OFF TO LAS VEGAS - WITH SOME OF OUR OLD STARS OF STAGE & SCREEN
A youthful Jess Conrad and yours truly in the '60s.
Just caught sight of the new five part ITV series of programmes (Tuesdays at 9pm) which includes nine British showbiz legends on their way to Las Vegas. Some famous names from comedy, music and variety from the years gone by who will be given one last shot at putting on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world. The theatre in Las Vegas is booked for one night only and our intrepid friends will be given the chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone and will put on a spectacular variety performance at one of the iconic venues in Las Vegas.
I have met and interviewed some of these showbiz folk which include comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard.
It will be interesting following their journey from their departure in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they'll all be proud of. Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends' vast and varied careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their incredible stories. The first four episodes will air on ITV prime time with an additional feature length special of their full variety performances in Vegas airing exclusively on ITV3. Head Of ITV's Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene said: “Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world.”