Shecky Greene was on the same Las Vegas bill with Elvis Presley in 1956, and he went on to become a Las Vegas institution. Last year, after a long break from the city, the 83-year-old comedian proved he wasn’t done yet.
In a Suncoast show in front of a retirement-age audience that missed him, Greene’s yarns about his life and the golden age of Vegas proved more compelling and darn near as funny as his old routines, such as what the Apollo astronauts stepped in when they landed on the moon.
It’s hard to say if he’s the last of the old-school comedians or the first of the modern ones. You can decide for yourself today through Sunday, when he does 7:30 p.m. shows in the Showroom at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $45-$55; call 797-8055.
— By MIKE WEATHERFORD