Aries Spears / Flamingo Hotel / Las Vegas / January 19 – February 4 / Tickets
Aries Spears is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. Spears was a regular on Fox’s sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes, making him the second longest-serving cast member on the show behind Michael McDonald. He recently released a special called Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling.
He joined the cast of MADtv during its 3rd season in 1997, and he left at the end of its 10th season in 2005. During his stay, he created characters such as comedian Belma Buttons (co-host of fictional BET show “Reality Check”), Dollar Bill Montgomery (a host of an urban parody of Politically Incorrect called “Real **********ing Talk with Dollar Bill Montgomery”), James Brown Jr. (co-host of Cabana Chat), and controversial rapper Emcee Esher. He is well known for his impressions of celebrities, including rappers Jay-Z, LL Cool J, DMX, and Snoop Dogg and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as fellow comedian Paul Mooney.