Las Vegas has long been the premier destination for entertainment in America. No matter your preference there is something for everyone on the Vegas strip. But if you are a fan of standup comedy there is no place better than Las Vegas. A trip to this electrifying city would not be complete without getting a few laughs in one of the premier venues found on the Vegas strip. Long known as a mecca for comedians some of the biggest names can be found every night of the week all year long. Adding to this tradition, the Mirage is hosting world renowned comedian Ray Romano in February of 2016. Performing for three nights only, February 19th thru the 21st, Ray will appear at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage on the Las Vegas strip. Best known for his long running television comedy, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray will bring his unique blend of comedy to the stage for a hilarious night of enjoyment. Although many only know him as Raymond his career began long before he achieved television comedy success. Ray's comedic success is in his appeal to a wide variety of people.
Ray Romano's unique blend of comedy has been making people laugh for years due to its similarity to what we see in our everyday lives. So, it should come as no surprise that the inspiration for Ray's comedy is his life and family. Born in Queens, New York Ray didn't gain any fame until his early thirties with his appearance on Jonny Walker Comedy Search in 1989. Family was and is of the most importance to Ray who actually lived with his parents until he was 29. Married in 1987, he and his wife would go on to have four children. Adding his Italian heritage to the mix creates a comedy that is unique only to Ray Romano.
Following Ray's appearance on the Johnny Walker Comedy Search he would go on to appear in many different productions for television. He had a long standing role on Comedy Central, as well as appearing in the stand-up comedian category on Star Search. His biggest break was his appearance on The David Letterman Show which led to his well-known television comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond".
Ray Romano is best known for his role as Ray Barone a sports writer of Italian decent who is married with kids and whose parents who live across the street from them. When Everybody Loves Raymond premiered in 1996 it was an instant hit. With its high appeal to Americans, the story was close to home as many of the characters were molded after his own family. At one point he had even given his on show children the same names as his own but decided it would be too confusing. Additionally, one of Ray's brother is an officer on the New York Police department just like his on screen brother. The shown highlighted Ray's unique comedy centered on both his family and his own self-depreciating humor. The show ran for nine years earning him six Emmy nominations and a win in 2002. He was also nominated five times for a Screen Actors Guild award as well two Golden Globe nominations.
Follow Up Act
He appeared in 95 Miles to Go, a documentary tracing his journey across the southern US. Men of a Certain Age premiered in 2008 on TNT marking his return to television. Romano appeared in The Office and The Middle before taking on a long term role in Parenthood. Which was a role that introduced Romano as more than a comedian allowing him to display a more dramatic side to his acting.
Game Show Contestant
Ray is not only an actor and comedian but he has been a contestant on several game shows. Bring his unique brand of comedy to these different stages delighted audiences and winning significant money for charity. His appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire netted $125,000 for the NYPD D.A.R.E. program.
Besides his fame due to his television series Ray Romano is also well known for the voice of the wooly mammoth Manny in the Ice Age series. The first movie premiered in 2002 to wide acclaim. The great success of the first movie has prompted the release of two more and there is third rumored to be in the works for release in 2016. Millions of children around the world have grown to love Ray's character in these fun filled family friendly movies. Ray's unique comedy can be seen in the often grumpy, over protective, family oriented character of Manny.
In what is to be considered his biggest dramatic role to date Ray Romano has joined a world renowned cast in the new HBO series Vinyl. The story of a music producer in the 1970's, who is struggling to make it in the highly competitive world of music. Sure to be one of his most diverse roles in his career to date. Ray Romano is sure to surprise and delight audiences with a side we have not seen from him before.
Stand-up Comedy Tour
While Ray is busy with other projects he still makes time to get back to his roots with stand-up comedy shows around the country. He recently appeared with his Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Brad Garret around the country to rave reviews. Although we love Ray Romano in all the roles he has played, his stand-up comedy cannot be matched. His show is highly entertaining with snippets of his life intertwined in the show. True to form Ray Romano can still deliver some of the best stand-up that can be found.
Whether you are already a fan of Ray Romano or just want to check out some good comedy you can't miss his stand-up comedy show at The Mirage on the Las Vegas strip. Ray will offer the laughs you need to forget your everyday worries. This coupled with the great atmosphere of the Las Vegas strip can be the getaway you so richly deserve. So, get your tickets today they won't last long.
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