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Oct 23

Jeff Ross at the Borgata Music Box Nov. 1

jeff-rossYou know comedian Jeff Ross—who is appearing November 1 at the Borgata Music Box—from his many stints on Comedy Central’s celebrity roasts.

Ross has been one of the main comics to breathe some life back into the roast format—where some poor celeb is berated with a mixture of insult jokes with really insulting jokes.

Ross is so much a part of the format, he bills himself the Roastmaster General.

So that’s where you know him from, which is all well and good. It’s much, much worse, however, when he knows you, as celebs from Pamela Anderson to Krusty the Clown (on a recent episode of “The Simpsons”) have found out.

As Ross puts it, “Diss is my Life.”

“I never planned on making fun of people for a living,” says Ross at his roastmaster general website. “It happened by accident. In fact, my whole life has been a series of happy and not-so-happy accidents that have transformed me into the black belt in busting balls that I am today. I like being known as the meanest man in comedy, but I must admit that it’s a blessing and a curse. It’s not a bad way to make a living, but every now and then somebody wants to kill me.”

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Oct 15

Bob Saget at the Music Box October 25

bob-saget-blogAt this point, the truth is out there about longtime comedian Bob Saget, who appears October 25 at the Borgata Music Box.

Yeah, yeah, he played good-natured dad Danny Tanner on the hit TV sitcom “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. And he was also the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997. Since then he’s been a game-show host, the voice of narrator Ted Mosby on “How I Met Your Mother” and a regular on “Entourage.”

So that’s a pretty family friendly resume. But if you think that you’ll see a family friendly stand-up act from Saget at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in October, you haven’t been paying attention (the “Entourage” credit should have tipped you off).

Saget’s blue comedy and obscenity-laced stand-up act is as famous as anything he ever did as the loving dad Danny Tanner.

Just google “America’s Filthiest Home Videos” if you don’t believe us to see a short Saget recently did on the web series Speakeasy from Made Man. But make sure you know what you’re getting into. “Blue” may be too subtle a description.

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Sep 26

Comic Brian Regan at Borgata’s Event Center October 4

Brian ReganDid you ever see one of those Magic Eye 3D posters that became so popular in the 90s? You know the images that just look like a pattern of colors, but when you look closely—deeply even—a 3D image appears within the picture.

Well, comedian Brian Regan’s comedy is something like that.

Let us explain.

You know Regan—who appears October 4 at the Borgata Event Center—from his more than 25-year career as one of the premiere stand-ups in the country. He’s a regular on late-night talk shows (more than 25 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman) and Comedy Central and has put out several comedy CDs including “All by Myself” in 2010.

He’s known for his goofy expressions, physical comedy and his dry observational humor (which is pretty clean by the way, so bring the kids) focusing on the little things in life,  from the pressures of spelling bees to how drivers wave each other into lanes.

In other words, he looks deeply at everyday things.

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Aug 18

Joel McHale at the Borgata Music Box September 13

Joel McHaleIt’s become pretty apparent over the last decade or so that comedian Joel McHale cannot be stopped.

The star of both E’s “The Soup” and the now Yahoo online series “Community“, as well as the upcoming film “Merry Firggin Christmas” (featuring Robin Williams in one of his last roles), brings his stand-up act to Borgata’s Music Box for two shows on September 13 at 7pm and 10 pm.

And you can expect the same irreverent humor that made something out of nothing on “The Soup” and has helped “Community” fend off cancellation about 37 times. It’s also what propelled McHale to host this year’s White House Correspondent’s Ball in May in front of President and Mrs. Obama.

“When ‘The Soup’ started, no one watched it and we were just entertaining ourselves,” McHale recently told the Huffington Post. “I have kind of kept that mantra with me. Obviously I was feeling a tremendous amount of pressure and was deeply concerned about whether the jokes were quality.”

No one may have watched “The Soup” at first, but this year the show scored an Emmy nomination for a brilliant satire of HBO’s “True Detective.

“We see it like making a very fine Persian rug,” McHale recently said of his signature show. “It takes forever to make them, it’s a labor of love and eventually you’ll be recognized for it. But by that point, your fingers have just been gnarled to the bone!”

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Jun 23

Wayans Brothers Live Heats Up Borgata in July

When it comes to great entertainment families, it’s usually pretty easy to figure out who is the dominant player in the mix.

For example:

Who’s your favorite Jackson brother? Michael.

Who’s your favorite Marx Brother? Groucho.

Who’s your favorite Kardashian? (For the sake of argument, let’s call them an entertainment family) Anyway, it’s Kim.

Who’s your favorite Wayans Brother?   … Hmmmm. Not so easy.The Wayans Family

Come July 20 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, you won’t have to choose as the Wayans Brothers Live appear at the Borgata Event Center. That’s Keenan, Marlon, Shawn and Damon all on the same stage in what is described as a hybrid stand-up/sketch comedy show. Make that a hilarious stand-up/sketch show.

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Apr 29

The Burlesque Show Returns Thursdays All Summer at Borgata’s Music Box

Burlesque PerformersThe production’s 1940‘s-inspired style, look and feel incorporates an enjoyable mix of burlesque and comedy. Complementing this theme are beautiful production dancers performing in a range of classic to contemporary burlesque show style performances intermingled with top-notch variety and burlesque stars from around the world.

So get ready for some ribald fun. Burlesque is back in A.C., only at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

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Mar 28

Get Ready to LOL at Borgata

Upcoming Comedy at Borgata

Catch all the greatest comedians here at Borgata this Spring! Jay Mohr, named one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time by Comedy Central will bring his comedy to the Music Box at Borgata on March 28.  Jenny McCarthy will share the stage with Tammy Pescatelli, Lynne Koplitz, Tiffany Haddish, Justine Marino and…

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Mar 20

Laughter IS the Best Medicine at Borgata!

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin Did you know that laughing is good for more than just fun? It’s got some serious health boosting benefits! Get it—laughter?—serious? Har har har. Ok so that was a corny pun, but there is evidence that filling your days and nights with more laughter could add…

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