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The Gong Show Live

11/01/11

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) Map

212-997-4144

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01-11-2011 12:00:00 01-11-2011 12:00:00 America/New_York The Gong Show Live Producer Leslie Gold, the New York City-based radio and TV host whose Radiochick Corporation holds the rights to stage Gong Show Live events in the US, said, "The original Gong Show's variety, humor, and surprise elements made it not just memorable, but set precedents. There'd be no General Larry Platt, no America's Got Talent, Big Brother, or the others without The Gong Show. Our show brings all of the fun and lunacy of the TV show to a theatrical stage production, and there's truly nothing like it." In addition to the talent acts, Gong Show Live's entertainment quotient is augmented by its host, comedian Ray Ellin; three judges - Chuck Nice, Leslie Gold ("The Radiochick"), and Ken Dashow - known from their work in standup comedy, TV, and radio; and the four-piece Gong Show Ten Orchestra, led by veteran drummer Sandy Gennaro (Cyndi Lauper, Bo Diddley, Joan Jett). Gong Show Live even has its own updated versions of two of the original TV show's most popular performers, "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" and "The Unknown Comic." More than 350 talent auditions were screened for the premier of Gong Show Live, staged at B.B. King's last August. Press response includes: "Packed with shock value" (Good Day New York, WNYW-TV Fox 5); "Chuck Barris would be proud" (NBC NY.com); "Jaw-droppingly hilarious" (Valerie Smaldone, WOR-AM); "Truly frightening" (Verizon FiOS1 News); "A huge success" (Nora Nolan, WomanAroundTown.com); and "The Gong Show is back and better than ever" (Josh Estrin, Pop Culture Examiner). http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=96325 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Producer Leslie Gold, the New York City-based radio and TV host whose Radiochick Corporation holds the rights to stage Gong Show Live events in the US, said, "The original Gong Show's variety, humor, and surprise elements made it not just memorable, but set precedents. There'd be no General Larry Platt, no America's Got Talent, Big Brother, or the others without The Gong Show. Our show brings all of the fun and lunacy of the TV show to a theatrical stage production, and there's truly nothing like it."

In addition to the talent acts, Gong Show Live's entertainment quotient is augmented by its host, comedian Ray Ellin; three judges - Chuck Nice, Leslie Gold ("The Radiochick"), and Ken Dashow - known from their work in standup comedy, TV, and radio; and the four-piece Gong Show Ten Orchestra, led by veteran drummer Sandy Gennaro (Cyndi Lauper, Bo Diddley, Joan Jett). Gong Show Live even has its own updated versions of two of the original TV show's most popular performers, "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" and "The Unknown Comic."

More than 350 talent auditions were screened for the premier of Gong Show Live, staged at B.B. King's last August. Press response includes: "Packed with shock value" (Good Day New York, WNYW-TV Fox 5); "Chuck Barris would be proud" (NBC NY.com); "Jaw-droppingly hilarious" (Valerie Smaldone, WOR-AM); "Truly frightening" (Verizon FiOS1 News); "A huge success" (Nora Nolan, WomanAroundTown.com); and "The Gong Show is back and better than ever" (Josh Estrin, Pop Culture Examiner).

Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.

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