kiki, before snapping a photo with Mo’Nique and congratulating her on her groundbreaking Las Vegas residency.
Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique has been entertaining audiences for nearly 20 years. Beginning in 1999 with a starring role in the UPN hit television series, “The Parkers,” Mo’Nique quickly garnered critical acclaim and accolades, including four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She performed in the hit stand-up comedy film, “The Queens of Comedy,” earning a GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Comedy Album.
In 2003, Mo’Nique released the New York Times bestselling memoir “Skinny Women are Evil,” before going on to host her own BET late-night talk show, “The Mo’Nique Show.” In film, Mo’Nique notably starred in “Precious,” for which she won an Academy Award and the HBO biopic “Bessie,” which received rave reviews and a Primetime Emmy nomination.
“Mo’Nique Does Vegas” performs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with additional 10 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays, inside The Sayers Club. Tickets start at $49 (plus tax and fees) and are now on sale and available online at slslasvegas.com or by calling (702) 761-7000. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit slslasvegas.com.