The glitz and glam, the neon lights, the endless buffet lines, 24-hour parties and taking center stage may be the favorite part of Vegas for some, but for comedic Steve Byrne the real enjoyment of Vegas comes from something a little different;
“Seeing all the gorgeous, obese, corn-fed, Mid-Western couples that roll around at a snails pace along the strip and drink out of plastic palm trees.”
Making his first appearance at Harrah’s comedy club, The Improv, Byrne will be taking center stage through May 1 to deliver his stand up comedy routines to those craving some laughs.
“I am very excited to be playing at one of the more youth driven and smoke free casino's on the strip,” said Byrne.
For six back-to-back days, Byrne will take The Improv stage, guaranteeing audiences nothing but performances full of laughs and awkward moments.
In preparation of his appearance in Las Vegas, I asked Byrne a couple questions about Vegas, Comedy and his supporting acts Colin Jost and Brandon Hahn, his responses did nothing but confirm that this show will leave you laughing.
For more information on Steve Byrne, his tour and appearances visit stevebyrnelive.com
NV: How did you originally get your start in comedy?
SB: I was adopted by Angelina Jolie when I was a Korean orphan at age 4 and she forced me into it by age 8 to help pay the bills. She took off in movies, married Brad Pitt and now I am at The Improv Wed thru Sunday. I miss my mommy.
NV: How did you get into acting?
SB: The casting couch. Here is what you need...chapstick, discipline, lots of lotion and the ability to detach yourself from your current reality.
NV: Which do you prefer; on screen comedy/acting or stand up?
SB: I suppose stand up. It's what I am used to and what I am comfortable with. I do moonlight as a male exotic dancer with the troupe, Sparkle Motion and that is very exciting as well.
NV: How do you like the venue, The Improv?
SB: I love it. Give me a brick wall and I'll fend off the Latino's and their graffiti and do some jokes in front of it.
NV: Do you have any other plans during your time in Vegas?
SB: To be cast in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew by Sunday.
NV: Have you worked with either of the supporting acts (Brandon Hahn or Colin Jost) before?
SB: I have done Brandon's radio show when I am in Vegas. He's a great comic and a really awesome DJ on KOMP. Colin Jost is a comic I met in New York City. When he's not doing stand up, he writes for Saturday Night Live. He's an awesome comic and I know the rest of the country will know who he is in a few more years.
NV: How is it working with Brandon and Colin?
SB: I try to do my best to point out every single flaw in their acts. I provide them with countless pages of notes. It’s more work than downtime for me but they need that extra attention to ultimately be a comedian performing for 75 senior citizens on a Wednesday who gets free chicken fingers, like me.
NV: What is your all time favorite joke?
SB: My ex-girlfriend pulled a fast one on me in college when she wanted to keep me from breaking up with her, she told me she was pregnant. That was a really, really funny one! (Bitch).