Orleans Summer Comedy Series Closes with Tom Papa, 8/27-28


The Orleans Summer Comedy Series starring comedian, actor and host of NBC's The Marriage Ref Tom Papa closes out the summer August 27 and 28. Joining Papa for this final Comedy Series engagement for 2010 is Greg Giraldo.

For the past eight years, Tom Papa has been touring with Jerry Seinfeld, who personally selected Papa to be the host of The Marriage Ref. As a stand-up comic, Papa has recorded specials for Comedy Central and Steven Soderbergh is directing his next special due later in 2010. As an actor, Papa starred opposite Matt Damon in The Informant! and has appeared in Analyze That and Comedian. He had a voiceover role in DreamWorks' Bee Movie, a film for which he also received writing credits. Papa's voice is heard in the animated feature The Haunted World of El Super Beasto, as he voices the title character. On the small screen, Papa appeared in a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Known for his provocative style of comedy, Greg Giraldo is well known for his many appearances on Comedy Central, particularly for being the top roaster on Comedy Central Roasts. With his sharp humor and quick wit, he has roasted Larry the Cable Guy, Bob Saget, William Shatner, Flavor Flav and Pamela Anderson. In addition to the Roasts, Giraldo has appeared on the cable network on Root of All Evil and The Gong Show, and he hosted Friday Night Stand-Up, appeared on Last Laugh several times and had his own half-hour comedy special Comedy Central Presents Greg Giraldo. He is a regular on the late-night television circuit, having appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $19.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com. Save on convenience fees by purchasing the tickets in person at Coast Casinos.

Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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