Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin Shares His Haute Las Vegas Secrets

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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

Occupation:  Ventriloquist

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!

Connect with Paul on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  @PaulZerdin.