One of those rare moments in show business will occur on Thursday, Dec. 26, and continue right through to Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when comedian, Pauly Shore, will do standup comedy at the Tropicana Resort & Casino’s Laugh Factory, with his equally famous father Sammy Shore, with one show nightly at 10:30 p.m.
For more than two decades, Pauly Shore has been an iconic figure in show business in front of the camera, and for the last 10 years, behind the scenes with multiple producer, director, and creator credits. And, for more than six decades, Sammy Shore has been standing on stages around the world making people laugh. Simply put, they are Funny!
Pauly has most recently starred in comedy specials, and scripted films for the premiere cable network, Showtime, and various Independent films that enjoyed worldwide distribution including: “Adopted,” “Pauly Shore is Dead,” and “Pauly~tics.” It all started when the 17-year-old Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City, California. He was being mentored by the late, great Sam Kinison. While touring the comedy club circuit, Pauly cultivated an alter ego persona, “The Weasel.” “The Weasel” involved Shore speaking in a , Jeff Spicoli-esque surfer parlance, heavily peppered with, dudespeak slang, such as, “edged,” “melons,” and “grinding,” as well as his catchphrase, “Hey, BU-DDY.” Shore’s big break came as an on-air MTV-VJ, from 1989-1994. At the height of his MTV fame, Pauly had his own show, “Totally Pauly,” serving as a host on MTV’s annual spring break parties. Shore starred in, “Encino Man,” which was followed by, “Son in Law,” “In the Army Now,” “Jury Duty,” and “Bio-Dome.”
Sammy Shore is “The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh,” and is an American comedy legend, who along with his former wife, Mitzi, the mother of Pauly, founded the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. He was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the King’s infamous 1969-1972 “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas. Sammy currently performs his standup comedy routine in nightclubs and casinos across America, including Las Vegas, Reno, and Laughlin, Nevada. Sammy’s book, “The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh,” can be purchased at www.amazon.com, and all other book retailers near you.
Tickets for this very special engagement are priced from $34.95 to $49.95 plus fees. For more information go to www.troplv.com, or call 1-800-829-9034.
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Once again the, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) will unite for “The 15th Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception Benefit Fundraiser and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament. It will kick off with the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception, on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel, Bellagio Grand Ballroom. The NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament will kick off with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, with the first tee off set for 9 a.m. at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Las Vegas. The reception will be emceed by actor, Richard Burgi, with special guest, John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” TV fame, and more than 30 celebrities are anticipated to attend. Since 1997, Canon U.S.A., and NCMEC, have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of child abduction. The Canon4Kids program, a partnership between Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, donates product to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children, produces PSAs with missing children’s photos, and educates parents about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s (LVMS) position as the premier motorsports facility in the world was further solidified with its second consecutive selection as Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year. LVMS, which hosts more than 1,400 event days a year, is the only winner in the two-year history of the award. The announcement was made by Speedway Motorsports Inc. President Marcus Smith. “This award is all about the employees who work so hard and take great pride in what we do here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Chris Powell, LVMS president. “I’m so happy for our staff. This has been a remarkable year at LVMS with successful racing events and track-rental business. We have eight fantastic facilities within the Speedway family, and to be selected as the top-performing speedway out of that group has thrilled everyone on our staff.”
In 2013, LVMS again hosted many racing events, including the annual NASCAR Weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) returned for the third consecutive year and featured record crowds. The speedway also buttressed its reputation as one of the world’s most diverse facilities by hosting golf’s Worlds Long Drive Championships. The speedway will continue to explore new avenues that help maximize the use of our world-class venue.
The Phat Pack, in conjunction with Andrew Van Slee of Extraordinary Media Inc., has settled in at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, 3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd., where they are performing in the Windows Showroom. The popular group opened at Bally’s on December 11, after a lengthy run at the Plaza Hotel & Casino downtown. Their performances at Bally are run every Wednesday through Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The Pack opened at the Plaza Hotel in late November, 2012, to amazing reviews, and received standing ovations nightly. As well, the group was named LV Review Journal Editor’s Pick for “Best of Las Vegas 2013 – Best All Around Performers.” Broadway singers Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan, Randal Keith, and Kevan Patriquin, all met while performing in “Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian, and when that show was ending they went on to create “The Phat Pack,” a show filled with great music, Broadway hits, and the Great American Songbook. They even toss in a little bit of comedy, and a few original songs. Tickets available by calling Bally’s Box Office at 702-757-6530.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week. Have a great Christmas Day.