Rich Little is Back @ the Tropicana
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Rich Little’s Laugh Factory used to be network TV. Today it is the Club of that name at the Tropicana, where Little performs four nights a week.
But Little is back in Las Vegas The master impressionist was once a go-to guest on daytime and nighttime talk shows, especially “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” He was also a member of “Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast” panels, the show originating from the old MGM Grand (now Bally’s) in the 1970s.
Little’s recent schedule is 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. The open dates might well be taken by Louie Anderson, frequently name-checked in the column recently as he seeks a return to residency performances on the Strip.
Little is also taking some time off in August for an off-Broadway dramatic play, “Trial on the Potomac — The Impeachment of Richard Nixon.” The show is the brainchild of veteran Vegas showman George Bugatti, and seizes on Little’s famous interpretation of Nixon’s voice and mannerisms.
The play is set to run Aug. 6-Sept. 4 at Theatre at St. Clements in on West 46th Street in New York.
Little’s impressive array of presidential impressions dates to John F. Kennedy, and he has recently added Joe Biden. But even amid his stage activity, the iconic Strip headliner still misses being on network TV.