Fresh from his Season 10 victory on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Paul Zerdin and his band of sharp-tongued characters are bringing the funk to Las Vegas in the form of a hilarious new show at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which debuted in late April. Called the “ventriloquist for the South Park generation,” Zerdin, who has helped to make ventriloquism cool again, packs a serious punch of comedy in his first-ever Las Vegas residency. The British star masterfully utilizes his unparalleled technical ability and comedic timing, which he began to develop before the age of 10, to blend stand-up comedy and ventriloquism, constantly breaking new ground and establishing himself at the forefront of his profession. Here, the British ventriloquist shares his haute secrets to his new home: Las Vegas.
Where were you born: London, England
Neighborhood: Somewhere near Red Rock
Favorite Restaurant: Lakeside Restaurant, Wynn
Best Sushi: Hakasan
Best Italian: Salute, Red Rock Casino
Best dessert: Chocolate Soufflé Wolfgang Pucks
Best place for a romantic date: Bouchon Venetian
Best Sunday brunch: My kitchen
Best place for a power business meeting: PF Changs
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Planet Hollywood
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Herve Leger, Miracle Mile
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Breitling Store, Forum shops
Best Spa: Planet Hollywood
Favorite Charity Event: Not done any yet!
Favorite Cultural Institution: The Magic Castle, Hollywood
Best Steakhouse: The Striphouse, Planet Hollywood
Best Pizza: Too many carbs don’t really do pizza
Best Lunch: The Bagel Cafe off Sahara
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Lifetime Fitness, Red Rock
Best Museum/Exhibit: Burlesque Hall of Fame
Describe your city in three words: Historic, vibrant, home
All-around favorite spot in Las Vegas: Planet Hollywood Showroom
Best Aspect of Las Vegas: Best shows in the world!