Don Rickles, a true comedy legend, talked to Bart Torres in 2012 about his hilarious adventures with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ronald Reagan and his time on the Vegas Strip. Rickles also touched on his long marriage, stand-up comedy, his start as an insurance salesman, and how he wrote his own tweets.
In 2015, Bart Torres spent time with comedian, actress, and writer Wanda Sykes leading up to her show at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Wanda talked about the fated Curb Your Enthusiasm revival, her past career in the NSA, and what activities she was planning for her time on the Vegas Strip.
Bart Torres spoke with late comedian Ralphie May in 2016 about preparation for May’s first time playing the famous Treasure Island Theater in Las Vegas. May gave some humorous tips for visiting Vegas and joked about his big plans for the stage constructed for the acrobatics show Cirque du Soleil, as well as his opinions on the then-upcoming 2016 presidential election.
Bart Torres interviewed comedian Andrew Dice Clay in 2010. The night before, he started a headlining residency at the famous Las Vegas Hilton. Clay talked about how it felt to have a residency at what was famously Elvis Presley’s home theater and how he idolized rock stars like Elvis rather than comedians growing up. He also shared some impressions, including one of Elvis.
The late comedian Richard Jeni of Platypus Man and The Mask talked to Bart Torres in this interview from 2005 about his most recent HBO special, A Big Steaming Pile of Me. Jeni makes some humorous observations about hotels and explains how he enjoys Las Vegas without gambling. Jeni also talks politics and about the ever-widening partisan gap in America.
Steven Wright, actor, comedian, writer, Oscar winner, narrator of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, and Rolling Stone’s 15th greatest stand-up in the world, got his start on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In this installment of Las Vegas Connection, Wright talks to Bart Torres about his unique, signature deadpan delivery, and how he doesn’t believe in time.
In this episode of Las Vegas Connection, Adam Carolla, comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director talks to Bart Torres about making up for lost time doing nothing and working construction for 10 years. Carolla jokes about his lax upbringing with hippy parents and taking over for Norm McDonald as the voice of “Death” on the animated series Family Guy. Carolla gives his thoughts on Trump from his experience on Celebrity Apprentice.