This week, Ira spoke with Kelly Clinton.
Kelly Clinton has been part of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for more than 25 years. Her many roles include singer, actress, comedienne, impressionist, television personality, MC, and events host.
Everybody has a story. “Freckled For Life” is hers. “Hopefully, people will get to know a little bit about me” says Clinton. “I always identified with Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball in their approach to comedy. They had no problem glamming down or doing something silly for the sake of the sketch. I’ve always gone for the humor; it started with mimicking family members and going for a laugh.”
Clinton, Entertainer of the Year for 2015, was the headliner for eight years at the exclusive Las Vegas Stirling Club at Turnberry Towers, where she also served as entertainment director.
Her television credits include “Vegas Live” alongside Sheena Easton and Clint Holmes. She was a winner on ABC’s “America’s Funniest People.” She served as a celebrity interviewer on “Entertainment Las Vegas Style,” and appeared on numerous national television shows with Wayne Newton and Engelbert Humperdinck.
In 2010 Clinton received the prestigious Bella Award. In 2011 and 2012 Broadwayworld.com nominated her as Best “Comedic Actress.” Clinton has enjoyed being a part of the “Circle of Red” and working with The Arthritis Foundation as well as many other charitable organizations. One of her greatest passions is mentoring young entertainers.
Clinton performs Mondays at “Kelly Clinton’s Open Mic Cabaret” at The Bootlegger Bistro and Wednesdays with “Kelly Clinton & Friends” at Tuscany Suites & Casino.