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Monday By the Numbers: Dice rolls to Showtime and looks to fill Tropicana Theater

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Andrew Dice Clay, now starring in “Dice,” a Showtime series loosely based on his own life in stand-up comedy, in New York, April 5, 2016. Long vilified as a sexist and homophobic caricature, Clay maintains that his act was an elaborately manufactured character.

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Today, Monday By the Numbers hits the remote for “Dice,” the series starring Andrew Dice Clay set to premiere Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Showtime.

Following up on what we’ll call a “lingering” scoop, Clay is planning a one-off show at Tropicana Theater at 10 p.m. May 28 as part of a planned Laugh Factory Concert Series.

In this schematic, Clay would be the first in a series of headliners to play weekend dates after performances of “Raiding the Rock Vault.”

Comedy has been a solid sell at the Trop, with the regular rotation of comics at Laugh Factory — featuring the esteemed Harry Basil, who also manages the club — and a 7 p.m. residency for venerable impressionist Rich Little.

Let’s figure these figures:

900: Seats sold by Clay in three shows in the 300-capacity Laugh Factory (yes, that means three sellouts).

1,100: Total capacity of Tropicana Theater.

19,000:Total capacity of Madison Square Garden.

2: Consecutive performances Clay sold out at MSG in 1990.

2: Shows added for “Alice – A Steampunk Rock Concert” at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.

10: Members of The Roots.

11: Member of The Roots on Tuesday night when they are joined by Wayne Newton.

1 million+: Units The Roots’ breakthrough album, “Things Fall Apart,” from 1999 have sold.

$75 million: Amount spent on the renovations to Julius Tower at Caesars Palace.

587: Rooms at that tower.

$139: Starting rate for rooms at Julius Tower (not including fees).

$99-$139: Ticket prices to “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace (not including fees).

$155: Monthly, all-access membership to Xcycle indoor cycling studio at Boca Park

36: Schwinn-model stationary bikes at Xcycle.

$60,000: Value of the sound system at the business.

3: Years the Rise Lantern Festival will be held in Las Vegas, as it has announced a return in October.

2: Days this year’s festival is scheduled to run (specifically, Oct. 7-8 at Moapa River Reservation).

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