It’s not a successful weekend in The Entertainment Capital of the World without a few laughs and this Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 two of television’s funniest sitcom stars will return to the Mirage stage for two nights of relentless laughter.
You’ve no doubt seen Kevin James and Ray Romano on their hit sitcoms (King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond) and chances are when you watched them they made you laugh! But besides maybe one or two episodes of King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond where they both starred in the same episode you never really got to see both comedians together, until now. Both comedians take to the Mirage stage together and the result is a hilarious night of witty, dry, smart and outrageous humor you won’t forget!
James and Romano started their standup careers much in the same way others do, except while pursuing stardom in L.A. the pair actually met and became close friends before either was a common household name. The friendship all started after James decided to make a move from New York to L.A. to continue to pursue his comedy career. His decision came after years of stand-up gigs in and around the Big Apple and several appearances on Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dennis Miller Live, Late Show with David Letterman, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and The Late Late Show.
He met Romano on the comedy circuit while he was getting his big break with Everybody Loves Raymond. After appearing in the 1996 “Just For Laughs” Montreal Comedy Festival, James landed a recurring role on Ray’s sitcom and just two year later he landed his own sitcom King of Queens. He’s been in the spotlight ever since going from sitcom king to movie king with roles and appearances in Grown Ups, Hitch, I Know Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and his upcoming film Here Comes the Boom, which opens in theaters in Oct.
Romano’s climb to stardom was a little different from James’ but still included stand-up acts on Comedy Central and the Late Show with David Letterman. Romano’s stand-up career all started during an open-mic night at a New York Comedy Club in 1994. After wowing the audience on-stage Romano hit it big when he got his very own show Everybody Loves Raymond. Romano has since appeared in the TV series Men of a Certain Age and has loaned his voice for the animated movie series Ice Age.
And with years of experience behind them the two will show off their friendship and show the audience just how well they work together for a weekend of laughs you haven’t had since both of their shows were on television.
Don’t miss Kevin James and Ray Romano this Friday and Saturday with discounted tickets right here on Best of Vegas, as they finish each other’s sentences or punch lines in this case.
Las Vegas, NV 09/17/12