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.
Canadian Dylan Mandlsohn is the man with a rubber face. The comedian finds inspiration in Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson and Rich Little for his charismatic stand-up act. The member of The Groundlings Improvisational Troupe in Los Angeles performs at the Improv at Harrah’s through Saturday night. Here he talks about his favorite restaurant in Las Vegas, how his father got his Vegas habit started at an early age and more.
How often do you get to Las Vegas?
I come to Vegas when I perform. I've performed in this city four times this year. I feel like I own a time share here.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
Yes, I was twelve years old. My Dad brought me here to see it. He wanted to start the bad habits early in my life.
Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
I love Ruth Chris' Steakhouse because they're a high-end restaurant and will laugh when ask for McNuggets.
Do people approach you while you're dining out?
Yes, but usually cause I'm sitting in their seat.
What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
Yes, I do. I go to different clubs of all kinds. I follow the crowd. Sometimes I try to lead a crowd.
What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
I was shocked at how easy it was for me to become a hooker. First step, gamble.
What can we expect at your show?
I do a lot of physical humor, characters, and a whole lot of complaining in between.