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Brad Garrett: MORE Celebrity Correspondent

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his brand of top-quality comedy to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with his eponymous comedy club. The intimate 250-seat comedy club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call "home" in Las Vegas. Showtimes are Monday – Sunday at 8 p.m.

Garrett, who is scheduled to join his comedians for multiple performances throughout the year, anticipates a successful return to the MGM Resorts family. "When I had the opportunity to build the ultimate comedy club at MGM Grand, I wanted a venue that captured the ambiance and style of the 1940s in New York," said Garrett. "Those were times when renovated warehouses were turned into speakeasies and small theaters, creating an intimate atmosphere with great entertainment.

"My goal with Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at MGM Grand is to replicate famous New York night spots like The Copacabana, The Stork Club and Jilly's. These were all clubs known for their top-notch entertainment and unparalleled customer service, something I know we'll deliver at MGM Grand."

General admission tickets are priced at $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett appears on stage, or $39, $49 and $59 during non-Garrett performances, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at any MGM Grand ticket outlet, Tix 4 Tonight (877-TIX4TNT) or Vegas.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

Richard Sturm, president of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, "We are proud to welcome the return of Brad Garrett to the MGM Resorts family as he delivers a unique entertainment venue to MGM Grand. We believe the success Brad has enjoyed over his more than 25-year career will translate into a tremendous partnership for the future."

Garrett began performing his stand-up act at Los Angeles comedy clubs and in 1984 was the first winner of the syndicated television show "Star Search." The comedian was only 23 years old when he made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the program. As Garrett's career took off, he began headlining at national venues and opened for legendary performers including Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis, Jr., among others.

Garrett soon made the jump to the world of television and film and appeared on TV shows including "Rosanne," "Mad About You" and Seinfeld," but is best known for the CBS hit series' "Everybody Loves Raymond." In the role of Ray Romano's big brother Robert, Garrett earned Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

Several of Garrett's film credits include "The Pacifier," "Music and Lyrics," "Suicide Kings" and Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown." The comedian's distinguishable voice was utilized by characters including Bloat in "Finding Nemo," Dim in "A Bug's Life," Gasteau in "Ratatouille" and Hookhand in Disney's "Tangled." He also recently completed voicing the role of Chug in Disney/Pixar's newest film "Planes."

Recognized worldwide as the ultimate Las Vegas destination, MGM Grand is in the midst of its "Grand Renovation" a 360-degree transformation updating MGM Grand's guest rooms and its casino floor as well as entertainment, dining and nightlife experiences. For more information on the "Grand Renovation" visit www.thegrandrenovation.com.

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