BWW Previews: LIPSHTICK Is Being Put On at the Venetian, 7/11
Comedienne Whitney Cummings (left) visited Las Vegas on Thursday. She was at a press conference at the Venetian Resort and Casino to announce Lipshtick - The Perfect Shade of Standup, a new resident series of performances by female comediennes.
Introduced by Las Vegas favorite Kelly Clinton, Cummings expressed her joy at the series. Running from July 11 through December 27, the series includes:
Wendy Williams (July 11); Heather McDonald and Iliza Schlesinger (July 18 & 19); Rita Rudner (July 25 & 26); Caroline Rhea and Wendy Liebman (August 1 & 2); Lisa Lampanelli (August 8 & 9); Whitney Cummings (August 15 & 16): Joy Behar (August 22 & 23); Susie Essman (September 5 & 6:) Natasha Leggero and Jen Kirkman (September 12 & 13); Jennifer Coolidge (September 19 & 20); Lisa Lampanelli (October 3 & 4); Loni Love (October 10 & 11); Whitney Cummings (November 28 & 29); Lisa Lampanelli (December 26 & 27).
It is planned that the talent will rotate to appear three to four times each year.
Venetian President and COO John Caparella said at the press conference, ""While the industry has concentrated on male comedy acts, The Venetian has a long-standing history of featuring outstanding female comediennes. Our success with comedic legends like Rita Rudner and Joan Rivers have proven that 'girls rule' when it comes to comedy. Further, we believe that female-driven comedy is now as popular as ever!"
Tickets are now on sale for the first dates. Prices range from $37.50 to $96.25, plus tax and handling fees. Also available are suite packages that include a meal at "select restaurants" at the Venetian and there are VIP packages that include front-row seating and a meet-and-greet with the performers.