This week, Ira spoke with Murray Langston, “The Unknown Comic,” performing in the Ahern Live Comedy Showroom at the Ahern Luxury Boutique Hotel November 24-25. In this episode of “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” Murray talks about why he caught the bug to get into show business by watching Jerry Lewis films as a kid; how he became “The Unknown Comic”; why this may be his last gig; how he learned to leave life modestly; and his prescription for happiness.
“The Unknown Comic” appeared on more than 150 episodes of “The Gong Show” and also entertained as a celebrity judge on several other television shows. He also wrote for “The Gong Show” for a short time as well as appearing regularly in Las Vegas and making the rounds of many popular talk and variety shows.
In the early 1980s, Langston revealed himself as “The Unknown Comic” on an episode of Real People in which the show’s hosts pulled off the bag over his head.
He is also an actor and writer, known for “Night Patrol” (1984), “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (2002) and “Wishful Thinking” (1990).