COMEDIC ICON CARROT TOP TO PERFORM AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 22, 2016) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced it will host the “King of Props,” Carrot Top, for back-to-back comedic performances this May. The pop culture icon will bring his signature style of visual comedy and trademark red hair to Sioux City for two shows in Anthem. Carrot Top keeps his act current, finding humor in the headlines and lampooning them with his hilarious homemade props.
The date of the performances is as follows:
CARROT TOP – Wednesday, May 11, 2016
General tickets for Carrot Top can be purchased online here and at the Rock Shop starting Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. Fans will be able to choose between performances at 7:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. Guests attending shows in Anthem must be 21 or older.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. / Anthem
Becoming a pop culture icon is a difficult thing to achieve, but Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson has done just that. With three decades of comedic performance in his rear view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in America. After years of playing to sold-out shows throughout the country, he has now become a Las Vegas icon as well, celebrating his tenth anniversary with the Luxor Resort and Casino at the end of 2015. Coinciding with his milestone anniversary, the property announced a five-year contract renewal for the hit resident’s show through 2020.
The trademark red locks and the undeniably inventive use of props have vaulted Carrot Top to the level that most comedians can only hope to reach. “Nobody can steal my act,” says Carrot Top. “I’ve challenged comics to write me a prop and they can’t. All comedians can use plays on words or puns but writing a visual joke is something else. A rubber chicken isn’t enough. I have to write my own material and make my own props because no one sells what I do better than me. I’m happy not only that I have my own style but that I’ve been an original from the very start.”
Carrot Top went from working small clubs in the late 1980’s to becoming the highest grossing touring comedian in America by the late 1990’s. A spectacle worthy of most rock bands, Carrot Top’s show is filled with lights, music, fog machines and confetti cannons. “I went from two trunks and a strobe light to an 18-wheeler and 35 trunks full of props….from a Yugo to a tour bus for the crew and myself. I actually had to hire people to carry my props. It got pretty crazy pretty fast.”
Then came the move that every comic hopes to make, a regular gig on the Strip in Las Vegas. After headlining at MGM Grand for 16 weeks a year, he signed a very lucrative and long-term deal with the Luxor Hotel and Casino. He performs almost 300 shows a year in the Atrium Theatre. Fans flock to see his show because it is as current as today’s headlines, consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics, music and whatever the real world has to offer. No one is safe from the “King of Props” hilarious and infectious humor.