“Hello, dere.” On the cusp of his 93rd birthday, funny man Marty Allen has booked two intimate shows at the
in Las Vegas.
On Sunday, Mar. 22, and Monday, Mar. 23, Allen's birthday, the comedian will perform in front of 100 guests at the downtown resort's The Grand Parlor. He brings his wife of 30 years and stage partner vocalist Karon Kate Blackwell.
During his 70-year career, Allen opened for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole. He was part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi, creating albums and making 40 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," even once on the same night as The Beatles. His partner in comedy Steve Rossi died last June at age 82.
A regular on "Hollywood Squares," Allen also appeared on "Circus of the Stars" and games shows such as "Password."
Tickets for the shows start at $50, but the Downtown Grand is throwing in $50 in free casino play per ticket. Another package for $139 per couple includes two tickets to the show, one night stay, $50 in dining credit and $50 in free casino play.
Allen plans to autograph his new autobiography, "Hello Dere," each night after the show.