SOURCE: Riviera Comedy Club

Riviera Comedy Club

February 10, 2011 15:53 ET

Sandy Hackett Reopens the Legendary Riviera Comedy Club Thursday, February 10

Voted 'Best Comedy Club' in Las Vegas Six Consecutive Years; Opening Week Headliners Include Hackett, Doug Starks and Greg Vaccariello

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - The son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett carries on the Hackett legacy as he reopens The Riviera Comedy Club, but this time, it will be 'Presented by Sandy Hackett.' The club, opening today, is run by Hackett, producer and star (as Joey Bishop) of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," which also appears at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Le Bistro Theatre. Hackett has launched and run numerous comedy clubs over the years around the country, including Laughlin, Flagstaff and L.A.

In addition to bringing renowned comics from around the country -- many who have appeared on HBO, Showtime, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" or "Late Show With David Letterman" -- there will be regular appearances weekly by Hackett as well as his "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" co-star Doug Starks (Sammy Davis, Jr.), who has opened for such musical performers as Julio Iglesias and Smokey Robinson. Other regular performers include standup comic Tom Wallek and puppeteer/comedian Jerry Halliday.

"We've been having such great success with 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show' at the Riviera and when the opportunity arose, I thought it would be a great idea to get back into the comedy club business," says Hackett. "We're looking forward to keeping the hotel's great tradition of comedy alive and offering a great nightcap for those who have enjoyed our 'Rat Pack' show."

Robert Vannucci, President of the Riviera Hotel and Casino, says, "Sandy Hackett and the headliners will bring the comedy club venue back to the Riviera. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership." 

"Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" ( produced by Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller, runs five nights a week (Sundays and Mondays are dark) in the prime 7 p.m. timeslot. Ticket prices are $49.95 (General Admission), $69.95 (Preferred) and $89.95 (VIP) plus taxes/fees.

"Sandy Hackett Presents The Riviera Comedy Club" opens February 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $24.99 (General Admission) and $34.99 (VIP) plus taxes/fees. Tickets for both shows can be purchased at the Riviera Box Office by calling (877) 892-7469 or online at

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