Yes, Casino Comedy is King on New England’s casino properties. Stand-up comedy seems to be an entertainment option that is still very popular.
“I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.”-George Carlin
The beginnings of stand-up comedy can be traced back all the way back to minstrel shows of the 1800’s. This brand of entertainment emerged as a popular idiom in the 1970’s. The list of great humorists from the 70’s is like a “who’s who” in comedy innovators. Many began their careers in the 50’s and 60’s on The Ed Sullivan Show and the Jackie Gleason Show. Consider these stand-up comedy greats – George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, and the list goes on and on.
The Comedy Clubs in New England Casinos
Casino Comedy is King in New England. Matter of fact, the caliber of stand-up comedians that entertain our visitors runs the gamut. Not only are the headliners seen at our largest venues, but we can hear those lower tier comedians grinding out their craft for a chance at the big time at the many comedy clubs listed below.
The Loft Comedy Shows and Live Music at Plainridge Park Casino and Raceway
The Loft features a wide variety of entertainment. In addition to comedians and comic hypnotists, live swing bands and musicians also play The Loft. The Headliners Comedy Club has intermittent stand-up with special by New England’s own Bob Marley. On August 17th, the Loft Headliners Comedy Club Presents Tom Hayes, Paul Nardizzi & Jody Sloane with the time 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. All three are favorites in the Boston Comedy scene. For the Headliners Comedy Club schedule click HERE.
Foxwoods Headliners Shine
Foxwoods has two large concert venues that include more top comedians than any other casino in New England. As an illustration, just in August the stand up list includes Tom Segura, Colin Quinn, Ron White, and Bill Burr . September starts out with Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco, Dave Attell, Andrew Dice Clay and Brian Regan. For a complete list of performers, dates, times and venues, click HERE
MGM Springfield, Where Comedy Roars
The historic Armory at MGM Springfield is the place to go for laughs at Roar!, MGM’s Comedy Club. John Tobin Presents developed this unique comedy series which features an eclectic mix of nationally popular comedians as well as rising industry stars. When the club opened, John Tobin, CEO of John Tobin Presents was extremely pleased with MGM. He concluded “They are an incredible organization to work with. The Armory is a magnificent venue and it’s going to be a stunning space for guests of MGM and people throughout the area to come check out the funniest stand-up comedians working today.” To date, this venue has not disappointed. All shows are 18+ with ID required at the door. Showtimes are Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm and 10:15pm. For everything that is Roar!, click on the link.
Mohegan Sun Arena & Comix
Mohegan Sun opened Comix in the fall of 2015. Previously, it five spent years at Foxwoods. It’s an intimate 325-seat venue — from the small stage to the five front-row booths to the four rows of VIP seating before groups of tables in the back. Food is available and has a bar connected known for its craft beer — including some local brews — and bourbon selection (more than 50 of them). It has expanded to the slots room next door to become Comic Roadhouse, with the comedy club left as is.
They are host this summer/fall to the comedy competition known as Last Comix Standing.
The comedy club at Comix Roadhouse is open every Wednesday through Sunday with entertainment nightly and late-night shows Thursday through Saturday. For the Comix Schedule, click on the link. Check out scheduled comedians at Mohegan Sun’s Calender
So, Casino Comedy is King in New England. Four casinos, multiple venues and tons of laughter await you.