Bob Zany

07/26/2024 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 PM

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Special Event Ages 21+
1511 S. Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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Bob Zany

In 1977, Bob Zany started his career where most performers want to end up --on national television. At the tender age of fifteen, the native Southern Californian appeared on the infamous Gong Show. Halfway through his stand-up routine, which he read from a piece of paper, he was pulled off the stage by a man dressed like a nun wielding a net. Welcome to Show Biz, Bay-bee! Eleven years later, Zany made a triumphant return to The Gong Show, this time as a celebrity judge. Though the initial experience was painful, it marked the first of over 100 appearances on national television. His other accomplishments include the creation of Bob Zany's Comedy Outlets, with over 50 locations throughout California and Nevada; a comedy album "Hi Home, I'm Honey", on Laff Records; a soon-to-be published diet scrapbook, "Laugh at Fat, Bay-bee!", which chronicles his 175-lb weight loss (an accomplishment in itself!); numerous roles in feature films, including a starring role opposite Linda Blair in Up Your Alley; and the highlight of his career to date, being hired by his idol, Steve Martin, to appear on George Burns' Comedy Week. Zany's stage persona has evolved over the years, but the dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need for a major overhaul...along with the 175-lbs, he lost 30 minutes of his act! He spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood clubs, trying to "reinvent" himself. The result is the cigar-smoking, audience-interactive crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today. The transition also led to appearances on Rodney Dangerfield's HBO Special, and as a semi-finalist on Star Search. Zany continues to work in television and film, including recent guest-starring roles on Roseanne and The Drew Carey Show, and headlines at comedy clubs wordwide, with recent tours in England and Denmark. He is married to comedienne/actress Erin O'Connor, and they live in Los Angeles with their three dogs and three cats.

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