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 Ray Romano and Kevin James
Ray Romano and Kevin James
Ray Romano is famous for his TV Emmy award-winning show "Everybody Loves Raymond."Kevin James starred in the TV show "King of Queens."Romano is the voice behind Manny the woolly mammoth in all of the "Ice Age" filmsJames has starred in a variety of A-list comic films including "Grown Ups," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," "The Dilemma," "Hitch" and more.Audience: Those who enjoy everyday life humorVenue type: Terry Fator TheatreRay Romano and Kevin James team up for a night of non-stop laughs in Vegas.Romano had plans to become an accountant before stepping onstage during an open-mic night at a New York comedy club in 1984. That same year, he won a stand-up comedy contest and started down a different career path.Romano made regular appearances at comedy clubs and on talk shows, including "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and the "Late Show with David Letterman." The Letterman gig led to a deal with the production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated, leading to the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," which ran from 1996 to 2005.His hit TV show earned Romano nominations and awards, including a 2002 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy and the 2002 and 2003 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, and he shared the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.Besides having an award-winning TV series, Romano also tackled other projects. He headlined a comedy festival at Carnegie Hall, won and donated $125,000 on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and wrote the best-selling book "Everything and a Kite." He also released the CD "Ray Romano: Live at Carnegie Hall," with proceeds going to the September 11th Fund.Romano lent his voice to the 2002 animated film "Ice Age," where he played Manny the woolly mammoth. He also appeared in "Eulogy" (2004) and "Welcome to Mooseport" (2004). In 2006 he revised his role of Manny in "Ice Age: The Meltdown." In 2008 Romano returned to television in the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age" and since 2012, has made appearances on TV's "Parenthood."Kevin James began his career in stand-up the way many other comics have -- at an amateur night at a comedy club.He first earned recognition on "Star Search" for his comedy act and then appeared on "The Tonight Show." His big break came at the 1996 "Just for Laughs" Montreal Comedy Festival.After the festival, he landed a recurring role on his friend Romano's sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond."It wasn't long before James got his own sitcom on CBS, "The King of Queens." The show aired from 1998 to 2007.He made his movie debut in 2005 in the Will Smith comedy "Hitch." He then went on to star alongside Adam Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." His other recent film credits include "Grown Ups" (also starring Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider ) and "The Dilemma" (also starring Vince Vaughn).
 
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Not Everybody Loves Raymond
PostedNovember 15, 2013
A repeat of the show IO saw on Pay TV couple of years ago. Overpriced and overated. I saw 14 shows in Vegas and this came in at number 11. I saw better undercard comedians at comedy clubs
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Don't blink, you might miss something. Actually, you might miss a lot. That's what audiences at V - The Ultimate Variety show will want to remember. This fast-paced, high-energy show features an exciting lineup of specialty acts from around the world. During the 75-minute revue you'll see about seven different acts take the stage.New performers are constantly being added to the show's roster, so you never know exactly who you're going to see that night. Some of the recurring acts include: master juggler Wally Eastwood; the Skating Aratas; The Crazy Gauchos from Argentina Eduardo Lomé and Hugo Latorre; Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast Tamara Yeroffyeva; Melinda - First Lady of Magic; and comedian Russ Merlin.The show's variety format stems from the days when shows used to feature a specialty act to supplement the main production. In some instances, those specialty acts became the stars of the show. At V - The Ultimate Variety Show, all of those stars get a chance to shine in one amazing revue. The varied lineup makes this show a great option if you're traveling with a group and looking for a show that has a little something for everyone.Eastwood is both the host and a performer in the show. His infectious energy sets the pace for the whirlwind of talent about to take the stage. Eastwood has been described as having "the fastest hands on Earth," and it's easy to see why. He performs several different routines throughout the show, including juggling ping pong balls with his mouth and playing Beethoven's "Für Elise" by bouncing rubber balls on an electronic keyboard. Not only does he amaze, but Eastwood makes people laugh. His happy-go-lucky attitude paired with his self-deprecating humor is a winning combination.The Skating Aratas kick things into high gear with their daring acrobatic skating act. Performed by husband and wife Victor and Jenny Arata, their act is done on a small platform on an area of the stage that extends into the crowd. Victor propels the duo in a high-speed spin while lifting and spinning Jenny in the air in a series of awe-inspiring poses. The limited performance space, paired with their risky routine is nothing short of amazing.Dressed in traditional garb, The Crazy Gauchos perform an exhilarating drum routine. They stomp their feet in perfect time to the upbeat rhythm resounding from their drums. They enliven the audience with their wild sense of humor.The mood changes from uproarious laughter to awe as Yeroffyeva, a former Olympic gymnast, enters. Tall and lean, her graceful movements enchant the audience as she demonstrates spinning a hula hoop on her legs or arms while contorting into various different postures. Her flexibility is mind-boggling.After a more than 10-year hiatus from the stage, Melinda - The First Lady of Magic is back in Vegas amazing audiences. A mother of two, Melinda makes it hard to believe she's ever stopped performing. She was the only female magician to have her own headlining magic show on the Strip in the ’90s. As part of the cast at V, Melinda does three main illusions with the help of her female assistants/dancers.Merlin performs a comedy act with four volunteers from the audience. Each volunteer is given an outrageous mask to wear and assigned a different gesture to make when Merlin taps them on the shoulder. It's not long before the entire audience is laughing at the hilarious scene he creates on stage.If you are looking for a night of big laughs paired with an assortment of awe-inspiring entertainment, V -The Ultimate Variety Show has it all.
 
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V for Very Good
PostedNovember 15, 2013
You don't need the multi million dollar input as per Cirque to enjoy a show. This was far more basic but extremely enjoyable. Great value for money. Book iut with confidence.
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Cirque du Soleil and the Michael Jackson Estate's tribute to the King of Pop is a visually super-charged journey through inspiration and self-discovery. The plot -- four friends' good-versus-evil quest for solidarity and self-belief -- is a backdrop for weighty motifs that touch on civil rights, sexuality and loneliness en route to a message about world unity.Each of four main characters receive an object from Michael -- the show's narrator and spirit guide -- and develop as individuals as they take on their mentor's qualities. First, Clumsy is given Michael's shoes, and with his newfound balance, performs a double slackline act to "Bad." Next, Shy overcomes her name when she receives Michael’s glasses, and she vanquishes a troupe of warriors in a martial arts display set to "2000 Watts" and "Jam." Then, Smarty Pants, the de facto leader of the four, puts on Michael's hat and is imbued with the artist's legendary gracefulness in "Smile." Finally, Sneaky, the troublemaker, performs a playful manipulation act with the rogue glove to "This Place Hotel" and "Working Day & Night."The objects become talismans that lead the four to understand that they were brought together by their love of Michael and are meant to carry on his vision of joy, peace and kindness.Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is appropriately dance-driven. A phantom-like character who doesn’t exactly represent Michael but does embody his spirit moves fluidly around the stage, displaying the artist's signature grace and flair.Most of cast moves with sharper edges, in an urban-inspired dance style that emphasizes quick shifts between fast and slow. The style is achieved most impressively in a dance and tumbling act set to "Smooth Criminal." Mephisto's elite force of villains, dressed in flaring trench coats, bound and flip across the stage in unison. In the air, they appear to move slower than natural, but once they hit the floor, they spring into double-time.In a singularly beautiful scene played out to "Planet Earth" and "Earth Song," dancers move behind a translucent veil to cast interacting shadows. The artists manipulate the sizes of their shadows by placing themselves at varying distances behind the veil, and they play with illusion as they bend their forms to create images of plants and animals.Michael Jackson ONE portrays Jackson as spirited, hopeful and, above all, magical. After the heroes are united by their love for him, Michael's spirit descends onto the stage and dances in dazzling illusions, in a miraculous moment set to "Man in the Mirror."The heroes are challenged throughout the production by Mephisto – an antagonist made of radios, microphones, tungsten bulbs, televisions, cameras and surveillance equipment. The image bitterly pokes fun at the paparazzi and media muckrakers that plagued Jackson throughout his life.But light and darkness become one at the close of the show, and the audience is left with a final message from Michael: "We're putting love back into the world. To remind the world that love is important. To love each other. We are one."
 
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Not a Thriller
PostedNovember 15, 2013
Underwhelming and far too busy. Third best of the three Cirquew shows I viewed. Volume was extreme,
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Favorito is not afraid to go thereBy Caroline FonteinNo one likes a bully, but you'll love Vinnie Favorito. He picks on everyone with his edgy brand of "equal opportunity comedy." "The beauty of my show is you could be the richest person in the world, but once you're in my show you're in the same tax bracket as the white trash guy sitting behind you. I don't care. Everybody's the same in my book," said Favorito during an interview.Unlike other comedians who use pre-developed material, Favorito derives his comedy from his interaction with people in the audience."I have tons of material that I never use because I always feel like the crowd is a lot funnier than I'll ever be," said Favorito.Stereotypes are the basis for some of his jokes, but most of the time he is able to create off-the-cuff comedy based on information that he gets from people in the crowd. He begins by greeting individuals and asking them basic questions like "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" Then Favorito turns their answers into hilarious comedy."A Mexican working in corrections, that's an oxymoron," jokes Favorito after talking to a male audience member during the show.His quick wit comes from growing up in inner-city Boston where some of the neighborhoods were less than welcoming."I would use my voice instead of fighting a lot of the times. I just became a quick talker. Then I started poking fun of people and it kind of grew from there," said Favorito.He started performing as a stand-up comedian in 1985, and he quickly became a regular headliner in clubs along the East Coast. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s and started headlining in well-known comedy venues including the Improv and the Comedy Store. He soon became a highly sought after celebrity roaster."I don't shun away from anything. Even sensitive subjects - I find a way to find the brighter side of them... Everyone is really treated equally in my show," said Favorito.With an ever-changing audience, all of his shows are different and people come back just to see what he'll say next. He talks to almost every guest in his showroom regardless of where they are seated. The intimate showroom at the Flamingo gives everyone a good view of the stage and puts Favorito close to his next "victim." But part of what makes Favorito so entertaining is that he's not afraid to offend anyone.He spotlights a young woman in the audience and asks what she does for work. After replying that she's in school Favorito asks, "Is it a community college? Because you seem dumb."People in the audience can't help but laugh at his free-flowing insults. By the end of the show he has made fun of almost every stereotype, but in doing so he also reminds people that it's okay to laugh at yourself."This is why I like doing comedy. You have all walks of life sitting together having a good time," says Favorito.
 
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Vintage Vinnie
PostedNovember 15, 2013
Had never heard of him. Booked on previous reviews. Brilliant. One of the best I viewed in 14 shows in Vegas
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If you're looking for a show that's a fusion of acrobatics, dance and visual effects, accompanied by a classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack, then all you need is LOVE.Show Director Dominic Champagne calls The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil a "rock 'n' roll poem." The show is a slightly psychedelic journey through the trends and politics of the '60s and most importantly, The Beatles' history, told through nearly 30 of the group's songs.LOVE started out as a collaboration between George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil's Guy LaLiberté. After Harrison's death, the remaining Beatles and the families of the late group members helped bring Harrison's vision to life, sharing their ideas about song selection and song order for the show.The music director for LOVE is none other than Sir George Martin, who is best known for his work producing The Beatles' music. Martin's son, Giles, is also a music director for the show.Although LOVE features some well-known Beatles songs, it is not meant to be a greatest hits show.The journey starts with the energetic "Get Back" at the scene of The Beatles' farewell concert and then flashes back to Liverpool during World War II when the band members were young children.No journey through the '60s would be complete without a trip through the era of Beatlemania. Acrobats and tumblers on trampolines perform, accompanied by "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Drive My Car.""Help" serves as the soundtrack for four extreme sports athletes who take the stage leaping 11 foot ramps on inline skates."Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Octopus's Garden" are the perfect backdrops for Cirque's famous aerial ballet moves.The show even features a "jam session" created from authentic recordings of the four band members. All of the audio clips and music in the show are from actual recordings from The Beatles' Abbey Road studio.The show concludes with its namesake "All You Need is Love," as a montage of photos of The Beatles plays on huge screens, leaving the audience with a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era.Besides The Beatles, the other star of the show is the 2,000-plus seat theater itself, which features 360-degree seating. There is not a bad seat in the house and the farthest is only 98 feet from the stage.The sound system is unlike any other - there are 6,341 speakers in the theater and patrons feel as though they are completely enveloped in sound. There are three speakers per seat -- two in each headrest and one in the seat in front of you.The theater also features a complex video system with 28 projectors and two 20-foot-high by 100-foot-wide screens, which contribute to the visual experience.LOVE is not a typical Cirque du Soleil show with high-flying trapeze artists, gymnasts and acrobats. Although there is some of that in the show, it is mainly a theatrical and dance-oriented show. The creators also wanted to bring a bit of the youth of today into the show, showcasing extreme sports, break dancing and street dancing.In the end, it's all about the music and if you're a fan of The Beatles, you'll have nothing but love for this show.-- By Kristine McKenzie
 
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Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!!
PostedNovember 15, 2013
I saw 3 Cirque shows and this was the best by far. The only negtive was the volume and indeed that is my main crit for the Cirque shows I viewed. The bass was ridiculous and I work in the entertainment industry AND HAVE BEEN A SOUND TECH. Pity the folkj older than me who had to endure it..
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Standing in the spotlight on a Las Vegas stage is second nature to Donny and Marie Osmond.The Osmond family has an extensive history with the city. Donny's first gig was at the Sahara hotel opening for Shirley Bassey performing with his brothers at the age of 7.It was at Caesars Palace during an Osmond show in 1973 that Donny and Marie sang together on stage for the first time, and throughout the '70s, members of the Osmond family played at practically every hotel in Las Vegas, including the Tropicana and the Las Vegas Hilton.In 2008, the duo opened their production at the Flamingo, aptly titled "Donny & Marie," and haven't looked back. The show is a family-friendly variety show that follows the winning formula of their 1970s TV program, incorporating dancing, humor and all of their hit songs -- both as individuals and as a duo.The show starts out with Donny & Marie singing a medley of "Get the Party Started," "Dancing in the Streets" and "Knock on Wood," accompanied by a group of talented back up dancers.They also sing a new song, "Vegas Love," from their latest album -- the first they have recorded together in 30 years.While they may be best known as a team, both Donny and Marie found significant success as solo artists as well and the show gives them each a chance to highlight their individual achievements.For Marie's turn in the spotlight, she sings her most well-known song, "Paper Roses," along with some of her other country favorites, accompanied by two guitar players.She also heats things up with a mash up of "Walk this Way" and "These Boots Were Made for Walking," accompanied by male dancers.Marie has a strong voice and shows her considerable range by belting out a flawless version of the operatic piece "Pie Jesu."As everyone knows, it's Donny who was always a little bit rock 'n' roll, and the show switches gears for his solo set.He appears out of fog on stage in to rock his 1989 comeback hit "Soldier of Love."Donny, a "Dancing with the Stars" winner, shows off some of his moves and some funky choreography on "Yo Yo" while footage of him and his brothers dancing during the '70s plays on a screen behind the stage.Even though Donny likes to rock, it was his love ballads that made him an official heartthrob and he doesn't disappoint the longtime fans, singing well-known hits like "Puppy Love," accompanied by footage of him during his teenage years."This is the part where all of the women would scream," says Donny in the middle of "Puppy Love," which of course, elicits screams from the female members of the audience. "I've still got it!" he proclaims.Donny and Marie reunite on stage toward the end of the show, singing some of their classic hits like "Make the World Go Away," "Morning Side of the Mountain" and "Deep Purple."The intimate 750-seat showroom at the Flamingo is a perfect fit for Donny and Marie, offering a good view from just about any seat and allowing the performers to walk out into the audience and get close to their fans. The classic Vegas-style room features booths and tables and contributes to the feeling of nostalgia the duo evokes with their show.The Osmonds have both starred on Broadway and they close the show with songs from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Wicked," "The Sound of Music" and more.Donny and Marie have been crowd pleasers in Vegas since childhood and judging by the fact that they're still consistently selling out shows, they'll continue to be welcome for a long time.Q&A with Donny OsmondDonny Osmond's life in the entertainment business began at the age of 5 when he first appeared on "The Andy Williams Show" with his brothers' singing group. During the 1970s, Donny stood out as the heartthrob of the bunch and he soon found himself in the center of "Osmondmania."His sister Marie joined him in the spotlight on "The Donny and Marie Show," a popular variety program that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1979. Donny (at age 18) and Marie (at age 16) made television history by becoming the youngest hosts of a weekly prime-time TV musical/variety show. When the show ended, they continued to perform together up until 1986 and they each went on to pursue solo careers. Donny and Marie reunited in 1998 to co-host "Donny & Marie," a talk show that ran for two seasons.Over the years, Donny has released 55 albums and has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing theater, television and the big screen. He has hosted the game show "Pyramid," he's a best-selling author (his autobiography debuted at No. 1 on the UK bestseller list) and an accomplished theater performer (over 2,000 performances starring in Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and most recently on Broadway in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast").Donny also recently co-starred in the Disney film "College Road Trip" and he can currently be found appearing with Marie in their variety show at the Flamingo five nights a week.Q: You have a lot of history performing in Las Vegas -- you've been working here since you were a kid. How have you seen the city change over the years -- has entertainment changed?A: "It's gotten bigger -- that's for sure. Entertainment is entertainment. Obviously the production value has gotten huge and I think a lot of people have learned that, yes, we've raised the bar. But what Marie and I have tried to accomplish here is bring back a little bit of traditional Vegas where it's not just production, but there's personality -- and that's what we've tried to create here at the Flamingo. Yeah, we give them a lot of the dancing and the lights and the multimedia and sound and everything, but there are times where we just sit down and sing and try to give them what we were raised on -- and that is variety."Do you have any memories that stand out from your days performing here back in the '70s? Ever hang out with the Rat Pack or anything like that?A: "My first memory is opening up for Shirley Bassey at Sahara and Mickey Rooney would come by every so often and join in the show. I remember Elvis coming back stage when we were playing the International, when the Hilton was the International, and talking to us back in his dressing room. He closed and then we opened the next night and he stayed to watch our opening show. Then I remember working at Caesars and Frank was out in the audience when we were opening up for Nancy."Speaking of Elvis, there's some footage of you in your show in Elvis-like jumpsuits. Was that just the style or were you a big fan?A: "It's interesting to note that we had the same designer and when Elvis went into that high collar, flare bellbottom kind of a look, it's about the same time that Bill Belew started designing for us, which was around 1970. Obviously Elvis had it maybe slightly before us, but we had the same designer, Bill Belew."It's been 29 years since you did a long-term engagement in Las Vegas. What made you want to come back and do that?A: "We always knew we'd be back. We knew it would be inevitable for Donny and Marie to do something … We wanted to pursue our own careers after 'The Donny and Marie Show' ended and we did that and we thought, you know it's time to bring back some nostalgia and bring back our individual careers. When Chip Lightman and Danny Gans contacted us, they said 'we think Donny and Marie is right for Vegas right now and I know you guys have been thinking about it.' So we looked at a lot of different showrooms and then he introduced us to Don (Marrandino, president of the Flamingo). I was the first one to come here to the Flamingo and I saw the showroom and I said 'that's it.' The booths, the old traditional Vegas -- it's not the concert seating. It's intimate enough, it's small enough yet large enough to support a larger show. It was a perfect fit."You've been performing together for more than 30 years and you're still selling out shows. How have you managed to maintain that popularity?A: "It's unbelievable what's going on. You never really know what's going to happen... You can throw millions of dollars at a show and you just don't know if the audience is going to take to it. We're no exception to the rule, but the word of mouth has been fantastic. Granted, Marie and I have put forth a lot of work… but you just never know, so we're really lucky, really blessed right now to have a wave to ride -- especially in these economic times."In the show you joke about the fact that you're a grandfather, yet you do some pretty strenuous dancing. Where do you get all the energy for that?A: "I have no idea. I really don't know. I'm pretty tired at the end of the week. This grandpa goes home and plays with the grandkids."But that takes a lot of energy too.A: "It's different though. It recharges my batteries so to speak. I still have young children at home. My youngest is ten and I have a seventeen-year-old in high school and three older than that -- twenty-three, twenty-seven and twenty-nine." You've got your hands full.A: "Yeah I do, but I'm pretty lucky in that respect too. I get to have my cake and eat it too as they say. I get to play Vegas and do the star role and then I go home and play the dad role."You sing a lot of greatest hits in your show -- any plans to release new music? A: "We do actually. There's talk of doing a Donny and Marie album but again, we still have our own separate careers. Marie's working on an album right now and so the plans are there but …to add any more on the plate would be kind of dangerous right now, but there are plans for me to start my solo project after the first of the year."Would you ever want to go back to TV or do you prefer a live audience?A: "There is a show in the works right now -- can't really release the information yet -- but a network show that Marie and I are looking at doing... Vegas is looking like exactly the way I wanted it to be a few years ago -- the home base for both of us. Because when you get right down to it, let's call it the way it is -- Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world. Everybody comes here and to have a huge presence here is just a good move."Have you gone to see anyone else's shows in town?A: "No I haven't. I wish I could but we all do shows at the same time. Although, the night before last I was in my dressing room late and George Wallace comes on and I walk out on stage, so I was part of George's show and sang with Mosaic. They said they want to do it again. They're coming up with an arrangement to involve me in one of their songs. So really that's the only thing I can do since all of our shows are at the same time and I go home Sundays and Mondays."You have done television, Broadway -- is there anything you haven't done yet that you'd like to do? Would you like to go back to Broadway?A: "Yeah -- That's obviously a really nice feather in your cap to say you've been to Broadway -- it's a long commitment because you have to do at least 5 -- 6 months…it's going to be easier for me to do stuff like that once my children are raised, but right now Vegas is the ideal situation for me. I did something last August that was so much fun. I did a Disney film with Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone. I played the dorkiest guy though but I had so much fun so I'd kind of like to do some more cameo spots in films. I like to jump around. I like to do it all. It keeps me from getting bored so to speak. Here again, I guess it's that variety in me -- I like to do a lot of different kinds of things."-- By Kristine McKenzie
 
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Experience Rules
PostedNovember 15, 2013
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Had they visited my home citry in Australia I would not have bought a ticket but in Vegas I was compelled to go. Loved the show and was def in top n3 shows I viewd out of 14
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 George Wallace
George Wallace
Now in his fifth year at the Flamingo, George Wallace is sharing his thoughts on good eats, shopping at IKEA, gift giving and everything in between in his "I be thinkin'" show."I'm gonna make a restaurant called 'Aint Non of This S*** Good for You,'" jokes Wallace. His outrageous commentary is met with uproarious laughter from the crowd.Wallace started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1977 when he first stepped on stage at a Manhattan comedy club. His natural ability to make people laugh and his likeable personality were an instant hit with audiences. That year he continued to perform in New York and perfect his craft while living with fellow comedian and friend Jerry Seinfeld.In 1978, Wallace moved to the West Coast and started working as a writer for "The Red Foxx Show." He also became a regular performer at the legendary Comedy Store. Wallace made his debut in Las Vegas as the opening act for Diana Ross in 1982. Afterwards, he performed as the opening act for Tom Jones for more than five years.He was awarded an American Comedy Award for "Best Stand Up Comic" in 1995 and has been featured in a number of TV shows including "Seinfeld," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Oprah." Wallace has also appeared in various movies including "The Ladykillers" and "Batman Forever."Much of the comedy from his show comes from his quick-witted humor based on interaction with the audience. He starts with a few jokes and then walks off stage and into the crowd to greet people."We're going to talk to everyone tonight," says Wallace while he moves from table to table. "I don't really have a show."It's not long before Wallace moves from talking about life in general to sharing who he thinks "need they asses kicked." Judge Judy is on his list along with a various other unexpected targets."You know she's naked under that robe don't you?" jokes Wallace.Apart from giving people a night of non-stop laughs Wallace also hands out a number of prizes. On the night the show was attended he gave away a $500 gas card, DVDs, T-shirts, a box of chocolates and $100 bill.Wallace ends the show with his infamous "Yo mama" jokes, where he indulges in more playful banter with people in the audience. There's no telling what he will say or do next.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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PostedNovember 15, 2013
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A legend in the comedy field. Great performance but George you must know how to end the gig, Went on a bit longer than it should have and book promotion was over the top. Despite that you are still a favourite of mine. Bought the book and boughtt the hat.
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Experience a vibrant, New Orleans-themed hotel just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Avenue. The Orleans, a locals-oriented resort, may be far from the French Quarter, but it's not without attractions that bring to mind the Big Easy.For instance, the 140-seat Bourbon Street Lounge -- marked by a giant upside down piano that hangs from the ceiling -- showcases live entertainment. Listen to bands and dance here nightly, just like you would in the world's music capital. Amid the floor-to-ceiling murals that depict idyllic riverboat scenes at Canal Street, eat gourmet delights (like Louisiana crab cakes) that you'd find in New Orleans. Get freshly shucked oysters and clams served with authentic Creole flair at Big Al's Oyster Bar. And drink classic cocktails to your heart's content at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar -- all of which boast a lively atmosphere that will transport you to the French Quarter's rollicking streets.There are other forms of entertainment, good food and recreation at The Orleans as well.The resort is home to the Orleans Arena. Hosting about 200 events a year, you'll discover top concerts, sporting events (including college basketball tournaments) and family fun (like Disney on Ice) at this huge venue.The Orleans Showroom, an 850-seat theater, also brings a stellar lineup of headlining musicians and comedians to town. Plus, lounge acts accompany the fine spirits and great beer poured in Brendan's Irish Pub.In addition to live entertainment, guests can amuse themselves at the resort's 70-lane bowling center or catch a flick in the 18-screen Century Orleans cinema. Buzz'n Brushes offers a creative experience for aspiring artists and the not-so-artistic who are just looking for a good time. Not only will you learn the basics of acrylic painting during one of their classes, but you'll also enjoy wine, cheese, socializing, listening to music and dancing to tunes like "Y.M.C.A."There are still more ways to unwind at The Orleans. Young kids (ages 3 - 12) will discover adventure and activities of all kinds at Kids Tyme. The professionally supervised facility offers everything from a giant jungle gym and imaginative crafts to a movie room and PlayStation/Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The Time Out Arcade is designed for teens. Adults will follow their bliss at the Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered by an array of soothing massages, body wraps and facials. While women get dolled up in the beauty salon, men will appreciate a haircut and good old-fashioned straight razor shave in the barber shop.For sun lovers of all ages, The Orleans has an Olympic-sized pool as well as a wading pool and large hot tub. Tucked in a central courtyard that's lushly landscaped, you'll feel well removed from all things urban, especially if you reserve one of the five cabanas where you and your party can soak up some rays in comfort.The resort's fitness center -- with a mix of cardio and muscle-building equipment -- overlooks the pool area, creating a truly pleasant atmosphere for a workout as well as allowing easy access to cool off with a dip after you work up a sweat.The Orleans is packed with good eats spanning many cultures. Costa Cantina serves the spicy cuisine of Mexico. Be sure to try the tacos de pescado and chicken Azteca. Koji features an exceptional dining environment merging elements of a sushi bar and Chinese bistro. Meat lovers will want to walk upstairs to the second-story Prime Rib Loft. Although this restaurant has a stunning view over the casino floor as well as colorful murals of jazz performers, nothing beats its delectable cuts of prime rib.For a quick and casual meal, you can head to T.G.I. Friday's, the 24-hour Courtyard Café or the food court (home of Fuddruckers, Sbarro, Subway and Baskin-Robbins). Those who really want to binge should check out the French Market Buffet, where you can savor Italian, Mongolian, barbecue, American, seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, along with items from an enormous dessert bar.Like the city, the casino floor at The Orleans is always bustling. Try your luck on more than 2,600 slot, video poker and video keno machines or sit down at one of the numerous table games. There's also a 19-table nonsmoking poker room that's open 24 hours. Packed with giant high-resolution TV screens, the 125-seat race and sports book is the perfect place to watch the big game.If you're able to tear yourself away from all the excitement in the casino, you'll be more than comfortable in The Orleans' 1,885 beautifully appointed rooms. Available with one king or two queen beds, the amenities include a flat-screen TV, a desk and a spacious sitting area with a plush sofa and armchair.Visitors who don't have a car can take advantage of free shuttle service from The Orleans to its sister property, the Gold Coast, as well as to the Las Vegas Strip.Although it's not in New Orleans, the resort's exterior was designed to resemble the French Quarter, and inside the atmosphere oozes hospitality just like it does in the South. An affordable place to stay, The Orleans is perfectly positioned near the heart of the action in Vegas -- and it offers all kinds of action under its own roof.--By Renée LiButti
 

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