Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Comedian Michele LaFong, Ralphie May-LV Backstage Talk

Jan. 3, 2013  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Comedian Michele LaFong, Protégé of The Legendary Senor Wences, guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 1230 am KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web to promote her Special Guest Appearance with Bobby Rydell at The Suncoast Showroom on January 11-13, at 7:30pm.

Michele LaFong is an accomplished comedian, and ventriloquist for over two decades, with her own running show on The Las Vegas Strip three times.  She was mentored by Debbie Reynolds, Jackie Mason & The Legendary Senor Wences,  the most famous International Ventriloquist in the World, who “passed the torch” to her, giving LaFong exclusive rights to perform with his famous puppets, Johnny, the lipstick hand-puppet, and Pedro, the head in the box, as documented in March ’98 in Life Magazine.

Michele will be performing with Wences’ original Johnny puppet, and will be making a cameo appearance as a variety artist, auditioning for the young star, Jada Grace, and her manager on episode #3, of “The Jada Grace Show,” a new variety television series that will debut on CBS in January 2013.

(In this episode, Michele LaFong, and “Johnny,” the  famous “lipstick hand-puppet, were set-up as new recurring characters.)

LaFong, and Las Vegas Backstage Talk made a cameo appearance last week on episode #3 on TLC’s “Sin City Rules.”

Comedian – Ralphie May

Ralphie May guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 1230 am KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.

In a very candid backstage interview at The South Point Hotel & Casino, Ralphie May addresses some of the obstacles and behind the scenes’ “going-ons” that are realities in”the business” of show business.  He also speaks about his very first gig.  Opening for Sam Kinison.

Veteran comedian Ralphie May’s popularity exploded after the success of the first season of NBC’s hit reality series, “Last Comic Standing”. Long-time fans of Ralphie’s stand-up were joined by countless new fans when America thought he was robbed of the winner’s title. Despite the show’s outcome, Ralphie’s special brand of comedy combines the familiar elements of hip-hop and topical comedy with a dash of southern down-home flavor and quick wit making Ralphie May one of the most popular comedians in the country. His first DVD, appropriately titled “Just Correct,” went PLATINUM!

His special brand of humor and incredible timing has allowed him to cross social, cultural, and ethnic barriers and has earned him roles in such films as FOR DA LOVE OF MONEY and GAS, to name a few of several independent productions. Ralphie has worked as an actor, writer and producer on ESPN’s Mohr Sports starring Jay Mohr and had four appearances on CBS’s The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn as well as eleven appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has been seen on Tough Crowd, The Man Show and MTV’s Bash as well as in guest-starring roles on numerous television shows including NBC’s Whoopie. In an appearance on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno he received a standing ovation, the first comedian in 10 years to receive this honor. The New York Times raves, “Ralphie is phenomenal…”The Washington Post describes his comedy style as a “Tour de Force.” At the age of seventeen, Ralphie entered a talent show, to which the winner would get to open for Sam Kinison. A dream came true… Ralphie won the contest and after the show, Sam turned to Ralphie and said, “That was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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

More about Ralphie May here–>

You can catch Ralphie May headlining at South Point.
The Showroom at South Point, Fri. – Sun., Jan. 4th – 6th 7:30pm


You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Dec. 27, 2012 The Amazing Johnathan, Lou Christie

Comedian / Magician – The Amazing Johnathan

The Amazing Johnathan returns live in-studio on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 1230 am KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.  This time, he brings his side-kick Psychic Tanya with him to reveal the “behind the scene” truths about the hazzards of performing sadistic slapstick magic illusions on her!

Johnathan is currently focused on his new podcast set to debut in early 2013. He is also touring across the country that he is very much looking forward to. He recently held his first-ever classic car show and sale, wherein he put his prized car collection on display. He has offered to donate 10% of the sale from each vehicle to Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada.

More about The Amazing Johnathan here—>

Former Teen Idol, Singer – Songwriter Lou Christie

Lou Christie guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 1230 am KLAV in Las Vegas, and The Web.

Lou Christie’s chart-topping career started in a two-track studio in his rural hometown near Pittsburgh. In 1963, Christie’s first million-selling song, “The Gypsy Cried,” transformed the local choirboy, Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco, into teen idol Lou Christie.

Throughout the ‘60s Christie’s success continued with numerous hit singles, including “Two Faces Have I,” “Rhapsody in the Rain,” “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” and the chart-topping “Lightin’ Strikes.” With his success, Christie forever embedded himself and his unique three-octave vocal range into American musical history.

Highlights from Christie’s performing career include touring on Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars,” performing on the hit television show “American Bandstand,” and performing for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Christie has shared the stage with numerous artists, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.

More about Lou Christie here–>

You can catch Lou Christie headlining at Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Suncoast Showroom, Sat & Sun, Nov. 29th & 30th 7:30pm


You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Full interview/Wendy & Amy of TLC’s “Sin City Rules”

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Sneak preview video of LaFong’s Cameo Appearance on TLC

Sunday, Dec. 23 10pm PST on TLC

This episode is called “She said, she said” (This is not the entire clip that will be aired)

The cameo appearance sneak peek clip can be accessed here:

(Will post full interview on my website Sunday night at 11pm PST)

This link gives a full rundown of when SIN CITY RULES airs:

Comedian Michele LaFong, Host and Producer of “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Radio and Web Show, makes a cameo appearance on TLC’s “Sin City Rules” on Sun. Dec. 23 at 10pm PST, Thurs. Dec. 27 at 8pm PST, & Fri. Dec. 28 at 1am PST                                  

Las Vegas Backstage Talk, the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars” currently airs on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm PST on 1230 am KLAV, in Las Vegas, and The Web.



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Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Estaban-LVBST w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Dec. 20, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Shawn and Marlon Wayans guest together on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong on 1230 am KLAV, in Las Vegas, and The Web.

Perhaps best known for their roles in the blockbuster hits “Scary Movie” and “Scary Movie 2,” The Wayans Brothers made their acting debut in 1989 in their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film, “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following their debut, they joined the cast of the Emmy Award® winning comedy series “In Living Color,” and starred in the series until 1994.

Shawn and Marlon created and starred in the hit WB sitcom “The Wayans Bros.,” which was the first WB network show sold into syndication after heading up the network’s lineup from 1994 to 1999.

On the big screen, Shawn and Marlon have starred together in numerous hit films, including “White Chicks,” “Little Man” and “Dance Flick.”

Shawn and Marlon, along with their brothers and sisters, created “Thugaboo” and the subsequent “Boo Crew” animated specials for Nickelodeon, which premiered in August 2006.  Marlon appeared in the 2009 blockbuster “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” and stars in “A Haunted House,” scheduled for release in January 2013.

You can catch The Wayans Brothers at The Orleans, each performing their stand-up comedy separately.

The Wayans Bros. will soon be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Syndicated Monthly “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine.
Orleans Showroom, Sat. & Sun., Dec. 29th & 30th – 8:00pm


Musician “Man in Black” – Esteban

Esteban and daughter Teresa Joy, return to Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show on 1230AM KLAV, in Las Vegas, and The Web, to promote their new on-going stint in Las Vegas.

They call him the “Man in Black.” The magical guitar artistry of “Esteban,” will be in Concert, at the LVH (formerly the Hilton) hotel, in the Shimmer Cabaret, opening on Thursday, Dec. 27, and repeating the following night, Friday, Dec. 28. The world famous guitarist has signed a three month contract with LVH, to appear every Thursday and Friday evening, with show time set for 8:30 p.m.  The opening of this new show follows a very successful recent engagement at The Smith Center.

A Las Vegas resident, “Esteban” will perform along with his daughter, violinist Teresa Joy, a special selection of music ranging from classical, Flaminco, pop, to Broadway, and beyond.

Esteban’s concerts are memorable moments of the heart and soul. Spending an evening in his audience is an experience of the heart and mind, and one that will remain with you forever.

More about Esteban here–>

You can catch Esteban at the LVH hotel, in the Shimmer Cabaret – Thurs. & Fri. Dec. 27th & 28th – 8:30pm

You can listen to a recording of our show below!


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Gaming Today Column-Bill Engvall by Michele LaFong

Article in GAMING TODAY with Engvall “Getting Personal with the Stars” by Michele LaFong

Bill will also be featured in Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated Column, “Las Vegas Backstage Talk,” in Casino Player Magazine, as well as his Backstage video taped interview from The TI, posted on Website, and on

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