Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Pauly Shore, Gary Owen, Jarrett & Raja-LVBST w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Aug. 30, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Pauly Shore, Comic Gary Owen, and Illusionists Jarrett & Raja guest on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong, on Thursday from 6:05pm-7:00pm PST on 970am KNUU, in Las Vegas, and The Web.

An entertainment career was virtually pre-ordained for Pauly Montgomery Shore. At age 4, he sat on the lap of The King himself in the company of his father, comedian Sammy Shore, who opened for Elvis during the early ’70s. Around the same time, Pauly’s mother, Mitzi, and father opened The Comedy Store on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, giving their son the rare opportunity to hang out and be inspired by such rising talents as Robin Williams, David Letterman and the late Sam Kinison, who became Pauly’s mentor. At 17, Pauly began writing and performing his own material, creating the persona of “The Weizel,” a character that quickly appealed to young audiences.

Pauly Shore has a successful career in comedy, movie and television roles, directing and writing.

His new special “Pauly~tics” will be coming to Showtime in November.

More about Pauly Shore  here–>

You can catch Pauly Shore headlining at South Point.
The Showroom at South Point, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 – 7:30pm


Comedian – Gary Owen

Gary Owen stars in the Screen Gems feature film THINK LIKE A MAN with Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, and Gabrielle Union. Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, the hit film opened at #1 at the box office on April 20th. Gary’s new, uproariously funny one-hour Showtime comedy special TRUE STORY is now available on DVD and Netflix. He can be seen this fall in UPLOAD, a video clip show he co-hosts with Shaquille O’Neal for TruTV.

In addition, Owen currently hosts SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM and performs at many of the top comedy clubs across the country.

More about Gary Owen here–>

You can catch Gary Owen hosting SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM
The Joint Las Vegas / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sept. 1 – 8:00pm


Illusionists – Jarrett & Raja

Jarrett & Raja were Howie Mandel’s pick for “The Wild Card Show” on “America’s Got Talent.”  Both judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern were visabally upset and voiced their opinions in interviews after the show when Jarrett & Raja were voted off “America’s Got Talent.”   They will be giving the inside story on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show.

Direct from the great casinos of the Las Vegas Strip and billed as “Master Magician & Piano Genius”, JARRETT & RAJA bring to the stage their amazing and unique blend of magic, music and comedy. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary in show business in October 2012 and recently competed on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” in San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.

Acclaimed by the likes of “Siegfried & Roy” and “Penn & Teller”, JARRETT & RAJA have performed on the major stages from New York and Las Vegas throughout Far East Asia and Europe. They recently returned to Las Vegas following an outstanding two year spectacular show in Singapore.

More about Jarrett & Raja here–>

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Kevin Nealon, Jack Jones-LV Backsyage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Aug. 23, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & Web

Comedian/Actor/SNL Alumni-Kevin Nealon guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Kevin is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and has received critical acclaim for his role in the current Showtime series “Weeds” – now entering its final season.

As one of the longest running cast members on “SNL” (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “The Subliminal Man” and “Hans and Franz.  He was also well-known for his recurring role as an anchor on “Weekend Update.” In 1988, he earned an Emmy Award® nomination as part of the “SNL” writing team.

In 2008, Nealon released his first book, “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?” – a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy.

Kevin will soon be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated “Las Vegas backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine, and “Getting Personal with the Stars” in Gaming Today.

More about Kevin Nealon here–>

You can catch Kevin Nealon at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Aug. 24 & 25 – 8:00pm


Singer – Jack Jones

Jack Jones will be live in-studio at 970 am KNUU, in Las Vegas, and the segment will also be videotaped.

With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. A true Singers’ Singer. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Whether he performs with his trio or full Symphony orchestra, his musical perfection and vocal passion unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries. From the thematic threads of his shows to his ability to make the largest halls intimate, Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. The New York Times raves, “he is arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer…” . There is only one Jack Jones.  I love that he was the one that sang the Boat.”

More about Jack Jones here–>

You can catch Jack Jones at South Point.
The Showroom at South Point, Aug. 24 & 25 – 7:30pm


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Aug. 16, 2012: Paula Poundstone, Jay and The Americans

On this week’s Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show, Paula Poundstone will be returning to LVBST with Comedian Michele LaFong to talk about what she’s up to lately.

Comedian – Paula Poundstone

Audio of interviews posted below (Scroll down)

Poundstone began nurturing her stand-up comedy talent in 1979 on the Boston comedy scene before moving to San Francisco. She starred in multiple HBO comedy specials and appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Poundstone received a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.

Continuing with many successes throughout the 1990s, Poundstone starred in “The Paula Poundstone Show” on ABC and many other television appearances, including an HBO Special. Poundstone is the recipient of an Emmy Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times.”

For more about Paula, click HERE

You can catch Paula live at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Aug. 17 & 18 8:00pm

For Reservations


Jay and The Americans







Performing the hits that put them on the charts, Jay and the Americans will take the stage at the Suncoast Showroom August 25 and 26.

With three original members – Sandy Yaguda (“Deane”), Howie Kirschenbaum (“Kane”), and Marty Kupersmith (“Sanders”) – plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke, Jay and the Americans have recreated the authentic sound of the ‘60s.

Jay and the Americans hits include She Cried, Come A Little Bit Closer, Wax Museum, Hushabye, Walkin’ in the Rain and This Magic Moment.

In 2002, Jay and the Americans were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

You can catch Jay and the Americans at The Suncoast
Suncoast Showroom, Aug. 25 & 26 7.30pm

For Reservations

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Rick Springfield, Michael “Wheels” Parise-LV Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Aug. 9, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Rick Springfield, and Comic Michael Wheels Parise guest this week on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.  LVBST radio show is the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars.”

There’s something about Rick Springfield that is and always has been very real. His songs about love and loss, greed and envy, elation and heartbreak spoke to that part of human nature that hasn’t changed in 3,000 years.  They still do.

To date, Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records with a whopping 17 top-40 hits.  He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play over 100 shows a year. Attracting new fans wherever he goes with his unique brand of audience interaction, unstoppable energy, and unforgettable songs that have become part of the soundtrack to people’s lives.

Springfield will be featured in Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column-August 2013 Casino Player Magazine, as well as LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Getting Personal with the Stars” Column in Gaming Today.

Rick  Springfield at Eastside Events Center in Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino Fri. Aug. 17th, 8:30pm


Comedian / Chef – Michael “Wheels” Parise

Wheels Parise will be videotaped live in-studio on 970am KNUU now 1230am KLAV in Las Vegas.

This 23-year veteran comedian has been the national touring act for Andrew Dice Clay for over 23 years. Wheels has costarred with movies with Rodney Dangerfield, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Jada Pinckett Smith.
With over 70 TV appearances including Conan O Brien, Letterman as well as co-starring with Dice Clay in the 2008 Reality Show on VH-1 called “Dice Undisputed”. When Wheels is not Headlining Las Vegas you can see him in all the major cities throughout out the country.

Parise will be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Gaming Today.

More on Michael Wheels Parise below:

Dear Chef Reality Sizzle.

You can catch Michael “Wheels” Parise at The Orleans, now The Gold Coast H & C
Big Al’s Comedy Club, Aug. 9th – 12th – 8:00pm.


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