Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Bill Maher, Scott Record-LVBST w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Nov.1, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

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Comedian Bill Maher, a favorite guest on “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” radio show, with Comedian Michele Lafong  which now airs on KLAV, 1230 am in Las Vegas, and The Web, answers questions about his personal experiences on other talk shows, his feelings on Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s treatment of him when he guested on “The View,” and Barbara Walter’s response behind the scenes. He also speaks about the republican party, President Obama, and 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.”

Bill Maher will be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column, in June’s issue of Casino Player Magazine.  He will also be LaFong’s Cover/Feature Interview in “Getting Personal with the Stars” in November’s 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, Nov. 3 & 4 – 8:00pm

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Comedian / Impressionist – Scott Record

Scott Record, another favorite on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show, with Comedian Michele LaFong, returns live in-studio with his many impressions, and show biz road stories.  He shares the story of some friendly, last minute comedy advice that he gave to his “buddy,” Comic Tom Cotter, that ultimately resulted in placing Tom in the finals, on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, 2012.

Scott is one of the most requested headliners on several of the world’s most elite cruise lines. Corporate appearances make up yet another large percentage of Scott’s current schedule. Many Fortune 500 companies such as KMPG, Lucent, Warner Lambert, IBM, ATT, Chrysler, Ford, Isuzu, Phillip Morris, GE, Sunoco, American Airlines, Sun Microsystems, Pfizer, Kraft Nabisco and Motorola have enjoyed Scott’s performances and continually book him for return engagements. Scott has a great web site, check it out especially his great videos.

For more info about Scott, CLICK HERE!

You can catch Scott live at Harrah’s Las Vegas The Improv Comedy Club, Oct. 30-Nov. 4  Showtime:8:30PM, 10:00PM

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Otis Williams, Olate Dogs-Las Vegas Backstage talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Oct. 25, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Otis Williams, original founding member of The Temptations, guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comic Michele LaFong on 1230 am KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.  Hear the stories behind the hits in this very candid interview.

For more than 40 years, The Temptations have shined as pioneers of popular music, with decades of smash hits and sold-out performances. An essential component of the original Motown machine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temptations began their musical career in Detroit in the early ‘60s. In 1964, Smokey Robinson wrote and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” the first major hit for The Temptations. An avalanche of hits followed, including “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”

For more about Otis Williams, click here.

For more about The Temptations, click here.

You can catch Otis Williams w/ The Temptations at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Oct 27th & 28th 8:00pm
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NBC’s America’s Got Talent Winner 2012 – “Olate Dogs”

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Live in-studio, on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comic Michele LaFong are Richard and son, Nick Olate, and four of the Star Olate Dogs that won the million dollar prize this year on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Richard Olate is from Chile South America. He is the second youngest in a family of 22 children. His family was very poor. There were many times when they would not have enough to eat for days at a time. His story is not a sad one though. At age 12 he got a dog from the street. He loved the dog and found that he might have a feel for training. There are many dogs roaming the streets in Chile, so guess what……?  When he had put together a routine, he, with his mother’s help, booked his amateur act at schools and small circuses. He quickly got a regular performance schedule but needed more help. His older brother soon joined him and together they decided they could do something special. They were right! They worked hard creating a very unique dog act. They spent the next few years traveling with different circuses throughout South America and in 1989 they premiered in the United States of America. They have been here ever since. Richard has appeared with his dogs in many television shows, made commercials, been in a movie, and worked in stage, night club and circus performances. A true testament that, no matter where you come from, hard work and determination makes dreams come true.

Hear what Richard, and Nick have to say about their experience on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Reality Show, and what they have to say about the other acts on the show with them, runner-up, Comic Tom Cotter, and judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel.

See breathtaking performances of NBC’s #1 hit television show in America’s Got Talent LIVE!

Olate Dogs preforms in this exclusive live show at The Palazzo Theatre NOW though Nov. 17th, and features the season seven winner and top fan-voted performers. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages.

You can catch Olate Dogs in America’s Got Talent LIVE! at The Palazzo,
The Palazzo Theatre, NOW though Nov. 17th 7:30pm, Dark Fridays
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Tony Orlando, Anthony Cools-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Oct. 18, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Tony Orlando guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Tony Orlando brings to the stage a warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience. From million selling records (five number one hits), a popular television variety series, movies and Broadway (Barnum and Smokey Joe’s Café), Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.

Through no plans of his own, Tony was coaxed into putting his voice on a demo record for a song titled “Candida” for his friends Hank Medress and Dave Appell at Bell Records. The record was released under the name of the record promotion director’s daughter, Dawn.

“I think it is really the rule of show business that every big break you get you back into it without knowing it at the time. A few weeks after recording ‘Candida’ I had forgotten all about it. And then Hank Medress calls me and says, ‘Hey man, we’ve got a hit!’ The crazy thing was the song kept climbing the charts till it hit number one,” says Orlando.

Hoping lightning would strike again, Medress had Orlando recorded “Knock Three Times.” The song not only became number one, it was the tip song of 1971 selling over six million copies worldwide. The immense popularity of the song is still evident today. Tony’s recording of the song was featured in the hit movie Now and Then.

Realizing it was probably safe to give up his successful career at CBS Records, Tony decided to jump full force into what was already a meteoric rise to the top. Along with Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson, Tony Orlando and Dawn became an international sensation.

Amazingly enough, Tony hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface of his stardom. In 1973 he recorded “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree.” The song was number one for the year, became Orlando’s theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal.

More about Tony Orlando here–>

You can catch Tony Orlando headlining at South Point.
The Showroom at South Point, Oct. 19 – 21 – 7:30pm

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Hypnotist – Anthony Cools

World-famous hypnotist Anthony Cools performs at Paris Las Vegas, using his skills for decidedly evil purposes, tapping into the carnal desires and subconscious naughtiness of his audience, shearing off all inhibitions.

Not only is Cools the only hypnotist playing in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip, his show is the longest-running hypnotist show in Las Vegas history, and the longest-running show at Paris Las Vegas.

Signature stunts in his hilarious and interactive 90-minute show include handshakes that induce vocal, sexual responses, as well as several other tricks so shocking, we can’t even print them.

More about Anthony Cools here–>

You can catch Anthony Cools headlines at Paris Las Vegas.
Anthony Cools Showroom, Nightly 9:00pm, Dark Mon & Wed

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Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show, Signed a One Year Deal with 1230 AM KLAV, Bought by Lotus Broadcasting

“Las Vegas Backstage Talk” the only radio show that “Gets Personal with the Stars,” has signed a one year deal with 1230 AM KLAV,
which was recently bought by Lotus Broadcasting.

“Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Radio and Web show will be moving to 1230 AM KLAV starting Thursday, Oct. 18. Their new time slot will be from 4:00pm-5:00pm PST. (Drive time)

Host and producer of “Las Vegas Backstage Talk,” Comedian Michele LaFong, interviewed Dennis Miller, and Tom Cotter, Runner-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” this year, for its final show on 970 AM KNUU, which aired on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6:05pm-7:00pm. All shows are archived on lasvegasbackstagetalk.com

This concludes a very successful year and a half long run for “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Radio & Web Show on 970 AM KNUU, Las Vegas’ Financial Radio Station.

Tony Orlando who has an upcoming weekend at The South Point Showroom will be our first guest on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4pm-5pm PST 1230 AM KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.  Also on the show will be Anthony Cools, who has the longest running hypnotist show in Las Vegas history,  on The Las Vegas Strip,  at The Paris Hotel & Casino.

“Las Vegas Backstage Talk,” formerly called “Las Vegas Backstage Now,” originally started on 1230 AM KLAV more than a year and a half ago, and only after a few shows moved to 970 AM KNUU.

“We’re finally back to where we started… only much better,” says LaFong. “The studio has been upgraded, and since KLAV has been bought by Lotus Broadcasting, I felt very comfortable in signing a twelve month contract with 1230 AM KLAV.”

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Dennis Miller, Tom Cotter-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Oct. 11, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Dennis Miller 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 with Comedian Michele LaFong is the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars.”

Celebrated as a witty comedian with an entertaining and intriguing stand-up routine, Miller keeps audiences laughing with his irreverent observations. A favorite of the public and critics alike, The New York Times said, “Mr. Miller is exquisitely attuned to contemporary foibles … his material can be scathing, his delivery low key … Mr. Miller reaches a bit farther than most comedians for the scorching comment … this smart aleck has an uncommonly sharp eye.”

Called “one of the premiere comedy talents in America today,” Miller emerged on the national scene in as the “Weekend Update” correspondent on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. After leaving SNL in 1991, Miller moved to HBO, where he hosted the critically acclaimed talk show Dennis Miller Live for nine seasons. No stranger to television talk shows, Miller is a regular on Fox News Channel’s Hannity and The O’Reilly Factor. He was also host and executive producer of CNBC’s Dennis Miller, which featured conversation, opinion and humor.

Miller was featured in Michele LaFong’s Syndicated Column “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” in Gaming Today, and will also be featured in LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine.

For more about Dennis and his radio show, click here.

You can catch Dennis live at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Oct. 12th – 13th 8:00pm
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Comedian / America’s Got Talent Finalist – Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter, a fellow comic veteran came in second to a dog act on America’s Got Talent this year! So close, yet so far from the million $ prize, and star of his own show in Las Vegas. He will be interviewed about his experience on America’s Got Talent, on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 970 AM KNUU, and The Web.

Tom Cotter’s high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Recently, Tom became the first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” His runner up finish on the show has catapulted him to the comedic stratosphere.

Before his historic run on the world’s largest talent competition, Tom won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the grand prize at The Boston Comedy Festival and was voted “Best Stand-Up” at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He has become a familiar face on television shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” The Today Show and his own series, TWO-FUNNY, on The Women’s Entertainment Network. Other TV credits include CBS’ The Late Late Show, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” Comics Unleashed and a Barbara Walters Prime-Time Special among many others. Since moving to New York City, Tom filmed his very own Comedy Central special, “Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter,” and was featured in the Miramax film, “Next Stop Wonderland.” Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and wide variety of venues the world over, from London to Beijing, to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also been featured in dozens of television commercials, for products like McDonald’s, Doritos, Pepsi, and Amstel Lite, just to name a few.

For more about Tom Cotter here.

See breathtaking performances of NBC’s #1 hit television show in America’s Got Talent LIVE!

Tom Cotter preforms in this exclusive live show at The Palazzo Theatre NOW though Nov. 17th, and features the season seven winner and top fan-voted performers. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages.

You can catch Tom Cotter in America’s Got Talent LIVE! at The Palazzo,
The Palazzo Theatre, NOW though Nov. 17th 7:30pm, Dark Fridays
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Don Rickles, David Brenner-Las Vegas backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Oct. 4, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

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Don Rickles returns to LVBST Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 970 AM KNUU, and The Web.  Hopefully he will be a lot more insulting this time!

Rickles and Brenner will soon be featured in Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Column in Casino Player Magazine, and LaFong’s Syndicated Column in Gaming Today Magazine.

Celebrated entertainer and Las Vegas legend Don Rickles brings his one-of-a-kind comedy back to The Orleans Showroom

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when Rickles spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

In addition to keeping live audiences laughing, Rickles’ still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” TNT’s “The Wool Cap” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought to be dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland.” Later in the year, he returned to the show for the “payoff.” He recently appeared on Showtime’s new series “Inside Comedy,” where fellow comedian David Steinberg interviewed him.

You can catch Don Rickles at The Orleans, Orleans Showroom, Sat – Sun, Oct. 6th & 7th, 8:00pm

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Comedian – David Brenner

 

Brenner has made 158 appearances on “The Tonight Show” over the course of his career, making him the most frequent guest in the show’s history. Known for basing his routine on current events, Brenner is a popular TV political pundit, with regular appearances on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.

Prior to stepping on stage, Brenner wrote, produced and directed 115 television documentaries, which earned him nearly 30 awards, including an Emmy®. He has written numerous books, including “I Think There’s a Terrorist in My Soup” and the best-seller “Soft Pretzels With Mustard.”

Brenner has four HBO specials to his credit, including “David Brenner: Back With A Vengeance,” which was one of the cable network’s highest-rated specials. In 2010, he appeared as himself on the ABC show “Modern Family.”

More about David Brenner here–>

You can catch David Brenner headline at Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Suncoast Showroom, Sat & Sun, Oct. 13th & 14th 7:30pm

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