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Photo Flash: Wendy Williams Celebrates Opening Night of LIPSHTICK World Premiere at The Venetian

LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP celebrated its world-premiere at The Venetian Las Vegas Friday, July 11 with headliner Wendy Williams. The media maven packed The Sands Showroom with a sold-out house in her first-ever stand-up performance. Check out a first look below!

In true Las Vegas style, the evening kicked off with a red carpet and Champagne reception. After posing for photos the TV personality took the stage and dived deep into her personal life including family, life, love and how she feels about her upcoming 50th birthday.

"My jokes aren't really jokes, they are humorous takes on serious things that have happened in my life and I feel if I have been through things other people have been through things too," said Williams. "I am pleasantly happy that people clapped their way through my life stories."

John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo, surprised Wendy with a birthday cake to celebrate her 50th birthday. "Thank you for choosing The Venetian for your very first stand-up comedy show," he said. The cake was from the kitchen of Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro at Carlo's Bake Shop at The Venetian.

LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP is a resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers. The new series brings regular stand-up comedy performances to The Sands Showroom from an opening slate of 14 critically acclaimed comediennes.

Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $97.50, not including tax and fees. A limited number of suite packages that include a meal at select Venetian and Palazzo restaurants, as well as VIP packages that include preferred front-row seating and a meet-and-greet with the comedienne, will be available.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.lipshtick.com orwww.venetian.com. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

Performance dates, times and prices are subject to change.


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