This is the second show I have seen in Las Vegas, I could have not missed one of my favourite comedians Kevin James and having Ray Romano on the stage as well, that was a bonus.
A comedian, whose name unfortunately I forgot, started the show. He was good but as he told one of the guys in the front row “You don’t feel like laughing, your ticket says Ray Romano and Kevin James, so you are wondering what I am doing on the stage.” or something along this line.
I thought the same, he might have better jokes than Ray Romano or Kevin James but people come the see them and they would laugh more heartily at them even if they have heard the jokes before.
I liked the show, Kevin James was first, he left, and Ray Romano came onto the stage. Then both were on stage. Ray Romano imitated Kevin James very well and Kevin James imitated not very successfully Ray Romano who kept saying “That’s not me, I don’t sound like that.” and I agreed, the imitation was far off. “Couldn’t Kevin James imitate Ray Romano? He is an actor and moreover a comedian.” I thought. It turns out he could have imitated Ray Romano perfectly, but the bad imitation was part of the show.
At the end of the show the lights went up and there was a Q&A period. I did not take any photos, even if I think I should have and I could have. I understand the theater’s policy with no photos and recording during the show itself but they should allow a few photos at the end of the show. It should not be a big deal. I wanted to raise my hand and if chosen to ask “May I take a photo of you two?” but I was too embarrassed to do this. Others were not. A woman asked to be allowed onto the stage to take a photo with Kevin James. Ray Romano said he was hurt as she didn’t even pretend she wanted to have a photo with him as well. Another woman told Kevin James “I want to watch your kids!”. I didn’t get it and neither James: “I am scared now, what does this mean?”. Another woman to James: “Can you do the <don’t know what she said here> dance?” “What am I, a monkey?” said James, and to Romano “What dance? What did she say?” Romano said he didn’t understand either.
The Q&A (and the show) unfortunately had to come to an end.
And what happened immediately after end of the show will “haunt” me for some time until I will find an answer or forget the whole matter. A group of people who were sitting in the 4th or 5th row went backstage. They were well dressed, apparently more women than men, things are blurry now so I might be wrong and I wish I could have paid more attention to all details but I was quite tired after a day trip to the Grand Canyon and the whole affair completely took me by surprise. Also, I still remember that 2 or 3 employees came to escort the guests. And a couple went backstage as well after the initial group. I vaguely remember how the man spoke to one of the employees.
I left the theater but I came back as I had to find out and while nobody was around I asked a security guard about what I saw. He told me those people were on a list of guests. This was a perfectly valid explanation I would think. However, it was more to do with the seats I thought, the employees who came to escort the guests didn’t seem to go over any list.
How does one get on such a list? Will I ever find out? I would see the show again only to watch carefully what is going on .
However, this is my last show “review”, next I will write about my day trip to the Grand Canyon.