is considered by his peers to be the consummate nightclub
performer. As a headliner in Las Vegas for more than 30 years he
has been seen by millions of people. He does not have a
repetitious act, but each performance is tailored to his audience.
Quoting Bob Hope, he is truly a "comedian's comedian" who not only
tells jokes, but sings, tells stories, improvises songs during a
show--and occasionally becomes quite physical on stage.
Las Vegas is known for featuring the world's best and most
talented performers, and Shecky's has always been the show to
see--not only for hotel guests, but for those who live there as
well. His comedic talent is enjoyed by other entertainers who on
their nights off stay after their own engagements to watch him
perform. Jerry Lewis calls him "the epitome of comic genius."
Greene hails from Chicago and began his career near Milwaukee
while still in college. He left college for good when Martha Raye
asked him to play her club in Miami, and later returned to Chicago
to work the famed night spot, The Chez Paree.
His move to Las Vegas was a natural step in his career. It was
there that he introduced Elvis to the Las Vegas audience when
Presley performed as his opening act.. His work in films include
Splash, Mel Brooks History of the World Part 1,and
He was the guest host on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, the Merv
Griffin Show and The Mike Douglas Show, but he is probably best
remembered for his role as Braddock in the hit action drama
Combat. Although there were numerous offers for more films, tv
series, etc. Shecky's love for stand up comedy always came