Kenny Davidsen is known for his wide assortment of bow ties and his performances at Don’t Tell Mama on Fremont East and at Tuscany Suites. As he approaches his fifth anniversary at Tuscany, he talks of why he moved to Las Vegas from New York and how his shows have become popular hangs among those in the city’s entertainment community.
Kats! on the Radio
Kats! on the Radio is an entertainment radio show hosted by John Katsilometes, senior editor and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that airs on Wednesdays at 8:00pm on KUNV 91.5 The Source. Each week Kats interviews Las Vegas celebrities, performers and executives, and sheds a little light on the always changing and ever exciting entertainment capital of the world.
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Bobby Slayton was nicknamed “Pitbull of Comedy” about 40 years ago, and the nickname has stuck. The veteran stand-up talks about his career arc, his disdain for comedy clubs and overcoming the death of his wife, Teddie Lee, in 2016 as he preps for two headlining shows this weekend at South Point Showroom.
Derek Stevens has been operating hotel-casinos on Fremont Street for more than a decade. The D Las Vegas has become a focal point with its affiliation with the Vegas Golden Knights, and he’s moving aggressively with plans to renovate Las Vegas Club, Glitter Gulch and Mermaids into a major downtown resort. The Detroit native talks of those initiatives, and what brought him to town in the first place.
Comic magician Piff the Magic Dragon (aka John Van der Put) and his showgirl sidekick, Jade Simone, talk of their new TV project being taped at Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo. The act continues to perform nightly at 8 o’clock at the venue, as Piff plays off his status as “The Loser of America’s Got Talent.”
Andy Wright is Director of Entertainment for House Seats Presents. Sunday night, he’s directing “Rocky Horror Picture Show — Live!” at House of Blues. An all-star cast of Vegas performers are set to appear in a live performance of the legendary cult movie, with the film playing on the HoB big screen. Wright talks of why he left Cirque to join House Seats, a ticket-broker agency that also puts on recurring performances, all for charity.