Las Vegas Backstage Talk

Rita Rudner, Carl Labove

July 2, 2015

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Award-winning comedian Rita Rudner, and Comic Carl Labove guest on Las Vegas Backstage Talk radio show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Rita explains what is most important to her these days in her very long career in comedy.

Known for her joke writing, with one liners like: “My mother buried three husbands – and two of them were only napping.”

Rita shares her method and inspiration of her day to day life.

Since 2001, Rudner has performed almost exclusively in Las Vegas, selling over one million tickets. She moved to a larger theater at The Venetion  in January 2011. She also created and hosted the syndicated improvisational comedy show Ask Rita, which mimicked the format of a talk/advice show. For this she received a Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Television and Radio.  In May 2009 she performed for Senator Harry Reid and President, Barack Obama, at Caesars Palace, alongside Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow; a video of some of this performance can be found on Rita’s Facebook  page or YouTube.

Award-winning comedienne Rita Rudner returns to Harrah’s Las Vegas. VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet as well as a commemorative photo.

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Carl Labove

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Carl Labove does a Backstage Interview with Comedian Michele LaFong.

LaBove was born in Fort Worth Texas, grew up a military child, which required his family to move all around the world during his youth. At age nineteen he discovered stand up comedy with the man who would become his best friend, Sam Kinison. Together the two founded a Rock & Roll Comedy concept that would earn Billboard Magazines “Top Tour” honors by selling out theaters across the country for 5 straight years.

Skyrocketing to the biggest performance stages in the country as a founding member of “The Outlaws” in the late 80’s, and early 90’s, Carl would establish himself as an unparalleled comedic force during the biggest comedy boom of the last fifty years. Twenty years after “The Outlaws,” Carl continues to sellout venues and amaze audiences from coast to coast. With credits that include The Tonight Show, HBO, Showtime, two comedy CD’s, a concert DVD for Journey Records and much more. There is no end in sight for Carl.

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Sal Richards, Rick Faugno-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele Lafong

April. 12, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Comedian/Singer Sal Richards guests on LVBST Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

From singer at the youthful age of 10 with The Royal-Aires (Bay Baby, Frendship Ring) to comic, as well as actor in many movies and television (Out for Justice, Rounders, Cat’s Eye, Law and Order: Criminal Intent…). His credits include writing and directing.

While singing, acting, directing and writing has given Sal an outlet for his creativity, comedy remains his first love. He performs at venues across the nation, giving hilarious performance after performance, bringing laughter into the lives of his countless fans. His characterizations of famous singers is very funny. Put Sal on your list of things to see in Las Vegas!

Richards will soon be featured in Comedian Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas backstage Talk” column in Casino Player magazine, as well as LaFong’s “Getting Personal with the Stars” Monthly Syndicated Column in Gaming Today.

Sal Richards in-studio videotaped interview is posted on lasvegasbackstagetalk.com

More about Sal Richards, his book, and his documentary.

You can catch Sal Richards live at Harrah’s Las Vegas
Headlining at The Improv Comedy Club, Apr.10th – 15th
Showtime: 8:30PM, 10:30PM
For reservations

 

Singer / Entertainer – Rick Faugno

In Faugno’s new self-titled one-man show, audiences will experience a combination of the upbeat New Classic Vegas styles of Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Rock, and Latin genre. His journey of self-expression includes music by innovative performers such as James Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, and Frank Sinatra, as well as original tracks Faugno wrote himself.

Rick Faugno has been performing professionally since the age of 12 when he played Will Rogers, Jr. in “Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway. Faugno went on to study acting and theatre, and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University. Since, his career has included such memorable shows as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Fosse,” “Wonderful Town,” and “Conversations with My Father” on Broadway, as well as national tours of “The Boy Friend,” directed by Julie Andrews and “Jersey Boys,” in the critically acclaimed role of Frankie Valli. In 2010, Faugno showcased a standards-influenced songbook in “Songs My Idols Sang (and Danced)” and is currently the star of his own new classic Vegas one-man show. Fans can join Rick Faugno’s Fan Page on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

You can catch Rick Faugno at Palms Casino Resort, The Lounge, every Tuesday at 10pm.
For information click here.

You can listen to a recording of our show below!

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Harry Basil-Las Vegas Backstage talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Jan. 19, 2012 6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Comedian/ Director Harry Basil guests on LVBST Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Harry received a lot of “Respect” from the man who “gets none”, when Rodney featured Harry in two of his HBO specials. Harry’s love for the movies really paid off when he co-wrote and co-produced three of Rodney Dangerfield’s movies. “Ladybugs” for Paramount Pictures, “Meet Wally Sparks” for Trimark, and “My Five Wives” co-starring Andrew Dice Clay and SNL’s Molly Shannon, for Artisan . In all three films Harry worked closely with legendary Director Sidney Furie through every aspect of the filmmaking process.

Harry moved out to Hollywood and created a stand-up comedy act at the world famous Comedy Store. He quickly made a name for himself in the comedy circuit headlining in Las Vegas and other major venues around the country. He was in big demand as an opening act for such stars as Gloria Estafan, Liza Minelli, The Beach Boys, the Pointer Sisters, Chuck Berry and Rodney Dangerfield.

Harry will soon be managing The Laugh Factory at The Tropicana H & C, Gallagher’s future new full-time comedy room.

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

You can catch Harry live at Harrah’s Las Vegas
Headlining at The Improv Comedy Club, Jan.17th – 22th
Showtime: 8:30PM, 10:30PM

For reservations
You can listen to a recording of our show below!

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Paula Poundstone, Scott Record, Jeff Capri-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Jan. 12, 2012  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

Paula Poundstone guests on LVBST Radio Show with Comedian Michele LaFong.

Poundstone began nurturing her stand-up comedy talent in 1979 on the Boston comedy scene before moving to San Francisco. She starred in multiple HBO comedy specials and appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Poundstone received a Cable ACE Award for a comedy special for her one-hour HBO special “Cats, Cops, and Stuff.” She received her second Cable ACE Award for her self-titled HBO talk show series.

Continuing with many successes throughout the 1990s, Poundstone starred in “The Paula Poundstone Show” on ABC and many other television appearances, incuding an HBO Speacial. Poundstone is the recipient of an EmmyR Award for her field pieces on the PBS program “Life & Times.”

Poundstone will be featured in Michele LaFong’s Monthly Syndicated “Las Vegas Backstage Talk” column in Casino Player Magazine, and is LaFong’s Feature Interview in “Getting Personal with the Stars” Column in July’s issue of CP Magazine.

For more about Paula, click HERE.

You can catch Paula live at The Orleans
Orleans Showroom,
Jan.13 & 14 8:00pm

For reservations

 

Comedian/Impressionist – Scott Record

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, Jan.10th – 15th
Showtime:8:30PM, 10:30PM

For reservations

 

Comedian – Jeff Capri

Described by many as “Energetically laid back,” Jeff Capri is one of very few second generation comics working today. Jeff’s observational comedic palette takes a different direction than his father’s Dick Capri’s classic Catskill style. Jeff covers everything from pop-culture, biographical and political twists as well as a silly pun or two.

For more info about Jeff, click here!

You can catch Jeff live at Harrah’s Las Vegas
The Improv Comedy Club, Jan.10th – 15th
Showtime: 8:30PM, 10:30PM

For reservations
You can listen to a recording of our show below!

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Debbie Reynolds, Steve Mittleman-Las Vegas Backstage Talk w/Comedian Michele LaFong

Dec. 22. 2011  6pm-7pm PST 1230AM in LV & The Web

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

For over six decades, our lives have been enriched by the talents of a singer, dancer and actress we know as Debbie Reynolds. With a rich life in talent and skills, she is a must see at The South Point Showroom.

Debbie Reynolds gave LaFong her first running-show in LV- “Vegas Live” starring Comedian Michele LaFong at The Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino on The LV Strip.

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

Too much to list about the life and history of Debbie Reynolds here. For more about Debbie, click HERE.
Comedian, Actor, Speaker – Steve Mittleman

Steve started touring in 1980 and has kept audiences laughing ever since.

One of the rare comics that has appeared on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson & Jay Leno… Letterman.. Showtime Laugh-Off Special, HBO, Extreme Makeover and on almost every show out there. Also in film he co-starred in Roxanne, featured in Radio Days, Beer, Rich Boys, and Out-of-towners.

For more info about Steve, CLICK HERE!

You can catch Steve live at Harrah’s Las Vegas
The Improv Comedy Club, Dec. 20th – 25th
Showtime: 8:30PM, 10:30PM

For reservations

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