Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow’s world-famous Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas showcases a different marquee of acts each week. Wendy Liebman takes the stage tomorrow through Sunday, with supporting acts Amy Anderson and Jodi Borrello.
Improv shows are at 8:30pm and 10:30pm every Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $29.05 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable taxes) for VIP tickets that include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals for 10:30pm show. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahs.com.
Wendy Liebman’s performance career started in the basement of her house at 110 Crescent Lane in Long Island, NY. She was born for the spotlight; growing up, she would put on various plays and productions for her family and friends. After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in psychology, she naturally made the transition to stand up comedy. She started performing at clubs throughout Boston, then expanded to all of New England.
In 1990, Liebman won the Johnnie Walker Red Comedy Competition semi-finals in Boston, and competed in the finals at LA’s famous Hollywood Improv. It was at this performance that she caught the eye of the talent coordinator of The Tonight Show, who invited her to be one of Johnny Carson’s guests the following week. If that wasn’t thrilling enough, the whole episode was captured on a segment of CBS’ 48 hours. In 1996, Liebman was honored with the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Stand-up.”
Since then, Liebman has been a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has appeared on The Tonight.Show with Jay Leno. Liebman has also been seen on Politically Incorrect, Dr Katz Professional Therapist, The Daily Show, HBO’s Women of the Night, Comic Relief Vll, Comic Strip Live, VH1 Stand-Up Spotlight, Evening at the Improv and MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour.
Liebman continues to tour across the country, performing at various comedy clubs, colleges, benefits and corporate events. She has paved the way for many female comedians in the male dominated industry. She was born to be in the spotlight, and will continue to be for many years to come.
UPCOMING IMPROV ACTS:
- August 9-14: John Henton, with supporting acts Melissa Villasenor and Brandon Hahn
- August 16-21: Tommy Savitt, with supporting acts Shayla Rivera and Dylan Mandlsohn
- August 23-28: Allan Havey, with supporting acts Jim McCue and John Pate
- August 30- Sept. 4: Bob Zany, with supporting acts Gene Pompa and Ahmed Baroocha
- September 6-11: Rocky LaPorte, with supporting acts Gary Cannon and Ron Morey