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 Graham Elwood talks about his 13 state medical marijuana tour with Doug Benson and entertaining the military in Afghanistan and Iraq while punishing mic stands with his karate skill as a second degree yellow belt. Elwood has been seen on such programs as The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and The Sarah Silverman Program. He performs at the Improv at Harrah’s through Saturday night. Here he talks about unhinging his jaw to eat at Bacchanal Buffet, his first trip to Las Vegas and more.
How often do you get to Las Vegas?
About once a year.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
Yes. I was in college at the University of Arizona and we drove up to watch them play UNLV. Rebels won but we had fun, because we had seats in the last row so it was hard to see my team lose. And I was hung over from playing keno with some retired school teachers.
Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
I love the buffet at Caesars Palace because I can unlock my jaw and eat like a python.
Do people approach you while you're dining out?
Only if I owe them money.
What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
In the past I would go see Cook E. Jar. Also like hitting some of the dance clubs!
What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
How easy it was to get drunk and get married (from watching a friend of course).
What can we expect at your show?
I'm high energy and like being silly on stage. Also I talk about doing USO tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.