The Brad garrett Comedy Club is just a foot-long subs from a sandwich shop at the MGM Grand.
It’s the metro. But forget that for a moment.
Garrett is launching Jimmy John’s in a new commercial that will air nationwide during the Super Bowl. Garrett stars as Tony Bolognavich, “The King of Deli,” whose business is underrated (pun intended) by Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. Garrett shot the scenes in January in Los Angeles.
The campaign was originally intended for regional distribution. But as the Adage commercial reported, Jimmy John’s makers loved the 30-second clip so much that they invested in a Super Bowl buy. That’s about $ 5.5 million for half a minute of airtime.
The story of “Meet the King” has Garrett as the backbone of an unnamed sandwich company. The comedic actor laughs at Jimmy John’s, calling the company “Jimmy’s John’s”, and says the ingredients are fine. “I’ve had turkey and ham, made by science,” says Garrett, using overhead quotes to describe meat products.
Down the hall, Subway (who is an NFL sponsor) has no plans to run a Super Bowl commercial.
Garrett is not expected to perform at his club, not until the 50-person capacity restriction is extended. He presented two shows from Thursday to Saturday and one on Sunday. Paul Ogata is headlining this weekend.
Laughter is a factory
On the theme of comedy clubs, Harry basilisk Checks that he returns the midnight shows to Laugh Factory at the Tropicana on Fridays and Saturdays. The new calendar starts this week, with Jean Caponera headlining this weekend. Basil is also planning a midnight show for Valentine’s Day, hosted by none other than the aforementioned Ogata.
Longtime favorite column Rocky Brown came out with his latest single, “Last Laugh”, a collaboration with a hip-hop artist Futuristic. The song sizzles, as expected. Brown commits, every time. Find it on Spotify and other major streaming platforms.
“Last Laugh” follows Brown’s 2020 single, “Soul Sister Retribution,” which topped one million streams. The video for the song featured several prominent female Las Vegas performers.
Brown’s last album, “Mad World” was released in 2019.
Brown, a longtime Vegas performer, also signed a series of timing deals to have her music play in the background of E! Entertainment’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas”; A&E “Born This Way”; MTV’s “The Real World” and “Lohan Beach Club”; TLC’s “The Healer”; “Miz & Mrs; ”From USA Network“ Family or fiancé ”of the OWN network; and also for Discovery, TLC and NASCAR international.
We’ve also known Brown over the years for gigs at the Sand Dollar Lounge, Mandarin Oriental (now the Waldorf), Tuscany Suites, Hard Rock Cafe, and other places I probably forget. She and her partner / producer Jason tanzer effectively break down boundaries.
“The Cocktail Cabaret” is back on stage for the first time since the show toured Florida in February 2020. The show plays the famous Italian American Club on March 7, two performances, with dinner. Seating for dinner is at 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Performances take place at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with tickets priced at $ 65 and $ 75. Contact the IAC at 702-457-3866 for more details.
Back to the show are Niki Scalera (“Hair spray”, “Tarzan”, “Footloose”), Eric Jordan Young (“Rock of Ages”, “Vegas! The Show”, “Ragtime”, “Chicago”, “Seussical the Musical”, “Look of Love”, “Dreamgirls”), Maren Wade (“America’s Got Talent”, “Confessions of a Showgirl”, “Pin Up”, “50 Shades! The Parody”) with a special appearance by a newcomer James D. Gish (“Les Misérables”, “Beautiful, the Carol King Musical”).
Keith thompson and Philippe Fortenberry co-produce the “Cabaret” showcase, cabaret style. Fortenberry is also Music Director and the Man at the Piano. Column favorites abound further, with the batsman Marc Pardy (“The Lion King”), bassist Josh jones (“Million Dollar Quartet”) and saxophonist Eric Tewalt (Celine Dion and Santa Fe and the Horns of the Big City).
Approach the bench
A show that we miss, “Jersey Boys” at the Palazzo and in Paris Las Vegas, produced an attorney. Graham fenton graduated from UCLA Law School and was sworn in to be legally recognized as a judicial officer on Jan.16. Fenton posted some fair photos of himself with his wife, ex- “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers, ”singer Nicole Kaplan Fenton, just after taking the oath in Century City, California, just outside the offices of her new firm, the famous Greenberg Glusker. This is where the iconic avocado Bert Champs continued to work in the office throughout COVID.
“I’m more efficient in the office,” Fields, 91, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Fenton posted his decision on Facebook, writing: “I had just finished my multi-year run with ‘Jersey Boys’ and was at a crossroads: continue on the path of an average career built on decent talent but mundane, or hang left on to a career that might match the other skills in my set, with the important benefit of not having to live with the constant and inevitable risk of unemployment. I always hated hearing almost as much as I hated the uncertainty, which was overshadowed by my hatred for being away from my wife.
“For me, the cons clearly outweighed the pros, so I’m going to law school (sorry, I had to).”
Good time for a rhyme.
Either way, we remember those days about five years ago when Fenton left the show and sought advice from a famous Las Vegas lawyer. A guy named Oscar Good man. They hit it off. And in an odd turn of events, Goodman is working on a Broadway biographical musical about his own life. Fenton could play the lead, but is probably busy. And the court is adjourned.
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