This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Jim Florentine.
Jim Florentine, headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas through May 26, is a stand-up comedian, TV host, actor, podcaster and voice artist. He is best known for co-hosting VH1 Classic’s heavy metal talk show series “That Metal Show” that ran from 2008-2015. Florentine is also known for his work on Comedy Central’s show “Crank Yankers” where he performed the voice of Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher. He is the author of “Everybody Is Awful: (Except You!)”
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Florentine talks about his decision to pursue a comedy career because of the influence of Andrew Dice Clay and Rodney Dangerfield; the role of the comic in society and the difference between west coast and east coast comics; his time in Las Vegas making an album; and why people crazily seek approval using social media.