Comedian Harry Basil, who literally is a human movie trailer, will take his audience on a trip through Hollywood, as he headlines, Bob Kephart’s Comedy Stop, in the Congo Room at the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas the week of Aug. 10-16. Co-headlining with Basil will be Drew Thomas and Ace Guillen.
Basil recreates and spoofs memorable moments from classic hit movies, by physically and vocally taking on a wide variety of unforgettable actors and movie characters, and even pulling unsuspecting audience members up on stage to act as costars. Harry was discovered by, Rodney Dangerfield, who picked him for the “9th Annual HBO Young Comedian’s Special.” Basil became Dangerfield’s exclusive opening act, and also opened for such superstars as, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Estefan, Chuck Berry and Julio Iglesias.
Harry is not only a stand up comedian, but is a producer, director and writer for some of the funniest movies generated out of Hollywood, including three Rodney Dangerfield classics: “Ladybugs,” “Meet Wally Sparks” and “My Five Wives.” He directed, “The 4th Tenor” and the prison comedy, “Back by Midnight.” Basil has also acted in numerous productions: “Peggy Sue Got Married,” “The Seventh Sign,” and “Meet Wally Sparks.”
It took being fired as an auto salesman in Atlanta, Georgia to give, Drew Thomas, the ambition to pursue a childhood dream of becoming a stand up comedian. Thomas entered a monthly competition and won three months in a row. Drew hit the road and never looked back at that automobile dealership. He draws an audience into his routine by discussing the follies of personal and everyday life along with current events.
Ace Guillen is fairly new to stand up comedy. He started his career as a rocker, touring with rock bands and being named a finalist for the Inland Empire Music Awards, before being his musical talent to comedy. Guillen has appeared on National Lampoon radio, NBC Comedy Central, and was a cast member of the sketch comedy show, “Unacceptable Behavior” on SiTV. He also competed in “America’s Got Talent” and “Last Comic Standing” on NBC-TV.
Showtime for the Comedy Stop, inside the Congo Room is 9 p.m. nightly. Tickets are priced from $24.95 plus tax and fees, with a special for Nevada residents (with a valid Nevada drivers license) a ticket priced at $19.95 plus tax and fees. For further information call (702) 737-2515.

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