• 01-APR-2019

Wynn Las Vegas Marks New Venture Into Comedy with Lineup of Top Stand-Up Comedians to Headline the Encore Theater Spring-Summer 2019

LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2019) —Wynn Las Vegas in association with AEG Presents Las Vegas marks their new venture into comedy with a lineup of top comedians headlining the Encore Theater this Spring-Summer 2019. The roster of talent includes renowned performers Chris Tucker, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jo Koy and Ali Wong, who will appear starting April 6 through Labor Day Weekend, with additional acts to be announced. Wynn Las Vegas kicked-off 2019 with two sold out performances by Chris Tucker, marking the first-ever stand-up comedy shows hosted by the resort. Tucker will return to the Encore Theater on Saturday, April 6.
“We are thrilled to welcome this incredibly talented lineup of comedic performers to the stage at Encore Theater,” says Rick Gray, General Manager of Entertainment Operations, Wynn Las Vegas. “We continue to see great success with our headlining music acts, and we now look forward to offering our guests a new experience as we kick off our comedy engagements this spring with this renowned roster of comedians.”
The Encore Theater will continue to offer performances by music’s top and legendary acts like Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, John Fogerty, Sarah McLachlan and Lionel Richie.
“We’re proud to offer a diverse, eclectic and highly selective roster of comedians to the Encore Theater,” says AEG Presents Las Vegas Talent Buyer Chris Hammond. “Similar to our featured musicians, these comedians typically play much larger venues so we’re excited to offer our guests the opportunity to experience these acts in a much more intimate and personable environment.”
The Wynn Las Vegas Spring-Summer 2019 comedy lineup is as follows:
Chris Tucker:  Saturday, April 6 (one night only – two performances)
Chris Tucker, international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of “Detective James Carter” in Brett Ratner’s Rush Hour film series, returns to Wynn Las Vegas for one-night-only on Saturday, April 6 for two performances at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. In 2015, his first standup film, Chris Tucker Live, was released exclusively on Netflix; in 2016, he co-starred in Ang Lee’s Iraq war-centric film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide.
Seth Meyers: Saturday, May 4 (one night only – two performances)
Emmy Award-winning writer, comedian, actor, and late-night television host, Seth Meyers, will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut for one-night-only on May 4, bringing his memorable comedy and topical monologue jokes to the stage for two performances at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Meyers began his career with Saturday Night Live in 2001 where he served as a cast member for 13 seasons and a head writer for nine seasons, during which he won an Emmy for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2014), Meyers has garnered 20 Emmy nominations for his work in television, and has gained notoriety in the stand-up world for his perfectly-timed wit and off-the-cuff satire which has led him to host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and the 75th Golden Globe Awards
Jim Gaffigan: Saturday, May 18 (one night only – two performances)
Emmy-winning top touring performer and four-time GRAMMY nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer Jim Gaffigan will bring his international “Quality Time” tour to Wynn Las Vegas in two back-to-back performances on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Cited by Forbes as “one of the world’s highest grossing comedians” (2016) and one of Pandora’s most popular streamed comics, the critically-acclaimed performer continues his reign in the comedic world, repeatedly selling out venues across the U.S. Amazon recently announced its foray into stand-up comedy with the streaming service’s first-ever original stand-up special, Gaffigan’s Quality Time, which is slated to debut on Amazon Prime Video in late 2019.
Sebastian Maniscalco: Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 (two performances nightly)
Comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco, dubbed “comedy’s new superstar” in a recent profile by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut with a two-night-only engagement at the Encore Theater on May 25 and 26. Maniscalco will bring his observational humor to the stage in two back-to-back performances each night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, a best-selling memoir (Stay Hungry) and a role in the Golden Globe-winning Green Book, 2018 was a milestone year, culminating in Maniscalco receiving Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award. 2019 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for the comedian, with a role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming picture The Irishman as well as a just-released Netflix special streaming now, and recently adding playing FOUR shows at ‘The Garden’ to his list of accomplishments.
Jo Koy:  Friday, May 31; Saturday, June 1; Sunday, June 2
Jo Koy will bring his wildly popular “Break The Mold” tour to Wynn Las Vegas for three nights only on May 31, June 1-2. Koy will showcase his insightful humor and jokes inspired by his family onstage. No stranger to Las Vegas, Koy could once be seen performing at a local coffee house before launching his career; his performances there would eventually inspire his move to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for comedy. Now known for his explosive energy onstage, Koy’s comedic career has seen great success with record-breaking ticket sales and sold-out audiences around the world. In 2018, Koy received the prestigious “Stand-up Comedian of the Year” award at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
Ali Wong: Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 (two performances nightly)
This Labor Day Weekend, comedian, actress and writer Ali Wong will make her Wynn Las Vegas debut with a two-night-only engagement of her “Milk & Money” tour at the Encore Theater on August 31 and September 1. Wong will bring her critically-acclaimed humor to the stage in two back-to-back performances each night at 7:30 p.m and 10 p.m. Following her breakout Netflix special Baby Cobra in 2016, Wong has received nationwide praise for her comic genius and raw jokes. In 2018, Wong returned to the screen with her second Netflix special Hard Knock Wife, which also received critical acclaim. This year is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Wong. Wong will executive produce and voice the co-lead in the upcoming Netflix animated series Tuca and Bertie with comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish, and she will also appear in the feature film Always Be My Maybe, which she co-wrote and co-stars in with Randall Park. Later this year, Wong will release her debut book for Random House – a book of essays inspired by her life offstage.
For more information about the Wynn Las Vegas comedy lineup please visit: https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/entertainment
About Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is the recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world and was once again named the best resort in Nevada on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 “Gold List,” a title received for the eleventh time. Wynn and Encore Las Vegas consist of two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas. The resort features approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, 21 signature dining experiences, 11 bars, two award-winning spas, approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, approximately 160,000 square feet of retail space as well as two theaters, two nightclubs, a beach club and recreation and leisure facilities. Wynn Las Vegas recently unveiled Wynn Plaza, a Strip-front expansion that offers a collection of world-renowned luxury, contemporary, and lifestyle brands. For more information on Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, visit press.wynnlasvegas.com, or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly; and owns, manages or books more than 80 clubs and theaters.  AEG Presents produces and promotes more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, Madison House Presents and PromoWest Productions. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. For more information visit aegpresents.com.