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Jeffrey Ross and J.B. Smoove at Borgata
WHO ARE THEY: Jeffrey Ross is a stand-up comedian, actor and director known for his appearances on celebrity roasts. Some of his most well-known roastees include Hugh Hefner, Pamela Anderson, Jerry Stiller, Drew Carey, Donald Trump, William Shatner, Emmitt Smith, Flavor Flav and Rob Reiner. He also has made numerous appearances on "The Jimmy Kimmel Show," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Ross competed on the seventh season of "Dancing With the Stars."
J.B. Smoove is a comedian, actor and writer who has had television roles on "Everybody Hates Chris," "'Til Death" and "Saturday Night Live." Smoove also has starred in several films, including "With or Without You," "Pootie Tang," "Mr. Deeds," "Date Night" and "Hall Pass."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Known for his hilarious roasts and insult style of comedy, Ross is one of the funniest comedians around. He's an equal-opportunity roaster, destroying just about everybody and having audiences in stitches. For those looking for a hilarious way to kick off the weekend, this is a show that is not to be missed.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $24.50. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's Music Box.
Friday Night Laughs with Shuli Egar and Greg Fitzsimmons at Harrah's
WHO ARE THEY: Shuli Egar is a stand-up comedian who began his career performing in Las Vegas showrooms. Eventually, he became a regular caller on the Howard Stern Show. His popularity helped lead to a job as a consultant for the Howard 100 News team. In addition to his work with Stern, Egar continued to work as a stand-up, hitting the road as part of the Killers of Comedy Tour and then with the Miserable Men Comedy Show.
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons has done it all, from stand-up to writing for an Emmy Award-winning show to hosting television and radio shows. Fitzsimmons has appeared regularly on the late night talk show circuit, on shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Fitzsimmons also has made more than 50 appearances on "The Howard Stern Show." As a writer and producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Fitzsimmons won four Daytime Emmy Awards. He's also written for "Lucky Louie," "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" and "The Man Show."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Fans of Stern's show will recognize Egar, the Israeli-born comic who has been making radio audiences laugh for years. Common topics of his routines include the "dangers" of smoking pot, life as a Jew and an insider's view of Stern's show. Fitzsimmons has bounced around a bit with writing jobs, but his stand-up comedy career has always been a constant. Fitzsimmons likes to let the chips fall where they may and has no problem discussing topics such as venereal diseases and managing his sex life as a father. He realizes there are enough people out there who find that sort of frank comedy enjoyable, so there is no need to alter his act to appeal to a more mainstream audience.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Harrah's Resort's Concert Venue.
Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson at Boardwalk Hall
WHO ARE THEY: Carl "The Cobra" Froch is the reigning WBC super middleweight champion of the world. The British fighter won the belt back in December 2008 with a victory against Jean Pascal and hasn't looked back, winning impressively over former middleweight champion Jermaine Taylor in April 2009. Froch, 33, holds a career record of 27-1 with 20 knockouts.
Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson is a boxer originally from Jamaica who held the IBF and Ring Magazine light heavyweight belts. The 42-year-old fighter has a professional record of 51-14 with 35 knockouts.
WHAT TO EXPECT: As part of the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament, Froch and Johnson will vie for the WBC middleweight championship, with the winner going on to the finals to take on WBA champion Andre Ward. In this matchup, Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) has the youth and the status as the reigning WBC super middleweight champion, but Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) has the experience. This fight has all the makings of an epic battle, and is one fight fans won't want to miss.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $50, $100, $150 and $300. The show begins 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Boardwalk Hall.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Three Dog Night at Trump Taj Mahal
WHO ARE THEY: Creedence Clearwater Revisited features bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford of the legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Cook and Clifford began the project in the mid 1990s with the intention of playing some private parties, but received such a positive response from fans they began playing upwards of 100 shows per year and even released the album, "Recollection." Creedence Clearwater Revisited's lineup is rounded out by singer/guitarist John Tristao, lead guitarist Kurt Griffey and Steve Gunner on keyboard, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonic and background vocals.
Between 1969 and 1975, Three Dog Night managed to score 21 hit singles, 11 of which reached the Top 10. They also produced an impressive 12 consecutive gold albums during this period. The group, which originally consisted of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells, scored their biggest hit in 1971 with "Joy to the World." Other hits include "One," "Shambala," "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "Black and White" and "The Show Must Go on."
WHAT TO EXPECT: It's been nearly 40 years since Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded, and while there appears to be slim chance of a reunion with John Fogerty occurring, the band's music endures. The rhythm section of Cook and Clifford has helped keep that music alive with Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The project, which began with modest aspirations, has become a full-time labor of love for the two musicians. Fans can expect to hear great Creedence hits such as "Fortunate Son," "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Susie Q," "Proud Mary," "Lodi" and "Down on the Corner."
Although it's been quite some time since Three Dog Night scored a hit single, the band's back catalog is impressive enough to have sustained its members four decades after they dominated the pop charts. Three Dog Night tours regularly and averages about 80 shows per year, during which the band performs nearly all of its 21 Top 40 hits.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $9.99 and the show begins 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort's Mark G. Etess Arena.
The Go-Go's at House of Blues
WHO ARE THEY: The Go-Go's formed in the late 1970s and made history a few years later as the first all-female band that wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the charts. The group's 1981 debut album, "Beauty and the Beat," remained in the top spot for six weeks and wound up selling more than three million albums. Hits included "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat." The Go-Go's followed up this success with the album "Vacation," which contained a No. 10 hit in the title track. "Talk Show" in 1984 contained the hits "Head over Heels" and "Turn to You."
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Go-Go's were a hit right out of the gate in the early 1980s, racking up a string of Top 40 singles on its. The success proved to be short-lived, however, with the band breaking up in 1985 after three albums. The band has reformed for various reunions, tours and albums beginning in the early 1990s. Fans can expect to hear all of their favorites.
WHAT'S NEW: The Go-Go's recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50 and $52.50. The show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at House of Blues inside Showboat Casino-Hotel.
Wanda Sykes at Borgata
WHO IS SHE: Comedian Wanda Sykes began her stand-up career in 1987 by entering a Washington, D.C., talent competition. In 1992, she quit her day job and moved to New York to pursue comedy full-time. She got her big break opening for Chris Rock at Caroline's Comedy Club, and in 1997 was hired as a writer for "The Chris Rock Show." In 2003, Sykes landed her own show on Fox called "Wanda at Large," although it proved to be short-lived. The comedian also starred in her own Comedy Central special that year and wrote a book, titled "Yeah, I Said It," that was released in 2004. Sykes landed a role on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" in 2006 and has provided voiceovers in the films "Over the Hedge," "Barnyard" and "Brother Bear 2."
WHAT TO EXPECT: With her blunt, tell-it-as-it-is style, Sykes has been leaving audiences in stitches for the better part of two decades. Her career has been on a steady rise since landing a job as a writer on "The Chris Rock Show" and shows no signs of slowing down. Although she's experienced success in films, on television and as a writer, it is as a stand-up comedian that Sykes shines. She covers it all in her act, discussing a wide-range of topics, including politics, health care, racial profiling, gay marriage, karma and aging.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $55 and $65. The shows begin 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's Music Box.
Jukebox Heroes performed by the Mahoney Brothers at Trump Plaza
WHO ARE THEY: With an impressive resume that includes "Legends in Concert," "Dick Clark's Golden Age of Television," "Wolfman Jack's Rock and Roll Review" and Broadway's "Beatlemania," the Mahoney Brothers have been amazing audiences with their impersonations for more than two decades. In addition to playing the usual rounds of casino ballrooms, theaters and concert venues, the Mahoney Brothers also have performed for President Bill Clinton and have produced and starred in shows for the NFL and Major League Baseball.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Similar in style to the well-known Legends in Concert series, The Jukebox Heroes Live combines impersonations with period staging, costumes, instrumentation and videos. Musical icons such as Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and The Everly Brothers are all represented in this stroll through music's illustrious past. The Mahoney Brothers are joined on stage by a live backup band. If you missed the chance to see any of the previously mentioned performers in their primes, here is your opportunity to get a little taste of each in one shot.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The show begins 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Theater.
Kozak the Magician at Tropicana
WHO IS HE: Kozak the Magician began his career as a street performer in Pittsburgh and quickly became a successful comedian and magician. Kozak headlined comedy clubs for years.
WHAT TO EXPECT: A comedic night of magic is what one can expect from Kozak the Magician, who performs at the Tropicana Casino and Resort's Comedy Stop for an extended engagement. "Magic is a blend of art, science, history, philosophy, theology and psychology," says Kozak on his official website. "I bring these to the table along with a razor-sharp wit honed from years of improvisational experience in comedy clubs."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $23 and $32; the $32 tickets include dinner. Dinner is 5 p.m. daily, with the show following one hour later, at the Comedy Stop in The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
'Let's Make A Deal, Live!' at Bally's Atlantic City
WHAT IS IT: "Let's Make A Deal, Live!" is the onstage version of the televised game show, offering contestants the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prizes by taking a chance on what's "behind the curtain." Prizes offered on the TV show range from cars to "Zonks," or silly, inexpensive prizes. "Let's Make A Deal, Live!" will be hosted by Joey Fatone, who just came off a 30-episode hosting stint with "The Price is Right" casino show.
WHAT TO EXPECT: "Let's Make A Deal, Live!" at Bally's will run just like its televised counterpart, with the same sets, games and music. Bally's version will select contestants via a random drawing.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20 and $25. The show begins 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wed-nesdays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. To play, contestants must register at the Bally's box office three hours prior to show time. Contestants must be 21 or older to play. The show runs through June 22 at Bally's Palace Theater.
'Believe, Divas in a Man's World' at Resorts
WHAT IS IT: "Believe, Divas in a Man's World" is a show presented by Steven Andrade that features seven celebrity impersonators performing their takes on Cher, Prince, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle and Joan Rivers. In addition to Andrade, the cast includes Frank Moore, Phyl Craig, Jimmy Electra, Eddie Summers, Jay Sanchez and Gary Dee.
WHAT TO EXPECT: "Believe, Divas in a Man's World" is a dream come true for Andrade, who put the show together and stars as Cher. "I have entertained nationally and internationally (and) so has the rest of the cast," Andrade says. "Our show, through song, dance and dazzling costumes, is an homage to the legendary divas that have shaped the entertainment landscape for the past several decades."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20. The show begins 9 p.m. on Thursdays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 p.m. Sundays. The show runs through July 10 at Resorts' Screening Room.
'42nd Street' at Resorts
WHAT IS IT: One of the most legendary Broadway productions of all time, the Tony award-winning "42nd Street" played for an incredible 3,486 performances. The story revolves around aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer and her journey to make it to the top. "42nd Street" features popular musical numbers such as "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."
WHAT TO EXPECT: Producers Joe Miranda and Barry Singer will bring all of the sights, sounds and drama of "42nd Street" to Resorts Casino-Hotel for a two-month engagement. The production features a talented cast of actors, dancers and singers and the story is one of hard work, determination, heartbreak and success.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. Times and dates vary. The show runs through July 3 at Resorts' Superstar Theater.
'Best of Broadway' at Tropicana
WHAT IS IT: "Best of Broadway" is a show that serves as a greatest hits revue of sorts, culling some of the best music and moments from Broadway's biggest shows. "Best of Broadway" uses state-of-the-art video productions to replicate the original stage sets of the Broadway shows featured.
WHAT TO EXPECT: "Best of Broadway" has been a featured show at Tropicana Casino and Resort in the past and was a hit with both crowds and critics. For the 2011 installment, some of Broadway's most memorable moments will be on display, performed by a cast of singers, dancers and actors.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and $25. The show begins 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. The show runs through June 29 at Tropicana's Showroom.