Finally, I’m winding down from showcasing and emceeing, on the main stage, for G2E’s Annual Headline Showcase at The Las Vegas Convention Center, from Nov.16-Nov. 18. Tuesday Nov.16, was a long, but very rewarding, day for me. I was emceeing the show from 12-4pm, and had two separate 15-minute showcase spots.
On the first spot, I performed two segments from my new show “Senor Wences Returns” Starring Michele LaFong Comedy, Cast & Crew (complete with video footage.) I opened the show with The Original “Johnny”, the lipstick handpuppet, that Senor Wences became most famous for. Paco, my hot latino “stud-puppet,” also made an appearance.
On the second spot, I performed on the stage with my “brilliant” music director, Michael Shane, where I concentrated on stand-up comedy and impressions with some quick, funny interaction between Michael and myself, throughout the show.
Also performing on the showcase that day were The ZOOperstars! (Comedic, musical Variety Act), Justin Flom (Comedian/magician), Craig Moritz Country Band, Patrick Murray & Matilda (Comedian/ventriloquist), The Thomas Nicholas Band (Rock), and Country Superstars Tribute. All the showcased acts were truly excellent.
At 5PM, Clinton Billups Jr.,The Arena Manager of G2E, brought the industry networking party across the street to The Clarion Hotel.
Michael Shane started the show warm-up, and entertained the crowd by singing some up-beat tunes, with his “Joe Cocker like” voice, while playing the keyboards, and then, I emceed “The Comedy Jam Show.”
First up, I put on one of my favorites, Tanya Lee. She “kicked major comedy butt” She totally destroyed! That “set the tone” for a very successful show. “She is one funny midget!” Mark my words, it’s only a matter of time before Tanya Lee becomes a household name.
Everyone who followed her on the show did very well too. Some of the acts included Larry G. Jones, “Red Skeleton,” and “comedy heavyweight,” singing impressionist, Scott Record, who was the emcee, and was performing a 15- minute spot at G2E the next day on Wed. Nov.17. He did an incredible job. He actually had buyers booking dates just from watching, and hearing his sound check!
All the acts on the show with Scott Record were terrific too. The line-up went as follows: Under A Blood Red Sky (Tribute), Paul Myerhaug (comedian), Miles Mosley (Jazz/Funk; Pop Rock), Kat Simmons,(Comedian), The Partland Brothers, (Adult Contemporary), John DiResta (comedian) The ROCKSHOW JOURNEY (Tribute).
Thursday, Jan.18, The showcase continued with The Pow Wow Comedy Jam, taking the first spot, and emceeing, Michael Sarvar/country, and Blaze Of Glory (Tribute act). As usual Bob Cummings from Bob Cumming’s TV did an awesome job videotaping the entire event.
I have lots of new footage from this event that I will soon be posting.
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