Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Margaret Cho, Kevin Meaney-LVBST w/Comedian Michele LaFong

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Sept. 5, 2013- 6-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Emmy & Grammy-nominated comedian and actress, Margaret Cho guests on Las Vegas Backstage Talk with Comedian Michele LaFong.  Cho was featured in LaFong’s syndicated column, “Vegas Backstage Talk” in Sept. issue of Casino Player Magazine.

Margaret Cho is set to return to the road this September in support of her new stand-up comedy show called MOTHER. MOTHER is a complicated and completely original take on sex, queer politics, drugs, guns, identity and madness, proving time and time again, boundaries uncrossed are meaningless.  Nothing is sacred, least of all, this MOTHER.

The cornerstone of MOTHER revolves around Cho’s long-suffering Korean mom and a staple of her shows, for all tour info: 

 Margaret was recently was back in New York co-hosting ABC’s The View on July 25 & 26. Her tv show, “Drop Dead Diva,” now in it’s 5th season will air brand new episodes thru the fall every Sunday on Lifetime while her new YouTube series, a dark comedy about three women fresh out of jail titled, “In Transition,” can be seen every Wednesday thru September 18 on Cho’s YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQYh9gtNK4&feature=share&list=PLIUvOXZ9sn4hIEamhAYvwnQ9fWDyhplWd          

In addition, Cho has teamed with comedian Jim Short for a brand new podcast show called “Monsters of Talk.” Margaret &           Jim get intimate and up front with their guests which have included Tegan & Sara and Billy Bragg among others. Click here to listen in http://www.margaretcho.com/2013/05/28/monsters-of-talk-podcast-latest-episodes/

Margaret will make various television appearances in the coming months including TheTalk and The Arsenio Hall Show on October 1, E!’s Fashion Police on October 4 and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show and Chelsea Lately on October 10.   For more about Margaret: http://www.margaretcho.com/

 September 6 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Click here for all tour info: http://www.margaretcho.com/

Comedian Kevin Meaney

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Kevin Meaney guests on LVBST with Comedian Michele LaFong in a videotaped interview from Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, at The MGM in Las Vegas, where he will be headling through Sunday.

Kevin has been one of the country’s most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. Tom Shales of the Washington Post said, “Picture the precocious love child of Jonathan Winters and Ethel Merman and you have some idea of Kevin Meaney’s act.”

His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene. In 1987, Kevin made his debut appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and was invited by Johnny to join the guest panel. Since his first appearance, Kevin has returned to the show a dozen times. He was a special guest on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Kevin also starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck which ran for a full season. In addition, he has done numerous guest appearances on both sitcoms and dramas. He also had a featured role in the movie Big.

Known for drawing upon his family relationships for much of his material, Kevin has made such lines as “That’s not Right” and “We’re Big Pants People” and “We’re going to lose the house” (delivered in the tremulous voice of his mother) catch phrases for hilarity. An evening with Kevin is a trip to the funhouse and one laugh escalates into a bigger one and good-hearted humor prevails.

Kevin is also a successful writer and producer. He wrote and produced and starred in a one-man autobiographical play titled Wedding Vows in Vegas which premiered at the prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado before going on to
a successful summer run in Boston at the Hasty Pudding Theatre. Steve Martin called it, “The most innovative, heart-rending and funny show I’ve seen in along, long time.”

In 2002, Kevin moved home to NY from Los Angeles and began working on Broadway in the hit musical, Hairspray. Hairspray
has been a life changing experience for Kevin and during an interview on XM Radio’s Stand Up Sit Down on May 28, 2008, Kevin told the host that he was gay.
It’s been a big transition but he’s seemed to find humor in how this all happened.

So, Big Pants People of the world unite… your leader is here,his name is Kevin Meaney and he’s on a mission of mirth.

Kevin is currently living in New York with his daughter.

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