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Never be­fore have stand-up stars have such suc­cess in Las Ve­gas. A fre­quent choice for celebrity roasts and a voice heard in more than 20 an­i­mated fea­tures, Brad Gar­rett won three Em­mys and a SAG Award for his por­trayal of Robert Barone on the long-run­ning CBS se­ries “Ev­ery­body Loves Ray­mond.” His com­edy club at the MGM Grand brings in es­tab­lished com­edy stars and the hottest new acts in the busi­ness, and is the only lo­ca­tion in Ve­gas where you can see Gar­rett him­self per­form; this month, he takes the stage through Aug. 3. For more info, call (866) 740-7711 or visit www.bradgar­rettcom­­rettsCom­e­dyClub

An­other pop­u­lar choice for celebrity roasts—and for edgy com­edy on the Strip—is Vin­nie Fa­vorito at the Flamingo. This long-time Ve­gas per­former and fan fa­vorite takes his Bos­to­nian her­itage and uses it to rib his au­di­ence—all in good fun, of course. Be fore­warned, though, Fa­vorito is known for his no-holds-barred hu­mor, and in­ter­acts with au­di­ences with an un­fil­tered voice (they’re the best ma­te­rial, you know)—he’s far from PC, and of­fend­ing peo­ple is the name of the game. Be­cause of his on-the-fly ap­proach, you get a chance to watch a true master at work: his quick wit plays off the crowd’s re­ac­tion, which of­fers a unique com­edy ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery time. (702) 777-2782, www.flamin­go­lasve­­nie-fa­vorito.html

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