We've enlisted comedians, some based here and others who spend their time on the road and come through Vegas, to share their recommendations on great places to dine in Sin City for a feature dubbed Comedian Confidential.
You might know MADtv alumni Anjelah Johnson better as one of her characters such as disgruntled fast food employee with no filter Bon Qui Qui. The comedian propelled on the scene with her viral video for Tammy, the nail salon girl. Now she’s bringing her musings to the Orleans Showroom on Friday and Saturday nights. Here the former professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders (when they were good) shares some of her thoughts on her first trip to Vegas and what she does after her show and would like some suggestions about dining options in Vegas. Feel free to leave them in the comments.
How often do you get to Las Vegas?
I'm probably there about once a year. Funny thing is I used to go there more often when I was underage with a fake ID than I do now as an adult.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
Yep. It was Halloween and I was a slutty pimp. (I've changed my ways since then) haha! I went with a big group of girls and I was the only one who was still a teenager so I used my sister’s ID. I met this guy at a club who was super cool. We never dated we just hit it off and we became friends and still keep in touch until this day.
Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
Oooooh I've been to so many good restaurants in Vegas! I usually just go where ever I'm invited. Hahahaha! What do you suggest?
Do people approach you while you’re dining out?
Yes. I feel bad because I want to be nice and take pictures with everyone and shake hands but when I'm eating it's different. I'd rather not have to worry about if I have food in my teeth and have to go wash my hands again!
What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
I unwind by watching Criminal Minds or Law & Order SVU.
What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
Probably the naked chicks on postcards being passed out, no, "flicked out," to tourists by random Hispanic families at every corner.
What can we expect from your show?
Hilariousness in the form of stories about my life.