Cannon & Ball, Bernie Clifton, Anita Harris & Sue Pollard amongst comedians heading to Sin City
Last Laugh In Vegas
Showbiz legends prepare for the gig of a lifetime in Las Vegas
What happens when a group of British showbiz legends are let loose in Sin City? . . . ITV is about to find out in a brand new five-part series for 2018 called Last Laugh In Vegas.
Some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s are to be given one last shot at putting on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world. The theatre is booked for one night only and eight acts will be given the chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone and put on a spectacular variety performance at one of the iconic venues in Las Vegas.
The eight showbiz legends are comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60’s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard.
Cameras will follow these stars from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they'll all be proud of.
Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends' vast and varied careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their incredible stories.
The culmination will be an hour long special of their variety performance in Vegas.
ITV's Head Of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene said: “Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world. You won't believe the names we got, and I am so happy that they, and the audience, will get to see them living their dream.”
Shiver’s Executive Producer Sally Evans said “Working with our showbiz heroes and giving them the chance to go on a journey that genuinely means so much to each of them is such an exciting proposition. The entertainment community of Vegas won’t know what’s hit them!”
The five-part series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and Entertainment commissioner Joe Mace.
It will be made for ITV Studios’ factual entertainment arm Shiver, executive produced by Sally Evans, Mark Robinson and John Kaye Cooper, series produced by Stuart Ramsay and series directed by Iain Thompson.
September 13, 2017 12:06pm by ITV Press Centre