This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with comedian Kira Soltanovich, who is headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas April 8-11. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Soltanovich talks about her unusual background; how parents know how to raise an artist; selling the naming of her baby as a fundraising idea (you won’t believe the name!); what a male comic would not be asked; the comedy condo experience; why there will be tears of joy when she comes to Las Vegas to perform; why she left comedy for awhile; and her favorite Las Vegas story (Carrot Top, are you listening?).
Soltanovich is a comedian, actress, and writer best known for her correspondent work on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for almost nine years. She was the Phony Photo Booth, which turned into the show’s longest-running comedy piece (that didn’t have Jay in it).
She has a half-hour stand up special on Showtime called Here Comes Trouble and a one- hour stand up special on Amazon called You Did This To Me. She’s the sidekick to host Donald Faison on the Netflix game show, Winsanity and she’s been a recurring comedian on several FOX television shows: Punchline and The Drama.