Tony Ruivivar

Tony RuivivarSociety of Seven ( is a variety troupe that was formed in the early 1960s. Originally, the six-member group that included founders Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum who are in the Gold Coast show released a number of records in Asia, recording with Hong Kong-based Diamond Records. Their version of “A Little Bit of Soap” was No. 1 for 32 weeks on the Hong Kong charts, and a hit in neighboring countries. They had a double hit with “Dancing on the Moon” and “Sunshine”.

When the group first came to Las Vegas for a four-week gig at the Thunderbird Lounge, they were discovered by Ed Sullivan and made two appearances on his television show in 1964.

The name Society of Seven (SOS) was adopted in 1969 and the group opened at the main showroom of the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel that year for what was originally a four-week engagement in place of Tommy Sands. To this day, a second troupe of SOS continues to appear at the Outrigger. SOS has appeared in different Las Vegas showrooms including the Aladdin, Bally’s and Flamingo. On Nov. 6, 2009, SOS opened a new show with “American Idol” star Jasmine Trias from Hawaii, who took third place on the show’s third season. The contract is to perform two shows at 3:30 and 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

SOS has been voted “The Best Show in Waikiki” by the readers of “Honolulu Magazine.” The original SOS group received a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in 2006, and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) in 2007.
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Frankie Scinta

Frankie ScintaFrankie Scinta was a musical prodigy, who was given his first instrument — a guitar — at the age of four by his grandfather, Joe Scinta. He eventually added mandolin and banjo, as well as drums and bass to his repertoire. His talent was quickly noticed and he began appearing locally. Before he was a teenager, he’d been seen playing the banjo nationally on Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour, The Merv Griffin Show and Jerry Lewis’ MDA telethon.

Frankie, along with his brother Joe, sister Chrissi and “adopted” brother Peter O’Donnell comprise “The Scintas” (, a staple of the Las Vegas Entertainment scene since 2000. They are consistently voted one of the top acts in Vegas.
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Tommy Chong

Tommy ChongTommy Chong ( is a Canadian-American comedian, actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners.

He is most widely known for his involvement in the marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy movies with Cheech Marin. He played Leo Chingkwake on FOX’s That ’70s Show for 5 years. Tommy has brought a lot of political issues to front by his outspoken feelings about rights and wrongs.
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Jay Mohr

Jay MohrJay Mohr ( is a multiple threat. Film, television, radio, writing, stand-up, and producing are all among the skill sets he has accomplished throughout a career that has spanned over a decade.

In the film world, he has co-starred in over 20 features, opposite some of the most powerful actors and actresses of our generation. In television, in the scripted arena, he starred in the critically acclaimed Fox series ‘Action’ and in the reality genre, he created, executive produced and hosted NBC’s smash hit ‘Last Comic Standing’. In radio, he often guest hosts Premiere Radio’s Jim Rome Show, the number one syndicated sports radio program in the country. In stand-up, he sells out theaters, clubs and colleges all over the country, earning standing ovations for his keen observations on the world and the unique groups of people who live in it.

The multi-talented Mohr first received audience notice with his dead-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Ricki Lake, Dick Vitale and Sean Penn on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Soon after that, he landed his breakthrough film role as a rival agent to Cruise in the blockbuster hit ‘Jerry Maguire’ and followed that up in a touching good-guy turn opposite Jennifer Aniston in ‘Picture Perfect’. Mohr published his first book, the highly praised ‘Gasping for Airtime’, a darkly funny, brutally honest memoir of his two years in the trenches as a writer and featured performer on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Additionally, Mohr is well known for his respected sports work as host of Fox’s ‘NFL This Morning’, narrator of the award winning ‘Beyond the Glory’, and ‘Mohr Sports’, a uniquely original weekly comedy/music/sports talk hour he executive produced and hosted for ESPN.
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Brian Hoffman

Brian Hoffman“Remember Red”, Brian Hoffman’s ( Tribute to Red Skelton takes you back to a time when things were a little less stressful. Where family values were first and everyone was at the dinner table together.

Brian will take you on a light hearted trip down memory lane with Red’s greatest jokes and some of his most well known characters including those two seagulls, Gertrude and Heathcliff, and everyone’s favorite dim-witted country bumpkin, Clem Kadiddlehopper. You’ll laugh till it hurts as you see him give you that ‘Lazy Eye Look’ when he does a bit as Clem Kadiddlehopper proclaiming “even though he never got good grades he left school with some pretty good marks, most of them black and blue!” His non stop antics will keep you laughing for years to come.
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Tom Stevens

Tom StevensRecently completing his five hundredth show in Las Vegas to another standing room only audience, the charismatic Tom Stevens ( is heralded by his growing legion of fans as the best singer-impressionist performing today. His enchanting show has garnered the reputation as the Las Vegas show that audiences want to return to again and again.

Currently performing his one man show at the Riviera and around the Country, he pays tribute to over 25 singers such as Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Anthony Newley, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Cher, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and of course, Dean Martin. Audiences cannot get enough of his true class and timeless music.

Along with his remarkable singing impressions, Tom’s comic wit incorporates many other celebrity voices such as Jerry Lewis, Archie and Edith Bunker, Jimmy Stewart, Bill Clinton, George Burns, Paul Lynde, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Carol Channing, Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro and many more.

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Bobby Slayton

Bobby SlaytonAn interview with Bobby Slayton ( who is playing at the Tropicana. A true “comic’s comic,” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy,” has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 20 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today.

He has appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout his career. He has been named in the top 100 comedians of all time.
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Murray Sawchuck

Murray SawchuckMurray Sawchuck ( has won over 24 awards for his performances worldwide titling him a World Champion. With Murray’s background in music, magic, and dance… his natural movement in to comedy and hosting was a natural. He is a shoe-in to host many of the up and coming reality shows that he gets offered.

Today, after decades of traveling the world and playing such spots as Las Vegas, Monaco, Paris and the Playboy Mansion, Murray is branching into television and feature films, with roles in the hit series “Reno 911,” “Celebrity Blind Date” and in VH1’s “Celebracadabra”, “Pawn Stars” and the sequel to the smash-success, “War of the Worlds.”
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Nathan Burton

Nathan BurtonMagician Nathan Burton (, starred in Wayne Newton’s The Entertainer on E! Entertainment Television, and was a huge hit on Americas Got Talent!

Nathan has performed in Las Vegas for many years and has had his own show since 2006. An amazing magician and very funny guy, he now brings his show to the the main showroom at the Flamingo!
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Ronn Lucas

Ronn LucasAn interview with Ronn Lucas (, master comedian and ventriloquist and star of the Ronn Lucas Show playing at the Excalibur.

Ronn has entertained visitors in Las Vegas on and off for the past 20 years inbetween traveling the world and entertaining Presidents, dignitaries and even the Queen of England. His show is a unique family friendly show for all ages with something that will make you laugh and applaud!
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