The Laugh Factory Las Vegas Presents:
GAY DAYS AT LAUGH FACTORY LAS VEGAS.
The Laugh Factory Las Vegas is proud to announce this week’s Comedy Star Lineup OUR GAYEST SHOW EVER!
September 3-September 9
Taylor Negron (Headliner)
Pam Matteson (Feature)
Julie Goldman (Host)
Taylor Negron. Negron's motion picture appearances include Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Angels in the Outfield, The Aristocrats, Nothing but Trouble, Punchline, Better Off Dead, Easy Money, Young Doctors in Love, Call Me Claus and Amy Heckerling's soon to be released[when?] Vamps where he will reprise his infamous Fast Times at Ridgemont High pizza delivery scene, this time with Sigourney Weaver.
Among his television appearances are guest star roles on Wizards of Waverly Place, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, Friends, My Wife and Kids, Seinfeld, ER, and Party of Five. He starred in the regular role of Manuelo the nanny in So Little Time with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
In 2008 he wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron – A Fusion of Story and Song directed by opera director David Schweitzer and co-starring singer/songwriter Logan Heftel. The show debuted to critical acclaim in the Green Room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. It ran also in the 2009 Best of New York Solo Festival at the SoHo Playhouse and at the Barrow Street Theater. Kate Copstick of The Scotsman wrote of it, "The underlying theme of this spellbinding hour seems to be Nietzschean - 'that which does not destroy me makes me strong'. And if that doesn't sound like out-and-out comedy, then that is good. Because the show is not out-and-out comedy. It is a mix of music, storytelling and comedy."
His comedy essays have been published in the anthology Dirty Laundry (Phoenix Books) and Love West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles (Alyson Books).
Director Justin Tanner recently revived Negron’s play Gangster Planet, a four-character domestic comedy set during the Los Angeles Riots, which was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as a Critics Choice. Of it they wrote, "If Aristophanes were alive today and had watched L.A. burn, Gangster Planet could be the result... acute cynicism with a clown’s humanism."
Negron is a regular contributor to Wendy Hammer's Tasty Words, Jill Solloway's “Sit and Spin” and Hilary Carlip’s online magazine “Fresh Yarns” as well as the Huffington Post.
This week’s featured comedian is Pam Matteson who has been bringing down the house at corporate, convention, casino and club venues across the nation with outrageous imitations of some of show business' greatest legends, including a duet by JUDY GARLAND and GOLDIE HAWN and a raucous rendition of "Rock-A-Bye Baby" by mother Whitney Houston. Matteson doing Lauper doing "Girls Just Want to Whine" is a classic, as is Cher's uproarious "Tongue Aerobics" (complete with barbell!)
With a solid background in voice, dance and drama, including studies with Lee Strassberg and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pam brings to each performance a powerful assortment of legendary theatrical favorites such as LIZA MINELLI, BETTE DAVIS, MERYL STREEP and DEBRA WINGER, as well as musical favorites OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, BERNADETTE PETERS, PAT BENETAR and DIONNE WARWICK to name just a few.
Matteson's theatrical credits include the national touring company of ANNIE, MAN OF LA MANCHA, SHENANDOAH, COMPANY, ALL NIGHT STRUT and THE RED BLUE GRASS WESTERN FLYER at the famed Goodspeed Opera House. It was while touring that Matteson decided to fill her evenings off polishing her stand-up routines at local comedy clubs. The result has been a runaway career with appearances on some of TV and Cable's top comedy shows such as "The Tonight Show," "An Evening at the lmprov," "Comic Strip Live," Fox's "Sunday Comics" and Showtime's "Pair of Jokers."
Julie Golden is joining Laugh Factory Las Vegas this week as our host. Julie has been a cast member of LOGO’s BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW and winner of the 2008 Brink of Fame Comic Award, and the 2007 MAC Award for Best Headlining Comedian in NYC. Julie glides effortlessly between lesbian folk singer “Pepper Stein Whalesong” to the beloved Liza Minelli in the now infamous “Super Liza” Series.
Julie has been headlining various shows and working beside Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, and Jeff Garlin. She has performed at Montreal’s prestigious, “Just for Laughs” comedy festival, and on Broadway in “Laughing Liberally”. She is favorite on Olivia cruises and R’ Family Vacations and has appeared doing stand up on LOGO, VH-1, and COMEDY CENTRAL. Currently Julie is working with BRANDY HOWARD (Automatic) on their new Lesbian Romantic Comedy, “NICEST THING”.
LAUGH FACTORY LAS VEGAS HAS TWO PERFORMANCES NIGHTLY AT 8:30 P.M. AND 10:30 P.M. THE CLUB IS LOCATED ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL OF THE NEW TROPICANA HOTEL. PRICES ARE $29.95 FOR GENERAL ADMISION AND $44.95 FOR VIP TICKETS PER PERSON PLUS TAX AND BOX OFFICE FEES.
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