Flip the Strip: Pete Davidson & Life is Beautiful Lineup

SNL Star Performs at Mirage; Comedy Lineup Announced for Life is Beautiful

Nevada's Morning News
August 28, 2019 - 10:02 am

As most people know, Las Vegas is the entertainment capitol of the world, but it also is known for its kitchy and fun restaurants. 

Host of Flip the Strip, Melind Sheckells, joins Nevada's Morning News to talk about the latest entertainment and food news. Just recently Melinda was on hand for the Vegas debut of SNL star Pete Davidson at The Mirage. Davidson performed at the Terry Fator Theatre, and according to Melinda, he tried out some new material.

However, the SNL star's Strip debut was overshadowed somewhat by his previous appearance a few days prior at The University of Central Florida. While performing for students, he chastised them for using their cellphones to record his comedy set. Davidson was criticized for his overt use of obsecenities, as well using the word "retarded" in reference to the students.

UCF didn't take kindly to the comedians rant about technology. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a UCF official said "Mr. Davidson’s abusive language, particularly his use of a derogatory slur, is contrary to the University of Central Florida’s values of inclusion and respect for all."

But, despite the comedian's college controversy, Melinda says his show as pretty spot-on at The Mirage.

Besides Pete Davidson, Melinda also revealed to listeners the Life is Beautiful comedy line-up. Life is Beautiful is a quintessential entertainment event hosted every year in Las Vegas in September.

Melinda couldn't end her interview without mentioning a new restaurant for listeners to try out. The Rose.Rabbit.Lie inside The Cosmopolitan.

Make sure to listen to the full interview for more on Pete Davidson, Life is Beautiful and Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

You can listen to Melinda Sheckells on Flip the Strip every Saturday at 5 p.m. 


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