This week, Ira spoke with Rich Vos. To listen to the interview click below.
Comedian Rich Vos is performing in the Comedy Cellar at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino through September 2.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Vos talks about his start in comedy (“when you fail at everything else”); how he covered his pain as a child by listening to comedy albums; why you have more to give as a comic when you have lived life; and why he didn’t look up to anybody, but looked up to comedy. (And he talks about all this while driving 70 miles an hour and battling his navigation system!)
Vos, raised in New Jersey, is a no-holds-barred performer who performs in comedy clubs around the country.
He also has his own podcast, “My Wife Hates Me.” His cohost is his wife, comedian Bonnie McFarlane. He can also be seen in the Netflix movie, “Women Aren’t Funny,” which he also produced.
Vos can be seen on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Jimmy Kimmel and Comedy Central where he has two stand-up specials.
This week, Ira spoke with George Wallace. To listen to the interview click below.
George Wallace has a new residency show, performing in the Westgate Cabaret at The Westgate Las Vegas, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Wallace talks about his return to Las Vegas after several years acting in movies; how he will change Las Vegas with his stand on discount shows; his joy in making people laugh; and his take on everything under the sun!
Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Soul Train/Centric Comedy All-Star Awards; and won Best Stand Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations.
In 2004 Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin City showed its admiration by extending Wallace’s contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The New Mr. Vegas.”
Unlike any other comedy show in Las Vegas, Wallace gave away a number of prizes every night including CDs, DVDs, diamond necklaces, dinner at prestigious restaurants, gourmet chocolates, tropical cruises and even a new car. He celebrated his 10th Anniversary headlining at the Flamingo in March 2014, announced he was closing the show to head back out on the road.
This week, Ira spoke with Arturo Sandoval. To listen to the interview click below.
10-time Grammy winning jazz artist Arturo Sandoval is performing in the Access Showroom at Aliante Casino and Hotel on August 25.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Sandoval about his formative years in Cuba; why he was inspired by listening to jazz on the Voice of America; his friendship with Dizzy Gillespie; the importance of family; the need to practice every day; and why he will never retire.
Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. In 1981, he left Irakere to form his own band, which garnered enthusiastic praise from critics and audiences all over the world, and continues to do so.
He is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. Arturo has composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” which can be heard on “Arturo Sandoval: “The Classical Album.”
Talking With Kyle & Mistie Knight – August 9, 2018
This week, Ira spoke with Kyle & Mistie Knight. To listen to the interview click below.
Award-winning illusionists Kyle and Mistie Knight are performing at The Suncoast Showroom August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, The Knights talk about their equal partnership as husband and wife as well as magician and magician; the life of 24 hour show business; performing in 81 countries; working with audiences who speak different languages; and balancing living in Las Vegas and touring the world.
Kyle and Mistie Knight have traveled to over 80 different countries performing their own unique style of magic. The husband and wife duo have headlined in Las Vegas, at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, and at The House of Magic at Studio City Resort in Macau, China.
On television Kyle Knight & Mistie appeared on the hit show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW network, on BBC One’s “Now You See It,” and were the grand-prize winners on SyFy’s magic competition show “Wizard Wars.”
This week, Ira spoke with Jimmy Shubert. To listen to the interview click below.
Jimmy Shubert is headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas through August 5.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, he talks about approach to comedy, making people laugh and think at the same time, the importance of social media, staying in touch with his roots in Philadelphia, and his love of magic.
Shubert started performing right out of high school in comedy clubs around the Philly area. He later moved to Los Angeles and started working at the Comedy Store. It was at the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison, and after taking him offstage on a Motorcycle at the Comedy Store’s Main room in front of a packed house, they became fast friends.
Kinison liked Shubert’s cockeyed chutzpah and included him as one of the original “Outlaws of Comedy” which he toured with for five years, playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6,500 people.
In 1997, after a well-recognized performance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, he was spotted by the late Brandon Tartikoff, who signed Jimmy to a holding deal to develop a pilot sitcom for him to star in at 20th Century Fox.
Shubert is known for his recurring role on “King of Queens” for five years and several appearances on “Entourage.”