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.
Miami native Nika Williams headed to Los Angeles to kick off her stand-up and sketch comedy career. She’s earned a spot in the Shaq Comedy Contest and Centric TV’s Next Comedy All Star. She’s also appeared on VH1, 2 Broke Girls and Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out. You can also catch her impersonating celebrities like Rihanna and Halle Berry in her Web series MothaFunnyQuickies. She performs at the Improv at Harrah’s through Saturday night. Here she talks about how her first trip to Vegas isn't worth mentioning and how she'd like to find a good vegetarian restaurant while she's here.
How often do you get to Las Vegas?
This is only my second time to Vegas. Vegas scares me. I don’t want to wake up with an unknown penis staring at me. Just thinking of it terrifies me. Aaaahhh!
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
My first trip isn’t worth mentioning but this time around I’m going to do all the things I should have done. Get wasted, have casual sex, lose my rent money…or nah. I’m at the point in my life getting crazy is drinking hot tea and watching Netflix all night!
Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
I don’t have any fave restaurants yet but I’m looking forward to finding a good vegetarian restaurant. I have to remember I’m not in LA where they’re basically on every corner. I’m sure I’m going to lose weight while I’m here.
Do people approach you while you're dining out?
People approach me all the time. For some reason, they think I’m famous. I’m famous for not being famous.
What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
I’m looking forward to turning up since I don’t have to be up early the next morning. I’m from Miami so I’m used to partying all night. Bring it on Vegas!!
What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
I think I wasn’t so much shocked as I was enamored by the monstrous hotels. I love gaudy, glitzy things so I fit right into Vegas minus the drinking and gambling.
What can we expect at your show?
You can expect me being ME! Fun, crazy, loud, shocking and then ending my show by thanking God and asking the audience to pray for me!