Best known for playing Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor on the hit TV show "Home Improvement," actor, comedian and author Tim Allen is taking his hilarious stand-up routine to the stage in Vegas.What started as a dare from a friend in 1979 when Allen performed his first stand-up comedy routine at a club in Michigan, turned into a career for the budding star. From there he continued perfecting his act performing in clubs across the country before setting out for Los Angeles.He got his big break in 1991 when he was cast for "Home Improvement." Allen's performance as the baffled yet loving husband won him several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series and eight consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite Male Television Performer until the popular sitcom came to an end in 1999.Allen also found success on the big screen and has been featured in various films including Disney's "The Santa Clause," "The Santa Clause 2" and "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause." In 1995 he lent his voice to the character Buzz Lightyear for the Disney/Pixar film "Toy Story." The film has two sequels, most recently "Toy Story 3," which opened in late June 2010.Along with his success as an actor, Allen is an accomplished author. His first book "Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man" was released in 1995 and topped the New York Times' Bestseller List. The book's success, along with the hit movie "Toy Story", resulted in Allen having a No. 1-rated television show, No. 1 box office movie and No. 1 best-selling book, all in the same week.He followed up his first book with another bestseller, "I'm Not Really Here," published in 1997. That same year he starred in the Disney family comedy "Jungle 2 Jungle." Since then he has appeared in several other movies including "Galaxy Quest," "The Shaggy Dog," a cameo in "American Wedding" and "Crazy on the Outside."Allen currently stars in the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing." The series premiered in October 2011 and marks the first sitcom Allen has starred in since "Home Improvement."
The disembodied narrators of the Blue Man Group show profess to know a lot about human nature and social evolution, but the three earless, voiceless, black-clad stars are oddly oblivious.Though it deals out a good dose of off-color humor, the show also takes on big issues including brain function, groupthink, artificial intelligence and the loss of language, guiding the audience to its conclusions about society with the same playful force that the trio of mimes uses to harangue guests into participating in the production.Once the floating eyeball blimps finish their pre-show course around the theater and silent scrolling text has mocked a few of your fellow audience members, be prepared to have a bright blue hand sift through your personal belongings and to hear a booming voice insinuate that your iPhone is making you less human. It's all part of the fun.Blue Man Group sprinkles its show with kid-friendly variety acts and quick-change illusions, but the core of its appeal is the company's signature music, played on fantastical invented instruments. Lighting and special effects bolster the effect of the beats, but Blue Man Group is not a show with a soundtrack — it's a soundtrack with a show.Before the show each night, the trio leads the way to the theater with a centipede-like procession of actors and instruments that worms through the Monte Carlo and into the Blue Man Group lair. If you follow, you'll be in for a strange and scintillating show.