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Comedian Kivi Rogers Debates Between Buffets and Chipotle in Las Vegas

Plus why he doesn't go out after a show.

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Kivi Rogers
Kivi Rogers

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 Kivi Rogers is probably best known for his roles in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Amati Girls and Folle d’elle. On television, he’s appeared on The West Wing, Dharma and Greg, Home Improvement and Everybody Loves Raymond. He’s also done more than 15 USO tours to entertain the troops. He performs at Improv at Harrah’s through Saturday night. Here he shares some of his interesting observations about Las Vegas.

How often do you get to Las Vegas?
I get to Vegas about three times per year.

Do you remember your first trip to Vegas?
My very first trip to Vegas was in 1992 to do a showcase for the Improv and Steve Schirripa. I’ve been coming here ever since.

Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to visit here?
I use to like the buffet at the Rio when it was cheap. Now Chipotle is my best bet.

Do people approach you while you're dining out?
People approach me all the time when I’m dining out… "May I take your order, sir?" I’m big like that!

What about nightlife? Do you ever go out after a show to unwind?
Actually I unwind by staying away from people. Too much diversity in Vegas and none them have manners, except me.

What was the first thing that shocked you in Las Vegas?
The first thing that shocked me about Vegas was the number of people who don’t know they have a gambling problem.

What can we expect at your show?
In my show you’ll see me deal with political correctness and racial stereotypes like no other, and you’ll leave not with just a smile on your face but your belly aching.

The Improv

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