Monday, June 30, 2014

A Taste of The Venetian's brand All-Women Stand-Up Revue, "Lipshtick." Jon Lovitz emceeing. Heather McDonald & Loni Love Headliners.

By Laura Medina

"Lipshtick" at The Venetian, headlined by Heather McDonald & Loni Love. Hosted by Jon Lovitz.

This scribe was fortunate to be invited to this intimate industry-only tidbit of a taste to The Venetian's brand new, upcoming stand-up comedy revue, the all-women, no-holds-barred, bawdy "Lipshtick," comedy from real women, grown-up women's point-of-view, in the private upstairs lounge of Morels French Restaurant and Lounge at The Grove.

Men, if you really want to know what women want and what they really think, go attend "Lipshtick" at The Venetian.  Hopefully, this will make you a better husband.

Think of the dinner preview as a debutante cocktail for THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS announcing the first Women Comedy Series on the Las Vegas Strip.  

The emerging full line-up for this is...

 ·         July 11: Wendy Williams
·         July 18 & 19: Heather McDonald and Iliza Schlesinger
·         July  25 & 26: Rita Rudner
·         August 1 & 2: Caroline Rhea and Wendy Liebman
·         August 8 & 9: Lisa Lampanelli
·         August 15 & 16: Whitney Cummings
·         August 22 & 23: Joy Behar
·         September 5 & 6: Susie Essman
·         September 12 & 13: Natasha Leggero and Jen Kirkman
·         September 19 & 20: Jennifer Coolidge
·         October 3 & 4: Lisa Lampanelli
·         October 10 & 11: Loni Love
·         November 28 & 29: Whitney Cummings
·         December 26 & 27: Lisa Lampanelli
"Lipshtick" is the major of the top women comedians from stage, film, and tv.

If you're suffering from Chelsea Handler withdrawal, you have an excuse, now, to jet a jaunt over to Las Vegas to watch "Chelsea Lately" writer and performer, Heather McDonald joke and make comments on what's it is really like to be a mom, a wife, and the realities of marriage and motherhood.  This certainly ain't for the girly faint-of-heart but real women, moms, and wives will laugh in relief and support.  Now, this is real girl talk.

This industry crowd sipped fresh, ripe, and juicy Strawberry cocktails (remember, it's Strawberry bumper crop season) through-out the entire set.

After Heather McDonald-wife & mom-ended her comedy set with tales of scooping her son's favorite Hot Wheel toy car out of the toilet after he dropped it, with a soup ladle, Loni Love followed up with her "real women have curves and we eat" routine.

While the audience laughed about Loni's biting commentary on "skinny bitches" and equally skimpy Subways sandwiches and that women like her eat filet mignon,..guess what, her wish is her command.  Loni was presented by Morels French Restaurant's filet mignon.

We guest audience have to settle with endless rounds of platters and trays of burger sliders, open-faced "Animal-styled" cheeseburgers, stuffed endives, ahi poke tuna on won-ton strips, and pot stickers.

This "Lipshtick" tasting comedy preview whet this scribe's appetite to hit the Las Vegas to get the full revue, go to or or calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 for ticket prices ranging from $37.50 to $97.50, not including tax and handling fees. A limited number of suite packages that include a meal at select Venetian and Palazzo restaurants, as well as VIP packages that include preferred front-row seating and a meet-and-greet with the comedienne, will be available. 

The new dinner and a show.

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