“Naughty Mommy” Maria Walsh Wins Nationwide Comic Search at Iconic Riviera Casino & Hotel

April 23, 2013 by  

Maria Walsh, winner of Riviera Casino & Hotel Next Comic Headliner Search in Las Vegas
The Riviera Casino & Hotel
crowned its next comic headliner after scouring through 226 submissions from around the country. Following more than a month of competitions, Maria Walsh, the “Naughty Mommy” from Long Island, N.Y., earned the title of Riviera Next Comic Headliner as part of the hotel’s 58th Anniversary celebration (Photo credit – Gabe Ginsberg/ 

Walsh won a one-week gig at the Riviera Comedy Club and will headline June 17 – 23.

“I am overwhelmed to take the same stage at the Riviera where so many legendary comics have performed,” says Maria Walsh, winner of the Riviera Casino & Hotel comic headliner search. “In comedy, you need to work hard, hone your skills and get your name out there and this is a great way to do that. Watch out, Vegas, the Naughty Mommy has arrived!”

“Maria has never before performed in Las Vegas and when you take the stage here, you must bring your A-game,” says Mark Massimino, director of entertainment at Riviera Casino & Hotel. “People expect more and she has proven to be up to the task. We’re excited for her June performances.”

Walsh beat three other finalists to earn the title: Mike Merrill from Panorama City, Calif.; Matthew Broome from Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Jared Stern from Washington, D.C. For more information on Maria Walsh, visit Tickets to the Riviera Comedy Club can be purchased at the Box Office or by visiting

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