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.
Comedian Loni Love gave up a career as an electrical engineer to become a standup comic. Three years later, she was a runner up on Star Search and named one of the top 10 comics to watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. Now she’s one of the hosts of The Real talk show on Fox and a regular guest deejay on The Ellen Show. For Valentine’s Day, Love plays the Sands Showroom at the Venetian as part of Lipshtick, the all-female lineup of comics at the resort. Here the Detroit native talks about her first trip to Las Vegas, where she likes to dine here and more.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
It was for comedy. I was working at Harrah’s and I thought it was a great place. There were a bunch of characters there.
Do you have any funny stories from your trips to Las Vegas?
No, not really. I always come to work in Las Vegas. My trips are always work related. My first trip to Las Vegas I think I drank too much. I’ve always been careful since then.
Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
I love the Venetian restaurant from Daniel Boulud. I love his restaurant. I even like the In-N-Out.
What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
Seeing the girls, the working girls. I think that was like, wow, it really happens. You always see it in the movies, but I saw it for myself.
I’ve seen people doing sex acts at the machines. Nothing surprises me anymore.
It’s Vegas. You’re going to see a woman with a penis on her head.
What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
I like to go out. They have great clubs in Vegas. I always have some friends, so we’ll go to Tao. We’ll chill out. The show is really hard tough
What can we expect at your show?
First, it is Valentine’s Day. I just want to make everyone laugh whether you are a couple or not. The room is the perfect room for comedy. It’s not too big and not too small. People can see the crazy silly girl I am.