Las Vegas Backstage Talk

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

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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
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Bill Engvall, Jennifer Harman-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

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

Bill Engvall returns on Las Vegas Backstage Talk Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong to talk about his latest up-coming projects.  In a backstage videotaped interview, Bill reflects on his some-what competitive spirit on keeping up with Jeff Foxworthy’s exploding career, and how it affected his ability to enjoy himself for the first two years of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

You know Bill from his TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show”, as host of “Country Fried Home Videos”, and one of the four on the original Blue Collar Comedy Tour along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy.

Bill Engvall is featured in Michele LaFong’s monthly syndicated column “Getting Personal with the Stars” in Gaming Today, and will soon be featured in LaFong’s monthly syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine.  CP Player a Gaming Lifestyle Magazine with a circulation of over eighty eight thousand paid subscribers nationally.

LaFong interviews Engvall backstage at The T.I (Treasure Island) on video posted on site. Go to VIDEO on menu bar.

For more about Bill Engvall, click here–>

You can catch Bill Engvall at Treasure Island

Treasure Island Theatre, Friday Dec. 14  9:00pm

http://youtu.be/V2r2eEyLQTo   backstage with Bill Engvall

http://youtu.be/V2r2eEyLQTo 

 

Poker Champ / Star of “Sin City Rules” on TLC – Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman guests on LVBST radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.  LV Backstage Talk is the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars.”

As one of the best and most recognized poker players in the world, Jennifer Harman was approached by the show’s producers to join the cast of Sin City Rules including Lana Fuchs of Billionaire Mafia; celebrity hypnotist, Kimberly Friedmutter; local entertainment reporter, Alicia Jacobs; mob boss daughter, Amy Hanley; and Lori Montoya, owner of Rain Cosmetics.

Being on camera is obviously nothing new for me, but being with women is. My home life and career are both full of men and I never really have the opportunity to meet new female friends.  I’m glad that I did this show because between Lana, Kimberly and Lori, they’ve brought such amazing female power into my life.  Did I leave out the other two women?- oh well.

What I hope comes across about me on “Sin City Rules” is that there’s nothing fake about me- what you see is truly what you get.  I’m genuine in my priorities of family, friendship and ethics and I deal with everything that comes my way- I’m strong.”-Jennifer Harman

Comedian Michele LaFong makes a Cameo Appearance on “TLC’s Sin City Rules” interviewing Amy Hanley and Wendy Mazaros, Author of “Vegas Rag Doll” on LV Backstage Talk Radio Show in episode # 3.  (Video is posted on lasvegasbackstagetalk.com)

See more about Jennifer Harman on her site here–>

More about Jennifer on Sin City Rules here–>

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Roy Jones Jr., Alicia Jacobs-LVBST w/Comedian Michele LaFong

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

Boxing Legend/HBO Expert Commentator – Roy Jones Jr.

“The December 8th edition of HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” featuring Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 in a 12-round Welterweight Bout will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV (6PM/PT – PPV). Sitting front/center providing the sports’ leading expert commentary is boxing legend ROY JONES JR. As a professional, he has captured numerous championships in the Middleweight, Super middleweight, Light heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions. He is the only boxer in history to start his career as a junior middleweight, and go on to win a heavyweight title. Jones left his mark in boxing history when he won the WBA heavyweight title, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a Heavyweight title in 106 years.”

“With the recent passing of Emanuel Steward, HBO announced that Roy Jones Jr., will assume Steward’s role on “WCB” and PPV cards for the rest of 2012. Jones began filling in for Steward in September, when he was too ill to work and had to miss the Andre Ward-Chad Dawson and Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. broadcasts. The past days have been challenging as Roy Jones Jr., the boxing community and fans worldwide mourned the death of Macho — the support and love received is truly appreciated.”

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

More about Roy Jones Jr. here–>

Roy Jones Jr. will be giving his expert commentary at The December 8th edition of HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” featuring Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 hosted at MGM Grand Las Vegas, 6PM

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Star of “Sin City Rules” on TLC – Alicia Jacobs

Michele LaFong with celebrity entertainment reporter and star Alicia Jacobs on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show on 1230AM KLAV, in Las Vegas and The Web, will be discussing the new TLC reality show SIN CITY RULES premiering on Sun. Dec. 9th.

SIN CITY RULES explores the lives of these five women at the power center of one of the most vibrant, compelling and notorious cities in the world, Las Vegas.  Behind the city’s neon-fueled excess and off-the-strip darkness, this group of influential individuals runs the town ­ from the businesses they operate, to the connections they hold, to the secrets they keep.   This series will follow these women’s personal and professional spheres, providing exclusive access to their one-of-a-kind lifestyles and unlocking the determination, cleverness and flair necessary to find success in a town known for turning the dreams of others into empty pockets.

These women are not the ones who lose in Las Vegas, they are the ones who always win.  They are tough, smart and ruthless and will stop at nothing to get what they want.

More about Sin City Rules here–>

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BJ Thomas, Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling-LV Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

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Nov. 15, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Singer BJ Thomas guests on “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.  LVBST radio show is the only show that “Gets Personal with the Stars.”

Five-time Grammy® Award winning hitmaker BJ Thomas will perform at the Suncoast Showroom.

In 1966, Thomas released his first hit record, a cover of Hank Williams classic, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” From 1967 to 1975, Thomas charted numerous hits, including: “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “It’s Only Love,” and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

Thomas is perhaps best-known for “Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” featured in the 1969 movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and winner of an Academy Award® for “Best Original Song.” Since then, the song has been featured in numerous movies, including “Forrest Gump,” “Clerks II,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Spider-Man 2.”

During the ‘80s, Thomas’ music crossed over to the country charts with “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love,” “New Looks from an Old Lover” and “Two Car Garage.” He became the 60th member of the Grand Old Opry in 1981.

In 1985, Thomas recorded “As Long As We’ve Got Each Other” which was later used as the theme song for the hit ABC sitcom, “Growing Pains.”

In 2007, he released his fourth holiday album, “Home for Christmas.”

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

More about BJ Thomas here–>

You can catch BJ Thomas headlining at Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Suncoast Showroom, Sat & Sun, Nov. 17th & 18th 7:30pm

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Comedian – Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, will talk about his experiences on “The Howard Stern Show,” and his life on stage, and off, since leaving.

While touring as a national headliner, Martling released three comedy lp’s, 1979’s “What Did You Expect?,” 1980’s “Goin’ Ape!,” and 1981’s “Normal People Are People You Don’t Know That Well.” He blindly sent the three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City in 1982, and Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. in 1986, Jackie became  a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s show.

Jackie left the show in 2001 after fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views.

He still works all around the country, performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man,” is about to release a CD of his original music entitled “Happy Endings,” and is currently doing his own radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio 101, “Jackie’s Joke Hunt.

Jackie Martling’s videotaped interview on LVBST with Comedian Michele LaFong is posted on lasvegasbackstagetalk.com

More about Jackie Martling here–>

You can catch Jackie Martling headlining at MGM

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, Wed – Sat, Nov. 14th – 17th 8:00pm

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John Pinette, Bill Medley-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele Lafong

Nov.8, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

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John Pinette returns on “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong, and updates us on the latest drama in his life.  He also speaks of his dealings with Frank Sinatra, and other celebrities that he has had the pleasure of knowing, including Joan Rivers.

Pinette, a former American Comedy Awards Stand-up Comedian of the Year, received his big break in 1991 when he was asked to tour with the legendary Frank Sinatra. Since then, Pinette has starred as Edna Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray,” opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie “Duets,” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Junior,” and with John Travolta in “The Punisher.”

On the small screen, Pinette has guest-starred on numerous television shows, including “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “ALF,” “Seinfeld” and “Vinnie & Bobby.”

In January 2007, his Comedy Central stand-up special and DVD, “I’m Starvin,” was released as a follow-up to his successful CD, “Show Me The Buffet.” His most recent one-hour Comedy Central special, “John Pinette: Still Hungry,” premiered in July 2011 and is available on DVD.

More about John Pinette here–>

You can catch John Pinette at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom, Fri – Sat, Nov. 9th & 10th – 8:00pm

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Singer / Songwriter – Bill Medley

Bill Medley speaks to LaFong on LVBST Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong about the details of his long, blessed career as both a solo artist, and his early success as being half of The Righteous Brothers.

Medley is a seminal figure in the history of American music. He is perhaps best known as half of the unmistakable duo, The Righteous Brothers. Their raw emotional rhythm and blues sound essentially created the genre “blue-eyed soul.” In the mid-1960s, the Righteous Brothers became a fixture on Top Forty radio with hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” “Just Once in My Life,” “Unchained Melody,” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” creating an ultra- dramatic take on Sixties pop romance.

As Medley segues into a new portion of his career, he’s also performed duets publicly on occasion with his daughter, McKenna, who has her own show in Las Vegas. But he has no plans to find another permanent singing partner. Instead, Medley expects to strike out one more time on his own, with the stage serving as a safety net from which he’s still able to make a connection-with the fans who continue to adore both The Righteous Brothers and Medley’s powerful bass, but also with his own passion for music. Not that his rare gift makes him any different from the people who inhabit the audience. “My friends that I see on a daily basis are guys I went to junior high and high school with,” he notes. “It just has kept me very, very sane. So when I go out on stage to perform, I really feel like I’m one of those fans. I understand how they feel.”

More about Tony Bill Medley here–>

You can catch Bill Medley with McKenna Medley headlining at South Point.
The Showroom at South Point, Fri. – Sun., Nov. 9th – 11th – 7:30pm

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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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