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‘Fantasy’ comedian Sean E. Cooper: Why I have the best job on the Las Vegas Strip

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Sean E. Cooper attends the 2014 “Fantasy” calendar-release party on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Luxor.

2014 ‘Fantasy’ Calendar Party at Luxor

The 2014 “Fantasy” calendar-release party on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Luxor. Launch slideshow »

New-Look ‘Fantasy’ at Luxor: Gallery 1

The new-look “Fantasy” at the Luxor. Launch slideshow »

New-Look ‘Fantasy’ at Luxor: Gallery 2

Tracey Gittins in the new-look “Fantasy” at the Luxor. Launch slideshow »

As Robin Leach arrives for his annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy — he also visited Lake Como and Lake Maggiore this year — many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom. We continue today with comedian and impressionist Sean E. Cooper from the sizzling topless show “Fantasy” at the Luxor. He might just be the luckiest man in Las Vegas.

There’s an abundance of cool jobs here in sunny Las Vegas, but none quite as awesome as mine. As the sole male in the topless show “Fantasy” at the Luxor — don’t worry, I leave the topless part to the ladies — I easily have the best job on the Las Vegas Strip.

There’s a reason the show will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. It’s always hot! Don’t believe me? That’s OK. I’ve compiled a Top 10 list to break it down for skeptics, nonbelievers, haters and naysayers.

1. I am paid to dance with the hottest ladies on the Strip and even get to perform my own number. This show isn’t known as the Strip’s Biggest Tease for nothing; these girls strut their stuff and leave our audience — and maybe myself — begging for more every single night.

2. I’m a man, and it’s true what they say: We get bored of the same ol’ thing night after night. Well, not with these ladies! They always keep me guessing with their new dance numbers and little outfit changes. Yes, I said little, fellas. Ya’ll know what I’m talking about.

3. I have the privilege of sitting in on nightly “girl talk” sessions. Sometimes by choice, other times not so much, but I’m always keeping tabs on the do’s and don’t’s for the fellas out there. Trust me, I work overtime protecting mankind. To every man out there: You’re welcome.

4. I get to work with the best hair in Las Vegas. Our lead singer, Jaime Lynch, has enough hair to rival her powerhouse vocals. Working with Jaime is like working with a Sports Illustrated supermodel with her clothes on — she’s lots of fun, a great singer, a great girl and very easy on the eyes.

5. I like my odds. Despite the fact that I’ve never dated any of the ladies, it is a pretty good ratio at 9 to 1. It’s Las Vegas; who wouldn’t bet on those odds?!

6. If I was ever so inclined, I could be the next YouTube sensation! I have footage the Internet would kill for. Working with the ladies of “Fantasy” for almost 13 years, I have the pleasure of seeing things any “normal” guy would never see.

7. I get to work with some of the hottest acts and people on the Strip like the Jabbawockeez, Carrot Top and, of course, the lovely ladies of “Fantasy.” It’s never a dull moment when you get to see the endless new acts that these performers create.

8. From an artistic standpoint, it’s the greatest job I’ve ever had for the simple fact that I have the creative freedom to test new ideas. Sometimes my new jokes really work (pretty much always) and sometimes I get no laughs (just kidding, this never happens), but at the end of the day, it gives me the chance to evolve as a performer.

9. We’re all great friends. Whether it’s Anita Mann Productions or the Luxor, everyone gets along — from the ushers to the stage staff to the entire cast and crew, all the way up to upper management. We’re just one big “Fantasy” family around here.

10. And last but certainly not least, it’s amazing to have a boss like Anita Mann who understands the in’s and out’s of show business like no other and gives us all room to grow and express ourselves every night. Plus, who else can say their boss used to dance with Elvis?!

If you still don’t believe me, or want to see more — which I highly suggest you do — visit us every night at 10:30 at the Luxor’s Atrium Showroom. There are new dancers, dance numbers, music and outfits to go around! Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor box office, online at Luxor.com and by calling (800) 557-7428 and (702) 262-4400. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of these gorgeous women, follow “Fantasy” on Twitter @FantasyLuxor, on Instagram @FantasyLuxor and like “Fantasy” on Facebook at Facebook.com/FantasyLuxor.

Check out our other guest columns today from stunning “Fantasy” dancer Tracey Gittins and “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s” Amy Newmark, and on Wednesday meet up with singer Pia Zadora and Food Network star chef Ben Vaughn and go behind-the-scenes of star chef Kerry Simon’s new downtown restaurant Carson Kitchen.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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