Las Vegas Backstage Talk

The Amazing Johnathan-LV Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Sept. 27, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

The Amazing Johnathan guests live in-studio on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show, on 970 AM KNUU, in Las Vegas and The Web.

Now in his 12th year performing as a major headliner in Las Vegas, Amazing Johnathan has returned to where it all began. “I’ve come full circle. Bally’s is where I performed my first engagement in Vegas, so I feel at home here and happy to be back in the heart of The Strip.”

The Amazing Johnathan Show still showcases the same warped, sinister humor and unscripted antics that have earned him widespread recognition. Amazing Johnathan has brought his wacky assistant, Psychic Tanya, with him to Bally’s, along with new sketches and other added material, resulting in a new dynamic that adds a side-splitting twist to Amazing Johnathan’s witty production.

He will soon be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine.

You can catch The Amazing Johnathan live at Bally’s Hotel & Casino

Tues. – Sat. 10:00pm, Dark Sun. – Mon.


Special Event – The SCREAMont Experiment

Haunted Attraction in Downtown Las Vegas

Headliner’s First-Ever Halloween Event for the Public Debuts at
The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino Beginning Oct. 6

 If you’ve ever been an invited guest to one of Jonathan’s Halloween Parties, and in one of his haunted attractions, and I have, you don’t want to miss this!

Just in time for Halloween, the “Freddy Krueger of Comedy,” Amazing Johnathan has announced the launch of The Amazing Johnathan’s SCREAMont Experiment, a terrifying interactive walk-through attraction at The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Formerly by invitation only, Amazing Johnathan’s annual haunted event at his private warehouse has been shocking and scaring guests for years.

“I have always enjoyed designing and creating my annual haunt for friends and family,” stated Amazing Johnathan. “This year, I am ready to share The Amazing Johnathan’s SCREAMont Experiment with the public and allow them to experience the warped, wicked theatrics that others have enjoyed for years.”

Amazing Johnathan’s eerie attraction is a multi-level haunted hotel, featuring 35,000 square feet of themed rooms, optical illusions, mind-blowing special effects and terrifying twists around every corner. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a ghostly bellman who tours them through the quarantined hotel, which has been taken over by previous guests who’ve mysteriously gone insane during their horrific stay. The attraction will also feature a gift shop, where guests who survive the attraction can purchase ghoulish gifts and macabre merchandise.

The SCREAMont Experiment Haunted Attraction in Downtown Las Vegas

Opens Oct. 7th

For Information

You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Dana Carvey, Judy Tenuta-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Sept. 20, 2013 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Dana Carvey returns on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 970 AM KNUU, now 1230AM KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.  LVBST radio show is the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars.”

Carvey rose to national prominence during a six-year run as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where he created memorable characters “Church Lady,” “Garth” and “Hans” and spot-on impersonations of President George H.W. Bush, Johnny Carson, Ross Perot and Regis Philbin. Carvey’s work on “SNL” garnered him six Emmy Award nominations, including a win in 1993 for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.” He also received multiple American Comedy Awards.

On the big screen, Carvey appeared in supporting roles in “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Racing with the Moon” and “Tough Guys.” He starred in films “Opportunity Knocks,” “Wayne’s World,” “Wayne’s World 2,” “Clean Slate,” “The Road to Wellville” and “Master of Disguise.” Most recently, he had a cameo appearance in “Jack and Jill.”

Dana will soon be in Comedian  Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine, as well as LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Getting Personal with the Stars column in Gaming Today.

For more about Dana Carvey here.

You can catch Dana Carvey live at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Sept. 21st & 22nd 8:00pm

Comedian – Judy Tenuta

Judy Tenuta will be live in-studio on Las Vegas Backstage Talk on 970 AM KNUU, now 1230AM KLAV, in Las Vegas, and The Web.

Judy Tenuta is the most famous person who has ever lived…and if you don’t believe it, just ask her. Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has strong stage, television, comedy and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in” The Vagina Monologues”, “Menopause the Musical” both in LA and Chicago, and she’s had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CD’S, “Attention Butt-Pirates” and “Lesbetarians!” and “In Goddess We Trust”. That same year, she became the national spokesperson for a series of Diet Dr. Pepper commercials. The self-described “Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite of the Accordion” has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as “The View”, “Late Night with David Letterman”, “Larry King Live”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “Comics Unleashed”.

For more about Judy Tenuta here.

You can catch Judy Tenuta at Tropicana Las Vegas

Laugh Factory Las Vegas, Mon – Sun, Sept. 17th – 23rd 8:30pm & 10:30pm


You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Carlos Mencia, Esteban-LV Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Sept. 13, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Comedian Carlos Mencia returns on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 970 AM KNUU, now 1230AM in Las Vegas and The Web.  In a candid  “comic to comic” videotaped interview at Treasure Island, following Mencia’s phone interview on our radio show, Carlos reveals the true story behind his lack of popularity amongst his comic peers, since his success on “Mind of Mencia” on Comedy Central.

On the road with his “C 4 URself” Tour, comedic superstar Carlos Mencia. Mencia has appearances on television shows including “In Living Color” and “An Evening at the Improv.” In 2000, he released a comedy album called “Take a Joke, America” that showcased his brand of confrontational humor. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for “Best Stand-Up Comedy Special” for his HBO special, and was featured on “Comedy Central Presents” later that year. In early 2005, “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central, which drew an average of 1.5 million viewers. His most recent Comedy Central special, “New Territory,” debuted in December 2011.

His acting credits include starring opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in 2007’s “The Heartbreak Kid,” and in 2010 he starred in “Our Family Wedding” with Forrest Whittaker and America Ferrara.

Mencia will be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated Monthly “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine.

For more about Carlos Mencia, click here–>

You can catch Carlos Mencia at Treasure Island

Treasure Island Theatre, Fri. Sept. 14th 9:00pm


Musician “Man in Black” – Esteban

Esteban,  will be live in-studio on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 970 AM KNUU, in Las Vegas, and The Web.

The magical artistry of “Esteban,” and his guitar, will make its debut at The Smith Center, Thursday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. A Las Vegas resident, “Esteban,” will perform along with his daughter, violinist Teresa Joy, and his band of outstanding musicians. Show times are set for 7 p.m.

After a relentless pursuit in Los Angeles, Segovia finally permitted Esteban to play for him in 1974. When Segovia heard Esteban play, he invited him to Santiago de Compostela, in northern Spain, for master classes. After these classes, Segovia invited Esteban to Madrid to study privately with the maestro in Segovia’s famous 4th floor studio. For four years, Esteban studied with the master in Spain and in the U.S. In 1978, Segovia gave Esteban his endorsement. Esteban returned to the U.S. and began touring.

Since then, Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVDs, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist. He has been on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his famous appearances and record-setting album sales on Home Shopping Network.

More about Esteban here–>

You can catch Esteban at The Smith Center, Cabaret Jazz Theater – Sept, 13th & 16th – 7:00pm

You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Gaming Today, “Weird Al”

Yankovik Stands AloneWeird Al Yankovic Gaming Today

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“Weird Al”  Yankovic, was another fun interview on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 1230AM KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.  It took place backstage at The Cannery. Weird Al, known for his costumed comedic song parodies, made it clear that he always asks for the green light from the artist before recording a parody of their song for a music video. When asked if he was ever refused permission by anyone, he said “Only Prince has consistantly said “no,” with no explanation given. Whenever possible I try to go to the artists directly because managers often get in the way, as with Lady GaGa.”

The misunderstanding referred to by Al as “The GaGa Saga” explained that managers don’t always consult their clients before turning something down. “Finally it all got straightened out, and I parodied “Born This Way” with a music video that I did in drag called “Perform This Way”, and GaGa LOVED it!” It was also a hit with the 1300 plus screaming fans at The Cannery. “I challenge anyone to find a rock show where you’ll see a wider range of demographics.

It’s because a lot of fans that were into me in the 80’s are still into me, and now they are bringing their kids. It’s become a family bonding experience. Another reason for my popularity with families is my New York Times Best Selling childrens book “When I Grow Up” Some of my fans are hard core! They’ll follow me from one city to the next. Sometimes it’s the same people in the front row city to city even though the shows are hundreds of miles apart.”

Weird Al will also be featured in Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated Column, “Las Vegas Backstage Talk,” in Casino Player Magazine.

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Bill Maher, Frank Sinatra Jr., Arturo Sandoval-LVBST w/Michele LaFong

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

Bill Maher returns on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 970 AM KNUU, in Las Vegas, and The Web.  He will talk about his personal experiences on other talk shows, like “The View”, and most recent insights into the upcoming presidential election.

For the last 18 years, Maher has pushed the boundaries of how far political humor and satire can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (which first aired on Comedy Central before moving to ABC), and for the last seven years on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and scathing humor have garnered him 21 EmmyR nominations. In October 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” which went on to become the seventh-highest grossing documentary ever.

In addition to his television program-which has featured such regular visitors as Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore-Maher has written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden” and most recently, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.”

Maher will be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in June 2013 edition of Casino Player Magazine, as well as LaFong’s Cover/Feature Interview in “Getting Personal with the Stars” in November 2013 edition of CP Magazine.

For more about Bill Maher click here.
For more about “Real Time with Bill Maher” click here.

You can catch Bill live at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Sept 8th – 9th 8:00pm
For reservations

Singer – Frank Sinatra Jr.

Born into one of the most talented and loved families in Hollywood history, it is no surprise that Frank Sinatra Jr. was pursuing music by the age of five. By the 1960s, Frank Jr. was performing on his own, living up to the Sinatra name, dazzling audiences wherever he went.

However, his talents did not stop at the doors of the recording studio. From there he went on to appear in movies such as Cool World and Code Name: Zebra, and television shows including the Patty Duke Show, The Sopranos, and the Red Skelton Hour.

By the late 1980’s, Frank Sinatra Jr. was one of the few performers who still toured with a full big-band, preserving his classic style that stood the tests of time. Releasing six albums over the course of his career, his most recent CD, That Face!, was released in 2006.

Now, Frank Jr. is back at it, reviving his father’s hits with a genuine, unmatched Sinatra authenticity and carrying on the family legacy.

Frank Sinatra Jr. at The Club in The Cannery Hotel & Casino Sept. 8th, 8:00pm


Musician – Arturo Sandoval

A protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval hails from Cuba. He began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 and has since evolved into one of the world’s most leading jazz artists. In 1973, Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy® Award-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a musical sensation.

Sandoval has received 12 Grammy® Award nominations and has won six times – including a win for “Best Instrumental Album” for “Time For Love” in 2010. He has also received six Billboard Awards and one Emmy® Award, the latter for his composing work on the underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country,” that was released in 2000.

Earlier this year, Sandoval released two albums, “Tango – Como Yo Te Siento” and “Dear Diz, Every Day I Think of You,” a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie.

For more about Arturo Sandoval click here.

You can catch Arturo Sandoval at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Sept 15th – 16th 8:00pm
For reservations

You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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