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Nick Cannon launches a summer party series at Planet Hollywood

Nick Cannon just popped up in Vegas to promote Theatre Box.
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If you’re looking for a perfect party host, look no further than Nick Cannon. The one-man entertainment empire has already begun a new summer pool party series at Planet Hollywood Resort on the Las Vegas Strip, featuring plenty of music, fun, special guests and appearances from the Wild ‘N Out girls representing Cannon’s top-rated MTV comedy show.

“It’s more music-driven than comedy,” Cannon says. “I’m DJing and just bringing the vibe for anybody who wants to come and hang out in Vegas.”

Cannon maintains a pretty hectic schedule these days. The audio release for this year’s Showtime stand-up comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot lands on July 29, and his next feature film, King of the Dancehall, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg, Louis Gossett Jr. and Busta Rhymes, premieres on YouTube Red on August 2.

Cannon also popped up in Vegas recently at the new Sugar Factory at Fashion Show to announce the pending arrival of Theatre Box, a multifaceted entertainment center opening in San Diego next year and maybe eventually in Las Vegas. “It’s really a one-stop shop, with a multiplex so you can dine in the restaurant and then watch a movie or go to the sports bar, or hit the arcade, all at once. Hopefully it will spread to Las Vegas and across the country.”

Cannon says he’s happy to spending some of his summer vacay in Vegas, and it could be a sign of things to come. “We talk about it all the time, setting something up in Vegas, because I’ve shot different comedy shows there and done stand-up and different nightclub experiences,” he says. “I would love to expand the Wild ‘N Out brand, because it really lends itself to [Vegas] with a mix of comedy, music, beautiful people and a strong variety [show] aspect. It could be a really well-rounded show.” Ultimate Pool Party Series with Nick Cannon at Planet Hollywood Resort, July 9, 23 & 30.

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