Veteran Vegas comic George Wallace joins BJ Novak’s “The Premise”
Even outside of Westgate Las Vegas, that of George Wallace life is a cabaret.
The stand-up comedian and veteran actor has two premieres the same week. He starred in “The Premise,” created by BJ Novak, which was scheduled to air Thursday night on FX on Hulu. The show is a half-hour anthology of separate stories, addressing current issues and concerns. Wallace’s “The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler” was released on September 23.
“Please take a look and so on, what’s the matter,” Wallace posted on Twitter. “I enjoyed it.”
Novak created and hosts each episode, with Wallace featured on a premier cast roster that includes Lucas Hedges, Beau Bridges, Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
“Guns, identity, social justice, sex, capitalism, revenge, love, fame, social media – nothing is off limits,” promises the Web platform of the emission. Looks like the Wallace show, which is still on hiatus at the Westgate Cabaret.
– George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) September 30, 2021
He is also featured as a voiceover in “Ten Year Old Tom,” which also premiered Thursday on HBO Max. Dressed in a pinstripe suit and sporting a mustache, Wallace plays the father of Tom’s friend Nelson (who looks like an updated cartoon adaptation of Eddie Haskell).
In the trailer for the series, Wallace offers variations of words describing male anatomy after the children express their confusion about these terms. When kids want ice cream, Wallace tells them they should start a GoFundMe campaign as long as they funnel the proceeds into something ice cream related.
The Premise are half an hour films – you don’t have to watch in sequence. So if you want to move on to the funniest man in the world @MrGeorge Wallace in “The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler” it is on @hulu today. pic.twitter.com/iKIavTZfzf
– BJ Novak (@bjnovak) September 23, 2021
So they find a glacier, expressed by David Duchovny, who sells them his entire truck for $ 6,000.
I don’t know about you, but I’m watching this show.
Garrett calls the shots
Brad garrett checked in, saying he was going to headline his club at MGM Grand for New Years Eve. The dates are December 30, 31 and January 1 (two shows).
Garrett had called in the alum of “SNL” Rob schneider to fill those dates, but doesn’t play Schneider at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at all.
It’s a simple explanation. Garrett only hires acts vaccinated against COVID. Schneider has long been a vocal anti-vaccination campaigner. Garrett says that at present all of his staff and 89% of acts booked so far have proof of vaccination.
This is the first New Years Eve booking at Garrett’s new location in the former China Tang Space on the promenade leading to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The grand opening is scheduled for November 27, with Garrett appearing with the club’s veterans Butch bradley and Trixx. Safe calls, everywhere.
What works in Vegas
Brody Dolyniuk playing Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Dolyniuk’s “Symphonic Rock Show” at 7:30 pm Friday is the first performance in the Great Hall since the release of “Once On This Island” in March 2020.
Dolyniuk generally sells well (and mostly we see balcony seating still available), and their concert roster is peppered with classic rock from iconic bands like The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Pink Floyd. Dolyniuk has become a staunch supporter since his days at Railhead in Boulder Station in the late 1990s. The set list is virtually unchanged. The place is what is different.
We have an answer as to what all the upheaval is at the entrance to House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. It’s what used to be called the House of Blues Courtyard, looking more like the Salvage Yard in recent weeks.
The job is actually a $ 4.5 million renovation of this space, top to bottom, which has just been completed.
The updated place resembles a distillery, with aged steel, carpentry, brickwork, riveted metal panels, and a copper crate. New folk art is installed and an enlarged patio is part of the amenities. DG Brian Kline says, “While the venue may look different to our customers, the renovations and upgrades have been designed to meet the needs of today’s discerning customers while respecting our brand’s rich history. “
We were there when the place opened in 1999, Big bad voodoo daddy. The place has not been significantly altered since.
Orchestra 1st and 10
David Perrico’s pop strings returned to Myron’s at the Smith Center for the first time on Wednesday night, his first show there since his “Godfather” themed performance in November 2019. With a few Las Vegas Raiders officials in the audience, Perrico cut his set off. jazz with the theme taken from “Monday Night Football” and the Raiders theme, “The Autumn Wind”. These are the first two, in what was originally called Cabaret Jazz.
– John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) September 30, 2021
The Garden in the Arts District has announced its own drag competition, “Drag Superstar,” which begins Thursday night and runs at 10pm every Thursday through November 18th.
This is a knockout style drag racing competition for 14 aspiring queens. Each week, members of the public and special guest judges decide who goes on to the next round. Queen who wins receives $ 2,000 and is invited to join The Garden’s resident list of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” alumni Alexis Mateo, Coco Montrese, Kylie Sonique Love, Jaymes Mansfield, Jessica Wild and Salem night.
Garden owner Edouard Cordoba says its hotspot’s lineup of queens “has helped make us the premier drag hangout in Las Vegas.” I live in the neighborhood, and this place is definitely hopping.
More information on Cordova’s stronghold follows…
Cool Hang Alert
Ruby lewis, a true Broadway talent, premieres his vintage-Hollywood show “Starlet” at the Star Piano Cocktail Lounge at 8pm Friday. Cordova also owns this place. The new nightclub is in a former local, formerly Sonny’s Saloon at 3449 S. Sammy Davis Jr. Playing at this renovated club is the very definition of the joint’s ranking.
John Katsilometes column is published daily in section A. His “PodKats! podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at [email protected] To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @ JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.