You have to love clever marketing and “Lipshtick – The Perfect Shade Of Stand Up” is just that. “Lipshtick” is a newly branded resident comedy series opening at The Venetian Las Vegas that marks the first time the comedy stage in Las Vegas will be taken over exclusively by female performers appearing in The Sands Showroom. The new series has an opening slate of 14 critically acclaimed funny ladies and will debut July 11 with appearances by daytime television personality Wendy Williams.
Comedienne Whitney Cummings, television personality and co-creator of the hit CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” made the announcement at a press conference at The Venetian Las Vegas and will make her debut at The Sands Showroom on Aug. 15.
The other ladies on the 2014 lineup will feature: Heather McDonald and Iliza Schlesinger July 18-19; Rita Rudner, a Venetian headliner since 2001, July 25-26; Caroline Rhea and Wendy Liebman Aug. 1-2; Lisa Lampanelli Aug. 8-9, Oct. 3-4 and Dec. 26-27; Whitney Cummings Aug. 15-16 and Nov. 28-29; Joy Behar Aug. 22-23; Susie Essman Sept. 5-6; Natasha Leggero and Jen Kirkman Sept. 12-13; Jennifer Coolidge Sept. 19-20; and Loni Love Oct. 10-11.
Once part of the Lipshtick family, most of the comediennes will be scheduled into a rotation to perform at The Venetian three to four times per year. Shows will be held on Fridays at 10 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Some performance dates will include a second Saturday night show at 10 p.m.