This week, Ira spoke with Basile The Comedian.
Basile, the comedian, who is headlining at the Laugh Factory in the Tropicana Las Vegas through February 21, is one of the most diverse entertainers in the world today. He has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa with his blend of material and improvisation.
Basile also stars in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Growing Up Greek in America,” which is spoken in Greek and English, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. He has been heard on Armed Forces Radio, syndicated radio and comedy segments on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.
He has made more than 100 television appearances throughout the world, including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and A&E. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as voices for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese anime series.
In March of 2010, Basile was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on ESPN’s “30 for 30” episode “The Legend of Jimmy the Greek,” as the voice of Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder (Syionidis).