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Vegas airport unveils fresh set of funny checkpoint videos; comedians illustrate TSA policy

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Las Vegas airport officials are freshening up the funny videos that play at security checkpoints.

Tourism officials announced earlier this month that they released eight new videos illustrating U.S. Transportation Security Administration policies as travellers wait for screenings at McCarran International Airport.

The videos feature Las Vegas comedians Carrot Top and Louie Anderson, ventriloquist Terry Fator and performers from the Blue Man Group, among others. They address TSA procedures for liquids, gels and aerosols, metals and electronics, carry-on luggage, strollers, weapons and more.

The airport was the first to create quirky checkpoint videos when it released a set in 2004. But agency rules have changed in the past decade and officials said it was time for something new.

Airport security official Michael Bennett said he hopes the videos will capture passengers' attention while getting important messages across and speeding up the screening process at the nation's ninth-busiest airport.

"By engaging people in that 'Only in Vegas' way, these videos make our checkpoints a little less cumbersome and keep things running smoothly," he said.

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