Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The show is UP: Paul Rodriguez

Stars say the darnedest things, don't they? This may be the first time "blockbuster" and Paul Rodriguez were used in the same sentence, but wow, he really unloads. Here goes. Subscribe (it's free!) in iTunes or in Zune. Click on the date below to make it play or right-click to save it and listen at your leisure. Enjoy!

May 31: Paul Rodriguez In Not Amused

When was the last time you heard a newly minted Strip headliner complain that he’s unhappy with his host resort and already flirting with defecting to competing properties? Well, fasten your seat belts because never-shy comic Paul Rodriguez is about to knock your earbuds off. Rodriguez, who started at the Tropicana last week to middling reviews, explains – get this -- what’s wrong with his own show. Rodriguez, one of Comedy Central’s top 100 comics of all time, is also owner of the Laugh Factory in California where Seinfeld star Michael Richards had his racist meltdown which, he said, was incredibly good for the comedy club’s bottom line. He also had some new details about the Gloria Estefan-themed show expected to come to the Trop.

In Banter: Bye to Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman and Woo Restaurant, hello to Surrender/Encore Beach Club, and eff-you to downtown's Plaza.

Links to stuff discussed:

Paul Rodriguez’s website
Paul Rodriguez’s famous skateboarding son’s site
Tickets for Paul Rodriguez show at the Trop
Rodriguez’s very funny opening act, Shayla Rivera
VegasHappensHere.Com coverage of the opening of Encore Beach Club and Surrender
Norm Clarke’s piece on the Beach Club
The Twitpic of Steve’s chocolate pancakes at Society Encore
The Strip’s interview with Roger Thomas when he revealed the design of EBC/Surrender

Dennis Hopper’s obituary and his 2006 Strip appearance
Nu Sanctuary
at Town Square
Changes to
dining at Cathouse reported by John Katsilometes
in downtown Las Vegas
Gary Coleman’s Vegas ties on The Surreal Life
MGM Mirage iPhone apps that we can’t try because of
it’s for 3GS devices
Woo Restaurant
closing at Palazzo
Steve’s LVW column about
how LVS screwed over Woo Restaurant
Las Vegas Advisor’s
news ticker
Mike Weatherford’s
C+ review of Paul Rodriguez
Rodriguez’s involvement with a water-rights fight, the Latino Water Coalition for Farmers


Anonymous said...


The new blue font on the hyperlinks is very, very hard to read on that black background. Not sure what prompted this change but the old page design was much more user friendly.

I'm guessing I'm not alone in this opinion.

- Chris


i know. i don't know why it's doing that. trying to fix.

Anonymous said...

It was charitable of you not to mention Shayla Rivera's extremely unfunny warm-up act, Mr. Adler, in your blog post. He's easily the worst comedian I've seen in Vegas. Ms. Rivera was terrific, though.

David McKee